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Robert J. Grubinskas's Collection
 
8/20/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Robert J. Grubinskas
Dates:4/15/1973 - 3/17/2009
Album Info:Here are some photos' of our beloved Grafton & Upton RailRoad here in Massachusetts. As of 2008 a new rebirth is occuring with a new owner as the whole railroad from North Grafton,MA to Milford will be reactivated in due time. A lot of work needs to be done!
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Engine #1
Title:  Engine #1
Description:  Former Boston & Albany #117 Location and date unknown.
Photo Date:  4/7/1900  Upload Date: 4/16/2008 5:30:30 PM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Unknown/Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  BA 117(4-4-0)
Views:  1853   Comments: 2
Engine House
Title:  Engine House
Description:  Activity
Photo Date:  3/17/1976  Upload Date: 10/10/2016 9:53:01 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Philp M. Paradis Photo Collection
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  56   Comments: 0
Hopedale Scale House
Title:  Hopedale Scale House
Description:  G&U #9 at Hopedale yard.
Photo Date:  8/1/1977  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 9:57:38 PM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  Yard,Action
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Views:  846   Comments: 0
Time Travel
Title:  Time Travel
Description:  Pulling on by the G&U office.
Photo Date:  8/1/1977  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 9:59:16 PM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
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Views:  785   Comments: 0
West Upton,MA
Title:  West Upton,MA
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/17/1979  Upload Date: 10/10/2016 9:40:12 AM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis Photo Collection
Categories:  Action
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Views:  32   Comments: 0
G&U 212
Title:  G&U 212
Description:  G&U has picked up more bussiness as of late resulting in more switching in N.Grafton,MA.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 10:25:46 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  1083   Comments: 4
Alco smoke show.
Title:  Alco smoke show.
Description:  I love this very rare scene you just do not see anymore. I also love that there is no ditch lights.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 10:41:15 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  951   Comments: 1
Lite Engine.
Title:  Lite Engine.
Description:  The 212 gets a workout this morning.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 10:54:21 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  689   Comments: 1
G&U Action.
Title:  G&U Action.
Description:  Shoving back to the mill.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 2:10:01 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  587   Comments: 0
Washington Mills
Title:  Washington Mills
Description:  Shoving back towards Washington Mills.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 11:02:06 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  716   Comments: 0
End of the line at Washington Mills.
Title:  End of the line at Washington Mills.
Description:  Ernie is shoving 2 cars back next to 4 others. This train is on the mainline to Hopedale,MA.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 11:21:10 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  837   Comments: 0
Washington Mills
Title:  Washington Mills
Description:  The crew is preparing to move the boxcar.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 11:12:01 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  Model
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Views:  779   Comments: 1
Washington Mills
Title:  Washington Mills
Description:  Getting the boxcar.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 11:33:12 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  Model
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  675   Comments: 0
In the house.
Title:  In the house.
Description:  Preparing to pull the boxcar out.
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 11:28:35 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  Model
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  828   Comments: 0
Washington Mills Switch.
Title:  Washington Mills Switch.
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/28/2006  Upload Date: 12/28/2006 2:18:31 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  361   Comments: 0
Faded Alco 212
Title:  Faded Alco 212
Description:  Big plans are happining with the new owner. Get this alco now, sounds like it will be replaced.
Photo Date:  4/2/2008  Upload Date: 4/2/2008 2:25:46 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  622   Comments: 0
Switching
Title:  Switching
Description:  The paint is fading fast on this unit and is still a class act. Swapping out wheatabix.
Photo Date:  4/2/2008  Upload Date: 4/2/2008 2:30:40 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  535   Comments: 0
In the siding.
Title:  In the siding.
Description:  G&U 212 spotting the last car of the day.
Photo Date:  4/5/2008  Upload Date: 4/2/2008 2:34:50 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  352   Comments: 0
West Upton.
Title:  West Upton.
Description:  Used ties' that will be used to rehab the line.
Photo Date:  4/5/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 8:38:18 PM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  420   Comments: 0
Rock Island
Title:  Rock Island
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/5/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 8:38:33 PM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  392   Comments: 0
G&U Caboose
Title:  G&U Caboose
Description:  No numbers. Missing some steps. The line is being reactivated.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/14/2008 2:05:20 PM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  809   Comments: 0
ex-G&U caboose
Title:  ex-G&U caboose
Description:  Now a ice cream stand. Date unknown. That is a original sign.
Photo Date:  4/7/2008  Upload Date: 4/30/2008 12:21:39 PM
Location:  Bass River, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  571   Comments: 1
Surprise.
Title:  Surprise.
Description:  This was trucked in this past week. No stairs and one air hose and new windows. Also no numbers.
Photo Date:  4/14/2008  Upload Date: 4/14/2008 1:56:44 PM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  630   Comments: 1
G&U Caboose
Title:  G&U Caboose
Description:  Something new.
Photo Date:  4/14/2008  Upload Date: 4/14/2008 2:01:34 PM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  252   Comments: 0
G&U Caboose.
Title:  G&U Caboose.
Description:  Other end.
Photo Date:  4/14/2008  Upload Date: 4/14/2008 2:02:48 PM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  245   Comments: 0
Pettibone Brush Cutter
Title:  Pettibone Brush Cutter
Description:  Looks like it is back in service.
Photo Date:  4/16/2008  Upload Date: 4/16/2008 4:47:11 PM
Location:  Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  679   Comments: 1
G&U Replacement Power.
Title:  G&U Replacement Power.
Description:  Here is the new wreck on the property. Needs alot of TLC.
Photo Date:  4/28/2008  Upload Date: 4/28/2008 11:55:30 AM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GU 2443(CF7) GU 212(S4)
Views:  1126   Comments: 0
G&U 2443
Title:  G&U 2443
Description:  A closer look.
Photo Date:  4/28/2008  Upload Date: 4/28/2008 12:01:16 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GU 2443(CF7)
Views:  1025   Comments: 0
G&U
Title:  G&U
Description:  For better or for worse. I will take the Alco any day.
Photo Date:  4/28/2008  Upload Date: 4/28/2008 12:03:17 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4) GU 2443(CF7)
Views:  991   Comments: 3
G&U 2443
Title:  G&U 2443
Description:  Ugly duckling.
Photo Date:  4/28/2008  Upload Date: 4/28/2008 12:02:05 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GU 2443(CF7)
Views:  614   Comments: 0
G&U Police
Title:  G&U Police
Description:  Police Patch
Photo Date:  4/30/2008  Upload Date: 4/30/2008 12:42:33 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  373   Comments: 0
The New kid on the block.
Title:  The New kid on the block.
Description:  Just arrived
Photo Date:  5/8/2008  Upload Date: 5/8/2008 7:24:06 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BCLR 1702(GP9)
Views:  1364   Comments: 1
On Standby
Title:  On Standby
Description:  Two of the three units that will work the G&U of the future.The railroad has a lot of prepping to do. These units are slated to be painted into the new G&U paint scheme this year. These are stored behind Washington Mills.
Photo Date:  5/12/2008  Upload Date: 5/12/2008 12:51:17 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GU 1702(GP9) GU 2443(CF7)
Views:  1146   Comments: 1
Working Alco
Title:  Working Alco
Description:  Shoving into Washington Mills.
Photo Date:  5/12/2008  Upload Date: 5/12/2008 4:30:14 PM
Location:  North Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GU 212(S4)
Views:  479   Comments: 1
The GU Mobile
Title:  The GU Mobile
Description:  The G&Us new/used HiRail pickup.
Photo Date:  5/13/2008  Upload Date: 5/13/2008 4:58:44 PM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  772   Comments: 0
Land Ho
Title:  Land Ho
Description:  Clearing the forest of brush. Lots of work to do indeed. Looking North.
Photo Date:  5/13/2008  Upload Date: 5/13/2008 5:47:09 PM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  858   Comments: 0
House Keeping
Title:  House Keeping
Description:  The property is getting a makeover with some tracks removed in the process.
Photo Date:  9/11/2008  Upload Date: 9/11/2008 11:34:37 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  719   Comments: 0
House Keeping
Title:  House Keeping
Description:  The property is getting a makeover with some tracks removed.
Photo Date:  9/11/2008  Upload Date: 9/11/2008 11:35:28 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  622   Comments: 0
Looking North
Title:  Looking North
Description:  Looking towards the old Draper Mills.
Photo Date:  9/11/2008  Upload Date: 9/11/2008 11:35:50 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  572   Comments: 0
Looking North.
Title:  Looking North.
Description:  This is the Main Line leaving the yard back towards Grafton.
Photo Date:  9/11/2008  Upload Date: 9/11/2008 11:36:12 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  489   Comments: 0
Hopedale Yard
Title:  Hopedale Yard
Description:  One side of the yard.
Photo Date:  9/11/2008  Upload Date: 9/11/2008 11:36:31 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  691   Comments: 0
Open for Business
Title:  Open for Business
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/11/2008  Upload Date: 9/11/2008 11:36:57 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  377   Comments: 0
Land clearing
Title:  Land clearing
Description:  another view
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 11:54:04 AM
Location:  West Upton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  424   Comments: 0
Hopedale Yard
Title:  Hopedale Yard
Description:  The old G&U building gone. Alot of excavating going on.
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 12:08:33 PM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  411   Comments: 0
Enginehouse is History.
Title:  Enginehouse is History.
Description:  Alot of changes going on. All for the better we can only hope.
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 12:10:29 PM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  436   Comments: 0
GU 9
Title:  GU 9
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 10/10/2016 9:32:07 AM
Location:  Unknown, MA
Author:  Philp M. Paradis Photo Collection
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GU 9(44Tonner)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Plow Extra
Title:  Plow Extra
Description:  Going to Hopedale
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 10/10/2016 10:24:25 AM
Location:  Grafton, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradiis Photo Collection
Categories: 
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Views:  39   Comments: 0
Hopedale,MA.
Title:  Hopedale,MA.
Description:  Work in progress. Looking towards the old G&U office site.
Photo Date:  3/18/2009  Upload Date: 3/26/2009 8:04:30 AM
Location:  Hopedale, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  311   Comments: 0
Sibley Street.
Title:  Sibley Street.
Description:  Looking south.
Photo Date:  4/15/1973  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 8:05:43 PM
Location:  Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  448   Comments: 0
Sibley Street.
Title:  Sibley Street.
Description:  Brush cutting has begun. Looking North.
Photo Date:  4/5/2008  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 8:05:09 PM
Location:  Grafton, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
Categories: 
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Views:  344   Comments: 1


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