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Robert J. Grubinskas's Collection
 
8/20/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Robert J. Grubinskas
Dates:9/14/1978 - 1/24/2006
Album Info:Hand cranked gates stated in the year 1874. They were made at Woonsocket, RI until the 1970's when this craft was dying out faster than the dinosaur. Concord Street in Framingham was the last set on a class 1 railroad. All mechanical with chains and cables underground. They were different styles of gates. 1- manual crank, 2 - air gates, and 3 - armstrong lever. The most popular was hand cranked. So again another craft goes into extinction.
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Country Road
Title:  Country Road
Description:  Big crossing. 11/12/1891
Photo Date:  11/12/1900  Upload Date: 1/2/2006 11:09:59 PM
Location:  Wenham, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis Collection
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Views:  527   Comments: 1
Maine Central
Title:  Maine Central
Description:  Skowhegan,ME. 1940s
Photo Date:  1/20/1944  Upload Date: 1/9/2006 1:44:56 PM
Location:  Skowhegan, ME
Author:  Philip M. Paradis Collection
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Views:  475   Comments: 0
B&M Shirley,MA.
Title:  B&M Shirley,MA.
Description:  Better than nothing. Main and Davis Streets. I was told these were the best balanced gate ever.
Photo Date:  11/11/1961  Upload Date: 12/31/2005 1:04:42 PM
Location:  Shirley, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  732   Comments: 1
B&M Shirley,MA.
Title:  B&M Shirley,MA.
Description:  Another view.
Photo Date:  11/11/1961  Upload Date: 12/31/2005 12:50:22 PM
Location:  Shirley, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  697   Comments: 1
Crossing watchman in action.
Title:  Crossing watchman in action.
Description:  Gate tender mack lowering gates for commuter in 1975.
Photo Date:  7/1/1975  Upload Date: 12/31/2005 2:10:34 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Views:  432   Comments: 2
MBTA 1104
Title:  MBTA 1104
Description:  Arthur (Mack McKenney) Posing for the camera.
Photo Date:  1/22/1980  Upload Date: 1/2/2006 10:32:50 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Locomotives:  MBTA 1104(FP10)
Views:  916   Comments: 1
John Street.
Title:  John Street.
Description:  Only one of two hand cranked gates left in New Jersey and 1 of 4 left in the USA.
Photo Date:  5/15/1981  Upload Date: 1/9/2006 1:22:18 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Views:  537   Comments: 1
John Street.
Title:  John Street.
Description:  Another View. Shortly after this this octogon crossing shanty burnt down.
Photo Date:  5/15/1981  Upload Date: 1/9/2006 1:23:33 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Views:  432   Comments: 0
B-Liner
Title:  B-Liner
Description:  1981 Budliners still under own power.Commuter comming in on track #2,
Photo Date:  7/1/1981  Upload Date: 1/2/2006 10:55:47 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  335   Comments: 0
CR 2808
Title:  CR 2808
Description:  Sothbound on the Framingham secondary.(Old New Haven RR Main)Going to Readville,MA.This is a loaded rail train for the MBTA Franklin branch.
Photo Date:  11/12/1981  Upload Date: 1/2/2006 11:45:39 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Locomotives:  CR 2808(B23-7)
Views:  547   Comments: 0
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Description:  In 1981 this crossing was in the process of being automated. Augusta Street.
Photo Date:  10/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/31/2005 5:28:17 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Views:  382   Comments: 1
SEBO-8
Title:  SEBO-8
Description:  A dark saturday afternoon.
Photo Date:  1/8/1984  Upload Date: 1/27/2006 3:19:38 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Locomotives:  CR 2341(GP35)
Views:  471   Comments: 0
Commuter Rail
Title:  Commuter Rail
Description:  Commuter arriving on a rainy day in june. Crossing will be semi automated in less than two months'.
Photo Date:  6/28/1985  Upload Date: 12/31/2005 2:00:30 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Bruce Armstrong
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Locomotives:  MBTA 1151(FP10)
Views:  667   Comments: 1
BOSE-X
Title:  BOSE-X
Description:  Extra 3267 westbound through concord street.A mint day indeed.
Photo Date:  8/15/1984  Upload Date: 2/10/2006 5:20:05 PM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
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Locomotives:  CR 3267(GP40)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
B&A
Title:  B&A
Description:  This is Main Street looking north. Tower controlled the crossing gates also Johnstones Inn is still there on the left.
Photo Date:  9/1/1900  Upload Date: 1/31/2006 10:06:37 PM
Location:  Ashland, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis Collection
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Bishop Street.1963
Title:  Bishop Street.1963
Description:  Bishop Street.Framingham,MA.This crossing had 5 tracks,4 NYC and 1 New Haven.New Haven was to service Dennison mfg.When merged with penn central the crossing was doubled tracked and automated by mid 1969 or 1970.
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 12/31/2005 10:24:32 AM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  441   Comments: 0
Bishop Street
Title:  Bishop Street
Description:  Check this seen out. Just cross bucks and gate lamps at night.
Photo Date:  2/15/1949  Upload Date: 2/20/2006 9:50:59 AM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis Collection
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Views:  294   Comments: 0
Bishop Street
Title:  Bishop Street
Description:  A look at the master gate post . Dennison Mfg in the background.
Photo Date:  2/15/1963  Upload Date: 2/20/2006 9:55:10 AM
Location:  Framingham, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  319   Comments: 0
BM 1559
Title:  BM 1559
Description:  MBTA commuter train heading west. Notice the stains from the radaitor.
Photo Date:  10/7/1982  Upload Date: 1/24/2006 2:01:09 PM
Location:  Melrose, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  BM 1559(GP7)
Views:  913   Comments: 1
Wyomming Ave.Melrose,MA..1981
Title:  Wyomming Ave.Melrose,MA..1981
Description:  This crossing was automated in 1983 I believe.
Photo Date:  11/1/1981  Upload Date: 12/31/2005 10:45:03 AM
Location:  Melrose, MA
Author:  Robert Grubinskas
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Views:  512   Comments: 1
Wyomming Ave.
Title:  Wyomming Ave.
Description:  The Gatetender blew a police whistle before he lowered the gates' at this cossing. Only cross bucks' here. Does anybody know his name? Known as the mad russian.
Photo Date:  11/1/1981  Upload Date: 2/20/2006 10:32:14 AM
Location:  Melrose, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
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Views:  287   Comments: 1
Wyomming Ave.
Title:  Wyomming Ave.
Description:  Always keeping a wotchful eye for someone doing something stupid.
Photo Date:  11/1/1981  Upload Date: 2/20/2006 10:37:43 AM
Location:  Melrose, MA
Author:  Robert J. Grubinskas
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Views:  216   Comments: 0
B&M  3715
Title:  B&M 3715
Description:  B&M 3715 is a P4b (Pacific) built by Lima in 1937 and scrapped in August 1953. A great looking locomotive.
Photo Date:  9/15/1950  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 6:56:22 PM
Location:  Winchendon, MA
Author:  Donald S. Robinson
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Views:  738   Comments: 1
Steam
Title:  Steam
Description:  Notice the wig wag on the left, hand cranked gates.
Photo Date:  9/14/1950  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 7:19:04 PM
Location:  Waltham Highlands (subdivision, MA
Author:  Donald S. Robinson
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Views:  522   Comments: 1


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