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this is the location of the B&M's "Somerville" yard - now a
large MBTA facility.
there is next to no carload traffic into Boston or its immediate
On 1/12/2021 5:53 PM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Hi List Members,
We sometime see
images of large loads on flat cars that are accompanied by
signs describing the item and letting the world know who the
Ever wonder what
happens to those signs after the car is unloaded?
Have a look at the
lower right corner of this image...
The sign appears
to say "BETHLEHEM STEEL", and possibly "Fabricated Steel" on
the line below.
Other nice details
to notice are the bumping post, with a pair of re-inforcement
rails between the running rails, and the one rail on concrete
foundation probably for a movable overhead crane. I don't know
the Bostan area railroading scene very well, but there appears
to be a substantial freight house and/or team tracks in the