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Eastbound SEPW-X stretches 'em out across the top of Charlton hill at 10:35. This is the highest point reached on the east end of the old B&A, at an elevation of about 950 ft. and 57 miles west of Boston. At this point in time, ConRail had just cut in single track between CP 48/Jamesville...
About a half hour later, another eastbound clambers over the summit in Charlton at 11:00. C30-7A 6573 has SEFR in tow. Sharp-eyed observers may note a slight differance in the appearance of the front end of the 6573 and 6557. That's because the 6557, as the lead unit of an eastbound set of light...
Later on in the afternoon the 6557 and mates return with westbound PWSE, passing CP 57 in Charlton depot at 15:38. CP 57 is the east end of a controlled passing siding which extends westward to CP 64 in East Brookfield. The summit of Charlton hill is several hundred feet beyond the overpass seen...
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