Haverhill, Mass. - MBTA GP40MC Engine Number 1123 Leads Train 217 into the Station
Train number 217 has completed its run from Boston to Haverhill. In a couple of minutes the engineer will leave the engine and operate from the control car and run the train against the current of traffic across the Merrimack River Bridge to the lay over facility in Bradford. There is another train behind him waiting to use the station and the outbound track where the train is standing is the only usable track today because of trackwork. I only hear portions of the radio chatter but it sounds like both the dispatcher and the following train are eager for him to get in the clear in the layover facility.