Whereas the Boston & Maine used the Budd RDC (rail diesel car) in its commuter service in the 1960s, the New York Central's Boston suburban trains, with their vintage coaches, were usually in the hands of an Alco RS-3. In this September 1960 view from the St. Mary's Street overpass near Boston University, RS-3 No. 8259, running cab-end-first, heads an afternoon outbound local. These trains, as I recall, terminated at Framingham, with some perhaps going as far as Worcester. The Central's RDC "Beeliners" were used for the longer-distance local that went all the way to Springfield, Pittsfield and Albany. I never rode one of the NYC's commuter trains, but I rode the Beeliner to Pittsfield during the 1960 Christmas season.