Interesting that the two firemen appear to be talking to each other - are we at the moment of hitch? Is the K1b failed? We may never know ... thanks!
Is that the Air Line, or the Valley, somewhere south of Wethersfield?
Stab in the dark - Air Line in Wallingford south of present route 68 - train is eastbound?
Try Knightsville, about 5 miles from Providence.
This one has really gotten a lot of interest, but it's still a mystery!
Nope-check out a site called Rhode Island railroads, this picture can be found under 'HARTFORD LINEHARTFORD, PROVIDENCE & FISHKILL' Identified location-Knightsville.
Wow- thanks for the comments guys! And thanks especially to Paul for pointing us to another source of the photo, with location info. Full Disclosure: the image I posted was, um, appropriated from the internets. My apologies for not noting that fact earlier. Paul - if you could provide a link to the site you mentioned, that'd be great. I did a Google search and found Ed Ozog's site, but couldn't find what you did.
Guys- see below!https://sites.google.com/site/rhodeislandrailroads/home/east-providence-south-of-india-point/east-providence-north-of-india-point/pw-b-route/valley-falls/woonsocket/pascoag-line/hartford-line
Oaklawn (Cranston, RI) about7 miles west of Providence. June 1947, Loris J. Bass photo.