You didn't see sleek hundred car trains sailing thru the stations in a swirl of dust and trash. The just sort of waddled along and everything was too wet to even think of swirling.
Little did I know that this last active GP38 on the Pan Am roster (along with GP35 #216 which I shot down in Portland later this same day!) would be leaving the roster very shortly after this shot... (more)
Some noteworthy changes in the power department were just around the corner for Pan Am when this shot was taken, 2009 could be considered "classic" in its own right even now!
Boston and Maine GP39-2 #361, Ex Delaware and Hudson #7601
The Paper Train from Rigby Yard, South Portland, ME Is departing Waterville headed for Rumford.
Second unit is MEC 505, a GP40-2LW
A pair of veteran Boston & Maine GP9s - neither of which show any sign of their heritage, especially since the ST 52 wears a Maine Central heritage scheme, are seen working the Waterville Yard for... (more)
Unbelievable: That's what I thought when I first heard of a Pan Am 'heritage' program; After all, under all that blue paint, it was still Guilford. Wasn't it? Well it only took one afternoo... (more)
Three man crew works Waterville Yard
Under threatening skys, WA-2 crosses Messalonskee Stream as it nears Waterville.
As NMSE's power moved around the yard, I took the opportunity to shoot one of the latest arrivals on Pam Am property, SD40-2 MEC 616. It's seen here passing the last steam locomotive to operate o... (more)
Freshly painted 607 (ex TFM) and 606 rest at Waterville, while an FRA track geometry car DOTX 217 and some Guilford power in the distance look on. 607 would be WASE's leader later in the evening.
Preparing to depart town.
Sappi local is yarding & will swap power with WA-1 before heading back to the mill.
PanAm's only high-hood GP7 is one of many high-hoods making the rounds in Waterville. This set is waiting for the Sappi local to clear in the yard while a "pumper" sits on the shop lead.