Something to suit a variety of tastes: in addition to the FL9 pair, two then-new M-2 MUs; older MUs in both "Washboard" and "Mutt" varieties; and an Alco switcher.
Two down, forty to go... About 20 minutes after departing Brunswick, Maine Eastern's morning eastbound, led by two former Amtrak FL9s (488 and 489), vaults over a serene New Meadows River o... (more)
Amtrak sent a passenger train to promote Amtrak travel to the Cap Cod Railroad Railfan Day. Unfortunately there was no more Amtrak service to the Cape. If these units did not have third rail capab... (more)
Evening westbound headed to Brunswick.
Evening westbound is out of Rockland headed to Brunswick. All three of these locomotives spent time on Amtrak's roster.
Morning eastbound is within a minute of its station stop near the waterfront in Rockland, seen here passing another ex-Amtrak roster item in Rockland Yard.
Morning eastbound is crossing Kennebec River after their stop in Bath, at the opposite end of the lift-span bridge which once carried both the railroad & US 1.
Morning westbound is running thru Lewiston Branch wye before heading back east as #2.
Evening westbound train is skirting Salt Bay.
Evening westbound train is 10 minutes out of Rockland, seen here pulling the grade away from Mill River.
Morning eastbound train crosses St George River on one of many bridges along its route.
Morning eastbound train crosses Nequasset Brook.
Morning eastbound train passing Brunswick Naval Air Station & one of several old signals still in place along the line. I have often found myself referring to this operation, inadvertently, as Ma... (more)