One of my reasons for making a trip to Maine in 1981 was this group of BL2's, a unit I'd never seen before. Regretfully this is pretty much what I ended up with. A long line of units covered with ... (more)
Most BAR units that I seen in my 1981 visit to Maine looked well maintained but this GP38 was in some pretty tired paint as it rested in the Northern Maine Junction shop area. A number of F3's and... (more)
Back to back GP7's in the form of BAR 62 and 69 arrive with 55 cars at Northern Maine Junction. This train was the daily Searsport job and seemed to handle a large amount of tank car traffic.
A late evening caboose hop arrives at the north end of the BAR yard in Northern Maine Junction. Power was F3A's 42, 45, 49 and GP9 80.
BAR turn from East Millinocket yard to East Millinocket paper mill
BA's Searsport turn was southbound at Hampden, ME
Light snow is falling as BAR F3 502 pauses with Bangor & Aroostook's Turkey Train at Fort Kent ME. Scanned from a slide.
BAR 54 leads BAR 40 on a freight.
From the Colin Gray Collection
The sun is barely up as this southbound out of Madawaska, Maine, finds itself motorcaded south of the road crossing at Masardis. But the chase proves brief, as the laws of physics (and possibly go... (more)
Old power. New paint.
"Chickenwire" F3 suns itself
Northbound, headed for Madawaska, Me has just met its south bound counterpart. Both trains are running ahead of their usual time slots, to clear the line for a "snow day"! In BAR terms it means sl... (more)
Leased BAR Geep handles switching at Watervliet
BAR Turntable and yards, with F3(A) 42 and GP38 96-97 N.Maine Junction.
A paper industry strike has the BAR in hibernation, and the weather is rotten, but you're in Oakfield looking at a yard full of F3As and BL2s, so no whining is allowed.