Nearly six years have passed since I pursued this BKNM advancing through Bucksport, Maine with cars for Bangor and points beyond. An impressive snow storm the day before had proven to be a chore,... (more)
With the end in sight as far as service to Verso in Bucksport, Maine was concerned, Pan Am's BK-3(BKNM) had its final run of revenue loads heading for Northern Maine Junction on December 7, 2014. ... (more)
With the Verso Mill in Bucksport, Maine having a tentative closure date of December 1st, area rail followers and photographers are putting a lot aside in order to get Bucksport Branch trains befor... (more)
Keeping to its normal 10:00am Sunday departure time, Pan Am's BKWA leisurely headed North toward Brewer and Calais Junction during peak foliage in mid-October 2013. Rolling past quiet neighbors a... (more)
The otherwise "boring" light power of BK-1 is especially neat today because of the history of GP40 381 (ex-HATX 414, nee-CSXT, SBD 6732, nee-SCL 1577, built 12/69) and GP35 212 (ex-NS, N&W 2910, n... (more)
BA-2 creeps by the Cemetary at North Bucksport, 5 miles north of the yard, lead by 1 of 9 remaining Guilford GP-9s. The southbound train consisted of 3 engines and about 8 cars.
The Bucksport Local crosses the final public crossing on it's run to Bucksport. The crossing can be seen from another angle here: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=95195
Tonight's Bucksport local has arrived in town. The crew cut off the 7 empty box cars at the north end of the yard, and now are reversing off the passing siding and onto the main.
These geeps having just arrived in town, rest for the night across from the Guilford shack at Bucksport. The power will remain tied down until a crew arrives in the morning to switch the mill.
Having cut off the cars hauled down from NMJ, the crew pulls off the passing siding, preparing to back onto the main.
203 leads a rare daylight train down the Bucksport Branch. This picture was taken at the northern most point of Bucksport Yard, just before the start of the switch ladder.
GP-40s 319 and 349 await a crew at the International Paper Mill in Bucksport. Both units were acquired from Conrail, built origionally for the PC.
518 leading 511 on a rare morning run, crossing the last Route 15 crossing before entering Bucksport Yard.
In Bucksport the tracks climb down near the bay and light is very tough as we are looking south with things on eather side. Switching here is a challege as you can see, and you are allways pulling... (more)