My one visit to Bangor and Aroostook, and the weather is grungy both days. Worse, the paper mills are on strike so BAR is almost completely shut-down. At least there are ancient Fs and BL2s at O... (more)
Taken from the cab of BAR BL2 51. A Roger Puta Photograph
A Roger Puta Photograph
A look at the four engines behind the spreader clearing the Maine Northern Oakfield Yard. A CAT 938F is also seen helping with the snow removal process.
With Maine Northern's Oakfield Yard buried in snow, four units provide power for NBSR Spreader 402896 to clear the yard one track at a time. I took this photo while back in Maine during my college... (more)
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.
Climbing the grade out of Oakfield with four BAR GP38's #'s 353, 365, 358, 366
Making up train
The matched set of MMA-painted B39-8Es - 8592 and 8569 - roll southbound on the Millinocket Sub under Interstate 95 into the yard at Oakfield, ME.
The matched set of MMA-painted B39-8Es - 8592 and 8569 - roll southbound on the Millinocket Sub over the East Branch of the Mattawamkeag River in Oakfield, ME.
Passing through downtown Oakfield, MMA Plow Extra 79 and VB-150 plow move minimal snow on the already plowed mainline of the MMA. This extra is heading for the Houlton Branch - where drifts and sn... (more)
The MMA Plow Extra 79 crosses over the Mattawamkeag River as it enters Oakfield, Maine - not much snow to plow on the bridge.
Up early and off to work with 70 cars behind them, BAR Geep 38s look great in orange and grey.