In 1975, the Maine Central went shopping for its first new power in nine years, and chose ten of GE’s U18B “baby boats”. With their unique 8-cylinder FDL engines, t... (more)
Rigby Yard in Portland, Maine was home to Alco switchers from home-road Portland Terminal, as well as from parents Maine Central and Boston & Maine. Here a Maine Central S4 idles near the yard off... (more)
After a fresh snowfall from the day before, WAAY comes through Portland on a bright but brisk Saturday morning.
A Roger Puta Photograph
Pan Am train POED approaches one of the many old remaining B&M signal bridges that still stand along B&M's Western Route. As this one and the rest throughout Maine no longer serve the purpose of h... (more)
With Amtrak 691 in the clear of CPF194 in Portland (as seen in the background), WAPO with a brand "new" Pan Am SD40-2 in the lead has the switch thrown to let them out of the siding and... (more)
WAPO crosses the Fore River with just a couple miles left of their journey until the reach Rigby Yard.
Monson Railroad No. 3 is running around its train at the end-of-track - a former GTW bridge that burned in the early 1980s. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum is running out its last days i... (more)
Monson Railroad No. 3 steams alongside scenic Casco Bay near downtown Portland, Maine, during a rare winter run. No. 3 is owned by the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, but has been leased to... (more)
Walking down the street in the old port a few weekends ago I unexpectedly heard the sound of a steam whistle. Heading over to the Narrow Gauge museum I surprisingly found Monson #3 under steam. Th... (more)
Ex Wintin Machine Works #5 equipped with a Fisher snow plow switches the Main Narrow Gauge museum's small yard on the waterfront in Portland. Hasselblad 500 c/m, Kodak TX400.
#4 in her final full season of service to date. This is an ex GTW line that was regauged for two foot operation.
#4 wraps up a day's worth of running along the Portland waterfront. These days, the line is playing host to her sister, #3.
Engineer Dennis brings POED's power through the yard to the head end of their train