#502 was in storage at what was then MMA's shops in Derby. It was actually front coupled to other units, but permission to visit yielded the shop forces uncoupling it for photos. That was the ea... (more)
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)
Bangor & Aroostook presented this nearly-original-condition EMD BL2, named the "American Railfan," to the Cole Land Transportation Museum in 1982. The only thing missing are the tractio... (more)
NX12 is seen approaching the HRRC shop on their way north to Pittsfield after picking up the train at Sand Road. 22 has finally returned to the north end for the past week, and I can finally say t... (more)
An interesting variety of locomotives, typical of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad in the 70s and 80s, was found at the railroad’s yard in Hermon, Maine. Several mid-60s-built 80-class GP38s are... (more)
On loan to Erie Lackawanna and then Conrail, a pair of Bangor & Aroostook GP7s, 75 and 68, lead a freight east out of Brier Hill yard in Youngstown, OH.
Owned by the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society
BAR units were regulars on the CPR. From the mid-1960's to the early-1970's CP was notoriously power short and leased just about anything that would move, including from the BAR, B&M, B&LE, CGW, D... (more)
The objective was to see my first BL-2 and the Bangor and Aroostook did not disappoint. There were three at Northern Maine Junction, including 53 which appears to have just come out of the paint ... (more)
The BL-2 cannot be confused with any other EMD locomotive. EMD put the F-3 machinery in this semi-streamlined carbody to make its first roadswitcher. One BL-1 and 58 BL-2's were built in 1948 an... (more)
The hostler is backing an FP7A and a leased BAR GP-7 into the St. Luc Yard roundhouse. St. Luc's 37 stall roundhouse was the last one built in Canada, opened in 1950 as part of CP's then new St. ... (more)
Bangor and Aroostook GP7R 65-70 and an ex-Conrail GP38 with stored BL-2's at N. Maine Jct. yard, Bangor,Maine
BAR's F3(A) 49, surrounded by BL-2's stored at Northern Maine Jct. yard Hermon, Maine on July 23, 1983.
GP38s 93 and 91 switching cars.
Bangor and Aroostook EMD GP9 no. 78 does some switching in the snow.