Here is the last spot I got the RUPO on that chase, Bernie Hartford Rd in Leeds, ME. I would see this engine lead a train one more time in my hometown and then never again after that point.
On January 11th, 2020 I set out for another chase of my favorite engine on Pan Am Railways. This chase would be the last time I ever got a chance to chase this engine as it got retired in late Jun... (more)
Last GP40 high hood MEC 380 leading RUPO past the bank building in downtown Livermore Falls, ME on the morning of August 30th, 2019.
On August 28th, 2019 I set out for a chase of RUPO with the last high hood engine on the system. The chase started in the Rumford Branch in Livermore Falls and ended on the mainline in Auburn. Her... (more)
On March 14th, 2019 I woke up and headed out the door on a bitter cold morning to chase my favorite engine of all time leading RUPO. This engine happens to be MEC 380, a very special engine to me.... (more)
SAPI3 comes around the corner and into the connection with the main at Fairfield. From here its just a couple miles down to the yard at Waterville.
SAPI3 heads through the small town of Shawmut on its way to Waterville.
SAPI3 is seen crossing the Martin Stream as it runs along the Kennebec River to Waterville.
Shortly after departing Sappi North America, MEC 380 leads SAPI3 across Hwy 201 just north of Hinckley, ME.
SAPI3 prepares to depart Sappi North America at 1030 sharp with the last Guilford high hood leading the way.
Pan Am's last high hood locomotive sits under the old tell-tales at Rockingham junction next to a pile of discarded ties and jointed rail. Unwanted things from a fading past.
MEC 380 leads a local back to Waterville Yard. After this run the 380 would be bad ordered.
A bit worse for wear after hitting a tree on the line after winter storm Quinn, MEC 380 stops beside Plaistow station to allow a work crew to clear the debris.
With all the other high hoods being on the sidelines at Waterville, #380 is seen leading PORU by the Riverbend Campground and Hwy 106.
With all the other high hoods being on the sidelines at Waterville, #380 is seen leading PORU by Curtis Corner under the cover of darkness.