"The Pine Tree Route"
You know it's bad when you write the caption in your head before you even take the shot! But when I saw this young white pine growing along the... (more)
Pan Am train RUPO (Rumford to Portland Maine) crosses the large bridge in downtown Lewiston on former Maine Central tracks as it makes its way west (compass south) to Portland.
After spending a day at Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway photographing their narrow gauge steam engine #9, we decided to stop at our favorite Brewery in Portland on the return trip. Upon... (more)
About half way from Rumford to Rileys, Pan Am Railways RUPO curves through the brushy fields of Canton, Maine with high hood GP40 370 leading.
RUPO crosses the Fore River with a decent length train, stretching around the curve and below the overpass on the left. This view has only recently been possible since the old Alt Route 1 Veteran'... (more)
On a warm summer morning, RUPO approaches an old wooden overpass built by Shoemaker Bridge Company.
On a cold winter morning, the sun rises behind RUPO in North Leeds. This broadside angle is impossible in the warmer months of the year, as corn growing in the field will block the view of the tra... (more)
Horses eat hay while as RUPO passes through Greene, Maine.
After trying to catch up to RUPO all the way from Danville Jct. we finally catch him pulling into his destination, Rigby Yard in South Portland ME.
RUPO crosses the Androscoggin with a former CSX GP40 leading.
381 breaks a snowbank on Spragues Mills Road in Greene with a gust of wind blowing its smoke to the right.
The badly faded orange stripe on 380 fits right in with the somewhat weak orange foliage on the trees behind it.
RUPO interrupts the peace and quiet at Leeds Junction on an unbeatable summer evening in Maine.
RUPO passes by a big patch of wild berries in Yarmouth.
Seen from the Veterans Memorial Bridge, RUPO crosses the Fore River. I found a shot on railpictures of a different RUPO train taken by Bill Wilder in 1987 at this same spot, (Railroad: Pan Am RailwaysLocomotive: EMD GP40Location: South Portland, Maine, USALocomotive #: MEC 307Train ID: RUPOPhoto Date: July 22, 2010