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Owner: Maine Central
Model:EMD GP7Built As:MEC 561 (GP7)
Serial Number:12362Order No:6147
Frame Number:6147-1Built:10/1950
Notes:blt 10/1950 to ST #22
Other locos with this serial:  MEC 561(GP7) EPRY 22(GP7) AFRX 22(GP7) ST 22(GP7)
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MEC 561
Title:  MEC 561
Description:  561 sits on the turntable in Waterville.
Photo Date:  9/18/1965  Upload Date: 7/3/2013 6:01:22 PM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  614   Comments: 0
RY-2 working Whitefield, NH.
Title:  RY-2 working Whitefield, NH.
Description:  RY-2 working the B&M interchange in Whitefield, NH. 684-576-561-671B-671A.
Photo Date:  1/5/1966  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 3:38:39 PM
Location:  Whitefield, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 684(F3A) MEC 576(GP7) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 671A(F3A) MEC 671B(F3B)
Views:  572   Comments: 0
RY-2 working Whitefield, NH.
Title:  RY-2 working Whitefield, NH.
Description:  The clouds are thinning by the time RY-2 completes her pickup, sets the signal for the proverbial "high ball", and heads on to St Johnsbury. 684-576-561-671B-671A.
Photo Date:  1/5/1966  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 3:38:51 PM
Location:  Whitefield, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 684(F3A) MEC 576(GP7) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 671B(F3B)
Views:  652   Comments: 1
MEC Local
Title:  MEC Local
Description:  561(GP-7) by station
Photo Date:  9/1/1970  Upload Date: 7/9/2011 10:16:57 AM
Location:  Gilman, VT
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  531   Comments: 2
MEC 561(GP-7)
Title:  MEC 561(GP-7)
Description:  on a Work Extra
Photo Date:  6/9/1975  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 9:59:05 AM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  678   Comments: 0
MEC 561 Work Extra
Title:  MEC 561 Work Extra
Description:  (GP-7)
Photo Date:  6/16/1975  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 10:04:40 AM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  555   Comments: 0
MEC Work-X 561
Title:  MEC Work-X 561
Description:  (GP-7) at the "Girders"
Photo Date:  9/17/1975  Upload Date: 10/2/2011 9:58:23 AM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
MEC Work-X & YR-1
Title:  MEC Work-X & YR-1
Description:  meet at the top
Photo Date:  9/17/1975  Upload Date: 10/2/2011 9:59:19 AM
Location:  Crawfords, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
Maine Central 561
Title:  Maine Central 561
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 11/30/2003 8:00:20 PM
Location:  Unknown, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  1138   Comments: 1
MEC 561 long hood shot
Title:  MEC 561 long hood shot
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/1/1977  Upload Date: 11/30/2003 8:00:20 PM
Location:  Unknown, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  818   Comments: 0
MEC RS-1
Title:  MEC RS-1
Description:  561-252-569
Photo Date:  2/23/1978  Upload Date: 11/3/2011 10:09:02 AM
Location:  Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
MEC RS-1
Title:  MEC RS-1
Description:  561-262
Photo Date:  3/2/1978  Upload Date: 11/3/2011 10:14:01 AM
Location:  Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
B&M 300; MEC 561
Title:  B&M 300; MEC 561
Description:  GP40-2; GP-7
Photo Date:  3/5/1978  Upload Date: 11/2/2011 2:05:05 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7) BM 300(GP40-2)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
MEC 561+; B&M 300+
Title:  MEC 561+; B&M 300+
Description:  Rigby engine terminal
Photo Date:  3/5/1978  Upload Date: 11/3/2011 10:16:27 AM
Location:  Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7) BM 300(GP40-2)
Views:  430   Comments: 1
MEC 255-254-561
Title:  MEC 255-254-561
Description:  on RB-1
Photo Date:  3/30/1978  Upload Date: 11/3/2011 5:02:47 PM
Location:  Deering Junction, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
MEC 574
Title:  MEC 574
Description:  A freight off the Lower Road heads for the yard at Brunswick Maine in August 1978. Soon it will be impossible to photograph from this angle as Maine has begun construction of a multi-modal station to service a desired extension of Amtrak service up from Portland where I am standing. The original MEC station was behind the train. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/17/2009 9:25:01 AM
Location:  Brunswick, ME
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 574(GP7) MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  744   Comments: 1
MEC 574
Title:  MEC 574
Description:  A freight from Augusta is about to pull into the yard at Brunswick Maine in August 1978. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/17/2009 9:25:35 AM
Location:  Brunswick, ME
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 574(GP7) MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  620   Comments: 1
MEC 561-564
Title:  MEC 561-564
Description:  on a Work Extra
Photo Date:  10/23/1978  Upload Date: 11/21/2011 2:40:52 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
MEC 561-564(GP-7s)
Title:  MEC 561-564(GP-7s)
Description:  on Work Extra
Photo Date:  10/23/1978  Upload Date: 11/21/2011 2:43:26 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  342   Comments: 1
MEC 561; CN 2564
Title:  MEC 561; CN 2564
Description:  2564 on CN detour train due to high water at N.Stratford,NH; back to CN rails at Groveton,NH
Photo Date:  3/9/1979  Upload Date: 11/30/2011 2:45:52 PM
Location:  Saint Johnsbury, VT
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7) CN 2564(M420W)
Views:  454   Comments: 2
MEC 561(GP-7)
Title:  MEC 561(GP-7)
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/2/1979  Upload Date: 12/21/2011 4:56:57 PM
Location:  Saint Johnsbury, VT
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  416   Comments: 0
MEC 561--GP7
Title:  MEC 561--GP7
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/13/1980  Upload Date: 12/19/2010 9:10:12 PM
Location:  Saint Johnsbury, VT
Author:  Lee Labrecque
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  851   Comments: 0
MEC 561-564(GP-7s)
Title:  MEC 561-564(GP-7s)
Description:  at engine facility
Photo Date:  4/20/1980  Upload Date: 12/23/2011 3:43:50 PM
Location:  Bangor, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
MEC 561 and 564
Title:  MEC 561 and 564
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/1980  Upload Date: 8/1/2010 11:50:00 PM
Location:  Bangor, ME
Author:  Wayne Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7) MEC 564(GP7)
Views:  457   Comments: 0
MEC 561(GP-7)
Title:  MEC 561(GP-7)
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/18/1981  Upload Date: 3/3/2012 10:18:11 AM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  306   Comments: 0
561;563;B&M 1563
Title:  561;563;B&M 1563
Description:  Rigby engine terminal
Photo Date:  1/3/1982  Upload Date: 4/21/2012 2:19:17 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
561(GP-7)
Title:  561(GP-7)
Description:  Rigby Yard
Photo Date:  2/12/1982  Upload Date: 4/21/2012 5:16:18 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
561(GP-7)
Title:  561(GP-7)
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/19/1982  Upload Date: 4/5/2012 8:40:07 AM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  296   Comments: 0
561,580(GP-7s)
Title:  561,580(GP-7s)
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/19/1982  Upload Date: 4/5/2012 8:44:48 AM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
YR-1
Title:  YR-1
Description:  561-B&M 1562-573
Photo Date:  4/15/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:12:23 AM
Location:  Bartlett, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
YR-1
Title:  YR-1
Description:  561-B&M 1562-573
Photo Date:  4/15/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:10:30 AM
Location:  Notchland, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  390   Comments: 0
YR-1 561-1562-573
Title:  YR-1 561-1562-573
Description:  cutting off the 561 for ZO-2
Photo Date:  4/15/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:13:13 AM
Location:  Bartlett, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  489   Comments: 0
YR-1
Title:  YR-1
Description:  561-565-591-253
Photo Date:  4/16/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:18:39 AM
Location:  Twin Mountain, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
YR-1
Title:  YR-1
Description:  561-565-591-253
Photo Date:  4/16/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:20:11 AM
Location:  Crawfords, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
YR-1
Title:  YR-1
Description:  561-565-591-253
Photo Date:  4/16/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:19:37 AM
Location:  Bretton Woods, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
YR-1
Title:  YR-1
Description:  561-565-591-253; note brake shoe smoke!!
Photo Date:  4/16/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:20:59 AM
Location:  Notchland, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
YR-1
Title:  YR-1
Description:  561-565-591-253
Photo Date:  4/16/1983  Upload Date: 5/5/2012 9:17:50 AM
Location:  Whitefield, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
MEC 561-B&M 305-314-311
Title:  MEC 561-B&M 305-314-311
Description:  on BR-4 arriving Rigby Yard
Photo Date:  7/22/1983  Upload Date: 5/8/2012 9:18:11 AM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
MEC GP7 561
Title:  MEC GP7 561
Description:  Maine Central Railroad GP7 561 at South Portland, Maine on May 9, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/9/1984  Upload Date: 1/9/2014 1:30:36 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
PTM  S3 1101
Title:  PTM S3 1101
Description:  Portland Terminal S3 1101 and Maine Central GP7 561, South Portland Maine, May 9, 1984, photo by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/9/1984  Upload Date: 10/21/2008 1:10:42 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PTM 1101(S3) MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  592   Comments: 0
MEC Mountain Extra
Title:  MEC Mountain Extra
Description:  561(GP-7)
Photo Date:  2/10/1985  Upload Date: 6/5/2011 5:37:09 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
MEC Mountain Extra
Title:  MEC Mountain Extra
Description:  561 switching White Mountain Oil
Photo Date:  2/10/1985  Upload Date: 6/5/2011 5:38:15 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
MEC 561
Title:  MEC 561
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/11/1986  Upload Date: 2/6/2015 5:37:13 PM
Location:  St. Johnsbury, VT
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 561(GP7)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Getting out
Title:  Getting out
Description:  The Maine Central Bucksport Turn was one of a very few trains to run on Memorial Day weekend, so I was lucky to catch it. Here it is, just getting underway at the MEC yard-now signed for Springfield Terminal, note the sign on the office at left-with a trio of interesting units.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:00:49 AM
Location:  Bangor, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) MEC 561(GP7) BM 1741(GP9) MEC 401(U18B)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
B&M on the Bucksport Turn
Title:  B&M on the Bucksport Turn
Description:  The Bucksport Turn ran Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, using a classic set of New England power. Here we see it with a blue B&M geep, and a pair of Harvest Gold MEC units, arriving at Bucksport.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 7/19/2015 2:03:34 AM
Location:  Bucksport, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 401(U18B)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
Rollng south
Title:  Rollng south
Description:  Now off the bridge from Bangor, the Turn gets moving toward Bucksport. Thats the railfan chase vehicle. It was a company car that I had on a 24/7 basis. They mostly didnt care where I took it, though I had to buy my own gas when on personal use. I lived ten miles from my job, and put 38,000 miles on it in a year.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:04:27 AM
Location:  Brewer, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 401(U18B)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
On the bridge
Title:  On the bridge
Description:  The Bucksport Turn crosses the Penobscot River just after leaving the Bangor yard.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:07:00 AM
Location:  Brewer, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 401(U18B)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
This is what I want in my back yard!!
Title:  This is what I want in my back yard!!
Description:  The Maine Central Bucksport Job rolls past a home en route from Bangor to Bucksport on a Memorial Day weekend.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 2/25/2013 1:24:29 AM
Location:  Orrington, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 401(U18B)
Views:  217   Comments: 1
Bucksport job
Title:  Bucksport job
Description:  The Maine Central Bucksport Job works south from Northern Maine Jct on Memorial Day weekend 1988 with a classic set of New England power.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 6/10/2012 1:51:47 AM
Location:  Orrington, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 401(U18B)
Views:  346   Comments: 0
Bucksport Turn
Title:  Bucksport Turn
Description:  The MEC Bucksport Turn went to work on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with a typically New England power set.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 1:25:54 AM
Location:  Orrington, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) MEC 561(GP7) MEC 401(U18B)
Views:  218   Comments: 0


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