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Owner: Bangor & Aroostook
Model:EMD GP7Built As:BAR 570 (GP7)
Serial Number:9943Order No:5016
Frame Number:5016-11Built:11/1950
Other locos with this serial:  BAR 70(GP7)
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Bangor & Aroostook GP7 70
Title:  Bangor & Aroostook GP7 70
Description:  Photographer Unknown
Photo Date:  9/1/1965  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 10:04:00 AM
Location:  Northern Maine Junction, ME
Author: 
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
BAR power
Title:  BAR power
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1976  Upload Date: 11/30/2003 8:00:20 PM
Location:  Bangor, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 80(GP9)
Views:  1341   Comments: 2
North Star arrives
Title:  North Star arrives
Description:  The layover point for the North Star trip was Madawaska. We see the train arriving at the BAR station after doing its move out onto the bridge from Van Buren to St Leonard.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/8/2015 3:40:36 AM
Location:  Madawaska, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  242   Comments: 1
Rolling down the valley
Title:  Rolling down the valley
Description:  The North Star trip rolls down the St John River valley in a brief thunderstorm, the only weather that marred an othewise stunning day. It will shortly tie up in Madawaska.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/10/2015 4:05:41 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
Drumhead
Title:  Drumhead
Description:  The drumhead for the 470 club trip on the BAR over Memorial Day weekend 1988 at the end of the line for Saturdays ride to Madawaska
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 9/9/2013 1:22:08 AM
Location:  Madawaska, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
On the international bridge
Title:  On the international bridge
Description:  The North Star trip got every inch of mileage it could on the trip to Madawaska. We see it here backing out onto the bridge over the St John River, which divides Maine from New Brunswick. Thats US 1, and beyond is the line that once went down to Easton.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:12:45 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  278   Comments: 0
Backing out
Title:  Backing out
Description:  The North Star trip backs out onto the line to the international bridge.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:15:38 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
Past the tower
Title:  Past the tower
Description:  The North Star trip passes the tower that once controlled the junction to the international bridge as it sets up to back up toward the bridge and the Canadian border.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:18:00 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
Fields of gold
Title:  Fields of gold
Description:  The BAR North Star trip rolls past a field of dandelions as it makes its way back to Madawaska after running up the international bridge at St Leonard.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:35:27 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Old tower
Title:  Old tower
Description:  The 470 Club North Star trip rolls past the tower at Brownville Jct on the BAR.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 1:38:55 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  279   Comments: 2
Day is done
Title:  Day is done
Description:  The North Star trip, having completed its move on the bridge at Van Buren, now reaches the end of its day at Madawaska, which has a substantial office building in the yard.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:30:34 AM
Location:  Madawaska, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
Off the bridge, headed for tie up
Title:  Off the bridge, headed for tie up
Description:  The North Star excursion is off the bridge at Van Buren and headed to Madawaska to tie up.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:38:56 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
Meeting freight power
Title:  Meeting freight power
Description:  The North Star trip passes the yard at Squa Pan, passing a pair of GP 38s that will power the train based here after the holiday.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:40:15 AM
Location:  Squa Pan, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7) BAR 94(GP38) BAR 91(GP38)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
At the station
Title:  At the station
Description:  The BAR had a few good looking stations for a road that had not run a passenger train in years. The North Star trip pauses at one of them, in Fort Kent.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:42:00 AM
Location:  Fort Kent, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
On the lake
Title:  On the lake
Description:  The North Star trip roll along the Eagle Lake.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:46:04 AM
Location:  Eagle Lake, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
Scenic ride
Title:  Scenic ride
Description:  The North Star trip rolls along in Maine scenery near Masardis.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:47:40 AM
Location:  Masardis, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Loading up
Title:  Loading up
Description:  To save time and allow for a couple of photo stops, the North Star trip originated at Oakfield, about an hour north of Bangor. Here we see the train loading up, its riders getting off the bus that carried them from Bangor.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:49:32 AM
Location:  Oakfield, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  163   Comments: 1
Over the river
Title:  Over the river
Description:  The North Star trip has just left Oakfield and crosses an unnamed river as it starts its long trip to Madawaska
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/13/2015 4:34:11 AM
Location:  Smyrna Mills, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Passing the office
Title:  Passing the office
Description:  The North Star trip passes the yard office at Squa Pan as it heads north. A local is based here on weekdays.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 7/12/2015 4:50:44 AM
Location:  Squa Pan, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
Snaking through the curve
Title:  Snaking through the curve
Description:  The North Star trip rolls through a reverse curve as it heads to Madawaska to tie up for the night.
Photo Date:  5/28/1988  Upload Date: 3/10/2015 4:09:24 AM
Location:  Van Buren, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 76(GP9) BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
Returning south
Title:  Returning south
Description:  The North Star trip, now into its return to Bangor, rolls past St Froid Lake.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:19:47 AM
Location:  Quimby, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  176   Comments: 1
Slow bridge
Title:  Slow bridge
Description:  The North Star trip crosses a bridge with a 15 MPH slow order. That helped the chase!!
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:23:02 AM
Location:  Ashland, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
Past the station
Title:  Past the station
Description:  Bangor & Aroostook didnt have many stations still standing, but the ones that were seemed to be in good shape. This one at Fort Kent looked pretty good for a road that had not had passenger service in several decades.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:24:43 AM
Location:  Fort Kent, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
Ready for planting
Title:  Ready for planting
Description:  A potato field is plowed and ready for planting as the North Star trip gets rolling out of Madawaska.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:27:32 AM
Location:  Madawaska, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Rolling south
Title:  Rolling south
Description:  The 470 Club trip rolls past a flowery scene as it makes its way back to Northern Maine Jct
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 1:40:42 AM
Location:  Squa Pan, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  228   Comments: 1
Pine trees
Title:  Pine trees
Description:  What better photo prop in Maine than pine trees?? The train passes a row of them near Portage.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:32:32 AM
Location:  Portage, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
By the pond
Title:  By the pond
Description:  One of the first scenic locations coming out of Madawaska is Soldier Pond. Here we see the North Star on the bank.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/7/2015 2:34:51 AM
Location:  Soldier Pond, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
Past the station
Title:  Past the station
Description:  The 470 Club trip passes the BAR station at Oakfield
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 1:42:40 AM
Location:  Oakfield, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  212   Comments: 1
Proud organizers
Title:  Proud organizers
Description:  A group from the 470 Club, who organized the North Star trip, poses in front of the train at Oakfield.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 1:46:05 AM
Location:  Oakfield, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
Crossing the river
Title:  Crossing the river
Description:  The North Star trip crosses the Aroostook River at Sheridan on its southbound trip.
Photo Date:  5/29/1988  Upload Date: 3/6/2015 1:49:58 AM
Location:  Sheridan, ME
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 76(GP9)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
BAR 70 and CP 8036
Title:  BAR 70 and CP 8036
Description:  waiting
Photo Date:  7/10/1993  Upload Date: 12/25/2010 12:50:01 PM
Location:  Millinocket, ME
Author:  W. David Anderson
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7)
Views:  395   Comments: 0
BAR ice storm
Title:  BAR ice storm
Description:  Here we see BAR 60 and 70 huddled together during the great ice storm of 1998
Photo Date:  1/10/1998  Upload Date: 8/9/2013 9:17:21 PM
Location:  Hermon, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 60(GP7)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
BAR 1998 Ice Storm @ Northern Maine JCT.
Title:  BAR 1998 Ice Storm @ Northern Maine JCT.
Description:  Here we see BAR units resting between runs during the great New england ice storm of January 1998
Photo Date:  1/10/1998  Upload Date: 8/9/2013 9:11:57 PM
Location:  Hermon, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  BAR 70(GP7) BAR 23(GP7u) BAR 302(GP38)
Views:  591   Comments: 0


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