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8/18/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Larrabee
Dates:1/1/1880 - 1/1/1980
Album Info:The so called lower road runs from Royal Junction via Brunswick and Augusta to Waterville. /DL
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Head on Wreck
Title:  Head on Wreck
Description:  1883 05 18 - From the back of the old cabnet photograph: - May 18 1883 Engineer Al Kilgore returning form taking Ex Gov Washburn’s funeral party to Orono with light engine forgot a freight and collided ... resulting in his death and that of Chas Small the engineer of the freight. - What a mess. A shoefly has been built arouind the wreck and a crew are junking the locomotives on site. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 8:50:50 PM
Location:  Riverside, ME
Author:  G O Ayre
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Track
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Views:  82   Comments: 0
#59s Tender
Title:  #59s Tender
Description:  1883 05 18 - From the back of the old cabnet photograph: - May 18 1883 Engineer Al Kilgore returning form taking Ex Gov Washburn’s funeral party to Orono with light engine forgot a freight and collided ... resulting in his death and that of Chas Small the engineer of the freight. - What a mess. A shoefly has been built arouind the wreck and a crew are junking the locomotives on site. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 8:50:55 PM
Location:  Riverside, ME
Author:  G O Ayre
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Track
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Views:  69   Comments: 0
MEC 1276
Title:  MEC 1276
Description:  1883 05 18 - From the back of the old cabnet photograph: - May 18 1883 Engineer Al Kilgore returning form taking Ex Gov Washburn’s funeral party to Orono with light engine forgot a freight and collided ... resulting in his death and that of Chas Small the engineer of the freight. - What a mess. A shoefly has been built arouind the wreck and a crew are junking the locomotives on site. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 8:51:00 PM
Location:  Riverside, ME
Author:  G O Ayre
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Track
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Views:  112   Comments: 0
MEC 1276
Title:  MEC 1276
Description:  1883 05 18 - From the back of the old cabnet photograph: - May 18 1883 Engineer Al Kilgore returning form taking Ex Gov Washburn’s funeral party to Orono with light engine forgot a freight and collided ... resulting in his death and that of Chas Small the engineer of the freight. - What a mess. A shoefly has been built arouind the wreck and a crew are junking the locomotives on site. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 8:51:03 PM
Location:  Riverside, ME
Author:  G O Ayle
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Track
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Views:  114   Comments: 1
Looking east
Title:  Looking east
Description:  A cropped Post Card scene. The card is postmaked Oct 7th 1905 West Dresden, Me so the scene is 1905 or a bit earlier... Richmond is on the old MEC Lower Road between Brunswick & Augusta. This track is owned by the State of Maine today with no regular service although the State recently rehab’d the line and runs ocassional passenger specials over it. There has been talk of regular passenger service to Augusta. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1905  Upload Date: 12/2/2015 11:20:48 AM
Location:  Richmond, ME
Author:  Mansir Collection
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
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Views:  106   Comments: 0
Station & Yard
Title:  Station & Yard
Description:  If Ive decoded the photograph and map properly this retouched postcard scene is looking eastbound towards Augusta. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1905  Upload Date: 5/31/2017 8:38:57 PM
Location:  Richmond, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
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Views:  10   Comments: 0
MEC 140
Title:  MEC 140
Description:  From the back of this old print: - Oct 14 – 08 #140 Maine Central RR at Yarmouth Jct, Maine. Schenectady Works Cyl 18x24 at 200 lbs steam - Builders #38704 Blt 9/05 & scrapped 6/35 MEC Class H. /DL
Photo Date:  10/14/1908  Upload Date: 1/19/2016 2:26:46 PM
Location:  Yarmouth Junction, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  MEC 140(4-4-0)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
Waiting for the train
Title:  Waiting for the train
Description:  This picture post card scene simply says – Dresden Station, Dresden, ME. – which seems rather intersting to this native of the Penobscot Valley since the MEC ran past Dresden on the other (west) side of the Kennebec River. My 1963 MEC track chart shows Dresden as being at MP 48.23 or about half way between Richmond & South Gardner on the lower road. This would place this station in the town of Richmond in the area of east of Iceboro. Perhaps this is why this appears to be a flag stop. A motivated Dresden resident would have to row or swim across the river to climb aboard. Any fine tuning of these thoughts is welcome... ! The date is an estimate. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1915  Upload Date: 1/26/2016 8:20:38 PM
Location:  Dresden Station, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station
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Views:  29   Comments: 0
Empty Oil Cans
Title:  Empty Oil Cans
Description:  The back of this print only says flood at Gardiner 1936. No other info. The water must have been really high, as I recall the tracks are well above the river in Gardiner. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1936  Upload Date: 4/20/2017 8:33:00 PM
Location:  Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Winter,Wreck
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Views:  45   Comments: 0
Overpass at Mile 45.55 looking eastbound
Title:  Overpass at Mile 45.55 looking eastbound
Description:  These photos came from an eBay auction years ago. These 2 scenes appear to have been taken at Richmond Road over pass bridge Mile 45.44 Note says: - looking north from just north of Richmond. - Photos attributed to Frank Smith of Rockland. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 10:22:55 PM
Location:  Richmond, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Track
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Views:  113   Comments: 0
Looking timetable west.
Title:  Looking timetable west.
Description:  These photos came from an eBay auction years ago. These two scenes appear to have been taken at Richmond Road over pass bridge Mile 45.44 Note with the photo says: - Looking south from just north of Richmond - Photos attributed to Frank Smith of Rockland. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 10:23:04 PM
Location:  Richmond, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Track
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Views:  110   Comments: 0
Near MP45 ?
Title:  Near MP45 ?
Description:  Another customer siding is being taken up in this scene. If I place the signal properly it is at mile 44.7 Photos from an old eBay acution and attributed to Frank Smith of Rockland. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 10:23:13 PM
Location:  Richmond, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Track
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Views:  123   Comments: 0
Looking eastbound
Title:  Looking eastbound
Description:  Note on the print reads: - N. from S.Gardiner - anyone know who the trackside customer is? The reporting mark for the box car is 'D&TS' The Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad. I can't make out the number.... No photographer noted on the back of the print. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 9:38:50 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
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Views:  136   Comments: 0
Track scene
Title:  Track scene
Description:  Caption with the photo states: S. from S. side of S.Gardiner. I suspect the is the northern Riverview Drive crossing.... /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 9:38:56 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
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Views:  112   Comments: 0
Station site
Title:  Station site
Description:  Flanger warning sign to the left. Photo info: Site of S.Gardiner Sta. I expect the sign track side to the right says 'South Gardiner' I suspect from the shadows that this scene is looking east just after noon.. Can any viewer clarify? /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 9:39:05 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
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Views:  132   Comments: 0
Mile P52.8
Title:  Mile P52.8
Description:  South from S.Gardiner.... There are 3 box cars spotted in this scene from left to right the 1st is a READING, the second is PL&E and the third with the double door is NYC 77158.... It is difficult to make out on the origional but the signal box appears to be designated 528 which agrees with my track chart for MP 52.8. The whistle post would be for a private crossing at about MP 52.7. Beside the signal in the distance is a whistlel post. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 9:39:14 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track
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Views:  148   Comments: 0


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