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David Larrabee's Collection
 
2/23/2024
 
 
 
 
Welcome to David Larrabee's Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic Welcome to the RRPictureArchives.NET contributor site of David Larrabee.  

 

I grew up along the Bucksport Branch of the Maine Central in the 50s & 60s. My primary interest is Maine Central historical documents & photographs prior to Guilford Ownership.  In Febuary 2022, I moved back to Maine from Maryland.

Primary Email: dlarrabe@yahoo.com, back up address k1bz@arrl.net

My collection is divided into two areas; contemporary digital RR photography, and old photographs of the Maine Central taken by other photographers.

The contemporary material has been taken with a succession of Canon digital cameras. I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the American RR landscape over the past few years and look forward to meeting some of you track-side should our paths cross.

Most of the Maine Central material has been purchased on eBay or at Auction since 2005 and most likely originates from estate sales. I have focused on black & white steam era photographs taken prior to WWII although some color material from the early diesel era MEC have accumulated as well. This is just as well since the post WWII period has been quite well documented by several authors, notably Melvin, Cook, Marson, Jennison, Plant, Angier and others.

Where ever possible I have attempted to contact an author of a photograph I've posted. While many early snapshots have date and location information penciled on the backside, few indicate the name of the photographer. So if anyone recognizes the work of a particular individual please send me an email. I would like to give that person credit for his work and if possible talk to him or her.

Currently I am moving much of the digital side of my collection over to 'Digital Maine' an archive operated by the Maine State Library.  This collection contains both Maine Railroad photographic and document material at full resolution.   The MSL has large scanners which can capture large format maps and blueprints which rrpcitures archive not configured to include.

https://digitalmaine.com/larrabee_railroad_collection/

Lastly if anyone would like to add to the collection or have useful input and/or corrections I would be most interested your thoughts.

/Dave Larrabee - March 24th 2022 - Augusta, Maine



You may browse my collection of pictures via the menu located on the left hand side of the page.  I hope you enjoy the collection and thanks for stopping by!

 
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Site Stats
Photos: 8,910
Locomotives:  1,442
Rolling Stock:  4,065
Locations:  537
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Crossing Rt 15 at S.Orrington
   -Added 12/1/2021 9:09:57 PM
Riverview Road's North Crossing at South Gardiner, Me
   -Added 10/17/2021 2:01:59 PM
Flag Stop at Freeport, Me.
   -Added 10/17/2021 1:34:57 PM
CP at East Outlet on the Kennebec
   -Added 8/13/2021 2:34:54 PM
Taking up Track at Bucksport
   -Added 5/24/2021 10:44:13 AM
2021 - Walkerville Southern
   -Added 5/9/2021 12:54:17 PM
Mostly Track
   -Added 5/7/2021 2:54:16 PM
2021 Selected Rolling Stock
   -Added 5/4/2021 9:28:43 PM
Climbing to Moffat
   -Added 11/23/2020 5:52:27 PM
Bangor and Aroostook
   -Added 11/4/2020 1:40:14 PM
2020 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Added 9/10/2020 1:34:50 PM
In Storage at Ivy City
   -Added 8/5/2020 4:33:58 PM
Around Marias Pass
   -Added 12/4/2019 7:50:30 PM
Montana Roadside - I90 eastbound
   -Added 9/17/2019 4:47:35 PM
Return East
   -Added 8/27/2019 9:42:11 PM
Going West
   -Added 7/14/2019 3:26:46 PM
2019 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Added 7/10/2019 4:20:36 PM
CSX - St.Denis Sunday
   -Added 1/27/2019 5:27:46 PM
2019 - Walkersville Southern
   -Added 1/13/2019 8:14:30 AM
N792 eastbound
   -Added 12/19/2018 9:19:19 PM
K639 The 17th
   -Added 12/19/2018 8:58:44 PM
2018 NEC Thanksgiving Sunday
   -Added 12/1/2018 7:47:34 AM
2018 Summer odds 'n ends
   -Added 8/16/2018 8:52:34 AM
SLA aka The GT
   -Added 3/26/2018 8:30:16 PM
2018 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Added 2/24/2018 2:27:09 PM
2018 - Walkersville Southern
   -Added 1/21/2018 11:03:29 AM
2017 The NEC on Thanksgiving Sunday
   -Added 11/26/2017 10:52:14 PM
CSX The North Mountain Sub
   -Added 11/20/2017 11:04:17 PM
CSX The RF&P Sub
   -Added 10/25/2017 4:46:44 PM
CMQ's Moosehead Sub
   -Added 7/23/2017 8:53:03 PM
Maine Central - Waterville to Bangor
   -Added 6/20/2017 8:02:50 PM
Maine Central - Bangor to Vanceboro
   -Added 6/7/2017 9:54:38 AM
Maine Central - The Rumford Branch
   -Added 6/6/2017 8:41:10 PM
Maine Central - The Mountain Division
   -Added 4/26/2017 9:04:23 PM
Maine Central The Dover-Foxcroft Branch
   -Added 4/24/2017 3:49:48 PM
   more...
 
Updated Photo Albums
Mostly Track
   -Updated 10/18/2021 7:42:26 PM
2021 - Walkerville Southern
   -Updated 9/11/2021 5:40:22 PM
Maine Central - Rigby Yard
   -Updated 8/23/2021 9:48:00 AM
2021 Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 8/16/2021 2:02:50 PM
Railroad Places
   -Updated 5/28/2021 3:17:07 PM
Here 'n There
   -Updated 5/4/2021 9:26:01 PM
Maine Central - The Mountain Division
   -Updated 11/19/2020 9:48:08 AM
The Maine Central
   -Updated 11/18/2020 4:33:41 PM
Maine Central - Waterville
   -Updated 11/9/2020 3:26:18 PM
Maine Central - Bangor to Vanceboro
   -Updated 11/4/2020 2:51:40 PM
2019 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/10/2020 10:20:24 AM
2017 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 11/26/2019 11:23:44 PM
2019 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 11/10/2019 9:34:54 PM
Montana Roadside - I90 eastbound
   -Updated 9/20/2019 3:35:53 PM
Maine Central The Rockland Branch
   -Updated 7/21/2019 3:04:53 PM
Going West
   -Updated 7/17/2019 8:35:30 PM
CMQ's Moosehead Sub
   -Updated 6/14/2019 10:09:22 PM
CSX The Old Main Line Sub
   -Updated 4/28/2019 7:44:28 PM
2017 The NEC on Thanksgiving Sunday
   -Updated 1/8/2019 11:01:01 PM
2018 Summer odds 'n ends
   -Updated 1/8/2019 10:59:25 PM
2018 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 12/27/2018 10:26:29 PM
2018 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/15/2018 12:07:53 PM
2017 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/15/2018 11:19:53 AM
CSX The Cumberland Sub
   -Updated 9/21/2018 7:57:10 PM
Old Maine RRs
   -Updated 3/25/2018 10:53:36 PM
CSX The RF&P Sub
   -Updated 3/16/2018 9:51:29 AM
CSX Capitol Subdivision at Riverdale, Md
   -Updated 3/16/2018 9:49:43 AM
CSX The Metropolitan Sub
   -Updated 3/16/2018 9:46:53 AM
CSX The Alexandria Extension
   -Updated 3/16/2018 9:46:17 AM
CSX The North Mountain Sub
   -Updated 3/16/2018 9:44:53 AM
2010 - The Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 3/1/2018 2:00:52 PM
Details & Details.
   -Updated 3/1/2018 1:45:15 PM
CSX The Capital Sub
   -Updated 2/11/2018 5:14:29 PM
The Belfast & Mooshead Lake RR
   -Updated 11/23/2017 8:57:41 AM
Maine Central - Newport Jct
   -Updated 11/22/2017 2:19:03 PM
   more...
 

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