David Larrabee's Collection
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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 My primary interest is Maine Central historical documents & photographs prior to Guilford Ownership. Currently I am a transplant from Maine & accordingly must settle for the likes of CSX, NS, & Amtrak rather than New England roads. Photography is an old sideline that has been refreshed by the digital age.

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 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.

Lastly if anyone would like to add to the collection I would be most interested your input.

/Dave Larrabee March 13th 2010 – Columbia, Md.

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: 8,525
Locomotives:  1,395
Rolling Stock:  3,847
Locations:  527
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Freight move on the WS
   -Added 10/12/2019 10:39:42 AM
Ballast Hoppers on the WS
   -Added 10/10/2019 7:51:54 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
Late Spring on the Old Main Line Sub
   -Added 6/7/2019 10:28:03 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
Maine Central The Lower Road
   -Added 4/20/2017 8:32:02 PM
Maine Central The Kineo Branch
   -Added 4/20/2017 12:17:32 PM
Maine Central The Back Road
   -Added 4/10/2017 2:47:36 PM
Maine Central The Rockland Branch
   -Added 4/4/2017 9:33:18 PM
Maine Central The Farmington Branch
   -Added 4/4/2017 4:26:04 PM
Spring Wreck at South Gardiner, Maine
   -Added 3/28/2017 4:41:07 PM
2017 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Added 3/23/2017 9:28:34 PM
2017 - Walkersville Southern
   -Added 2/5/2017 7:57:07 PM
First Double Stack at Brunswick
   -Added 12/23/2016 4:46:00 PM
The Belfast & Mooshead Lake RR
   -Added 12/1/2016 8:42:21 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2019 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 11/10/2019 9:34:54 PM
Ballast Hoppers on the WS
   -Updated 10/12/2019 11:02:38 AM
Montana Roadside - I90 eastbound
   -Updated 9/20/2019 3:35:53 PM
2019 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/9/2019 8:26:36 PM
Here 'n There
   -Updated 8/29/2019 12:32:56 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
Railroad Places
   -Updated 10/14/2018 10:42:16 PM
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
2017 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 12/13/2017 8:18:06 PM
The Belfast & Mooshead Lake RR
   -Updated 11/23/2017 8:57:41 AM
Maine Central - Rigby Yard
   -Updated 11/22/2017 5:21:49 PM
The Maine Central
   -Updated 11/22/2017 2:36:03 PM
Maine Central - Newport Jct
   -Updated 11/22/2017 2:19:03 PM
Maine Central - Waterville
   -Updated 11/22/2017 10:05:07 AM
The Westerlies at Crozet, Virginia
   -Updated 11/20/2017 10:54:29 PM
Maine Central The Dover-Foxcroft Branch
   -Updated 11/13/2017 11:16:40 PM
Maine Central - Bangor to Vanceboro
   -Updated 11/13/2017 11:00:43 PM
A Maine 2 Foot Shortline
   -Updated 8/25/2017 11:47:13 PM

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