David Larrabee's Collection
Welcome to David Larrabee's Railroad Picture Archives!

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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 My primary interest is Maine Central historical documents & photographs prior to Guilford Ownership.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: 7,548
Locomotives:  1,244
Rolling Stock:  3,411
Locations:  474
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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
Hanover Junction Reenactment
   -Added 11/20/2016 3:39:40 PM
On the Interchange Track at Burnham Jct.
   -Added 10/15/2016 10:51:07 PM
NM1 Hauling Scrap out of Bucksport
   -Added 9/23/2016 10:05:02 PM
A Maine 2 Foot Shortline
   -Added 9/2/2016 8:02:40 PM
The Westerlies at Crozet, Virginia
   -Added 6/24/2016 8:33:44 PM
Maine Central - Pittsfield
   -Added 5/11/2016 11:24:33 AM
2016 - Walkersville Southern
   -Added 5/9/2016 9:31:15 PM
Maine Central - East Newport
   -Added 5/1/2016 10:11:52 PM
2016 Maine Spring
   -Added 4/29/2016 3:55:27 PM
Maine Central - Newport Jct
   -Added 4/29/2016 3:47:08 PM
2016 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Added 2/7/2016 2:40:32 PM
Rusty Rails at Buckport
   -Added 1/28/2016 11:20:03 AM
Maine Central - Rigby Yard
   -Added 1/22/2016 9:12:56 PM
Maine Central - Waterville
   -Added 1/10/2016 8:00:43 PM
Maine Central - Portland
   -Added 12/22/2015 11:49:14 AM
Old Maine RRs
   -Added 12/1/2015 11:07:59 AM
PRR 9331 Back in Service
   -Added 11/16/2015 4:22:03 PM
The Maine Central
   -Added 10/27/2015 9:37:02 AM
At Cove
   -Added 10/19/2015 11:09:10 PM
The Columbia Branch
   -Added 10/7/2015 8:36:12 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2017 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 6/17/2017 11:37:01 PM
CSX The Capital Sub
   -Updated 6/17/2017 4:40:34 PM
Maine Central The Rockland Branch
   -Updated 6/16/2017 11:26:20 AM
Maine Central - Waterville
   -Updated 6/16/2017 10:50:19 AM
CSX The Old Main Line Sub
   -Updated 6/15/2017 4:38:44 PM
The Maine Central
   -Updated 6/12/2017 5:05:53 PM
Maine Central - Bangor to Vanceboro
   -Updated 6/12/2017 4:18:34 PM
Maine Central - Bangor, Me
   -Updated 6/9/2017 4:37:43 PM
Maine Central - Portland
   -Updated 6/9/2017 1:57:28 PM
Maine Central - The Mountain Division
   -Updated 6/7/2017 6:20:14 PM
Here 'n There
   -Updated 6/5/2017 5:16:48 PM
2017 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 6/4/2017 6:02:02 PM
Maine Central The Lower Road
   -Updated 5/31/2017 8:38:58 PM
In the Vacinity of MP 256
   -Updated 5/13/2017 7:24:17 PM
Old Maine RRs
   -Updated 5/6/2017 8:03:14 PM
Maine Central The Farmington Branch
   -Updated 5/6/2017 7:34:46 PM
Maine Central – Bartlett, NH
   -Updated 4/29/2017 10:51:39 PM
Maine Central The Back Road
   -Updated 4/28/2017 9:09:25 PM
Maine Central The Dover-Foxcroft Branch
   -Updated 4/28/2017 11:17:27 AM
Maine Central – Brunswick, Maine
   -Updated 4/26/2017 2:18:30 PM
Maine Central The Kineo Branch
   -Updated 4/24/2017 4:37:41 PM
CSX The Metropolitan Sub
   -Updated 4/21/2017 10:38:29 AM
Stations 'N Yards
   -Updated 4/16/2017 3:23:11 PM
2016 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/1/2017 8:23:59 PM
2016 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 3/24/2017 11:14:38 PM
On the Interchange Track at Burnham Jct.
   -Updated 3/6/2017 3:54:32 PM
CSX The Cumberland Sub
   -Updated 12/23/2016 9:35:37 PM
Point of Rocks Tidbits
   -Updated 12/23/2016 8:57:58 PM
Belfast & Moosehead Lake - The Corn Wreck
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:13:16 PM
The Westerlies at Crozet, Virginia
   -Updated 11/21/2016 9:35:00 PM
Northern Central Notes
   -Updated 11/21/2016 8:54:24 PM
Hanover Junction Reenactment
   -Updated 11/21/2016 8:40:19 PM
2015 - Walkersville Southern
   -Updated 9/30/2016 9:12:55 PM
At Cove
   -Updated 6/18/2016 8:24:25 AM
Maine Central - Newport Jct
   -Updated 5/11/2016 12:24:46 PM

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