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David Larrabee's Collection
 
6/25/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Larrabee
Dates:6/3/1967 - 6/3/1967
Album Info:I came across this series of B&W prints on eBay years ago. Early June seems a bit late for a frost related ballast and road bed failure, do I stand corrected?? I suspect these scenes were taken along Riverside Road. I attribute these photos to Frank SMith of Rockland.. /DL
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MEC 578 leading a wreck train
Title:  MEC 578 leading a wreck train
Description:  If I'm decodeing things properly this shot is taken across RT 24 somewhere north of the wreck. The train has pbly come down from Waterville. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:42:48 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 578(GP7)
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Work Train
Title:  Work Train
Description:  Along RT24 headed timetable west toward the wreck.
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:42:57 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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MEC 3226
Title:  MEC 3226
Description:  Looks like the crane is fited with a clamshell and the gon is carrying sandy ballast, otherwise known as Bank Run Ballast in these parts.. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:03 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  152   Comments: 0
Crane on the MEC
Title:  Crane on the MEC
Description:  Note on the print sez - Ballast car and crane. S.Gardiner 7.3.76 -
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:10 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  170   Comments: 0
Derailment scene
Title:  Derailment scene
Description:  A new bundle of ties and a track gang in the distance.
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:15 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Laying out ties
Title:  Laying out ties
Description:  The track crew in the foreground are pusing 20 or so new ties on a tie cart. This is in the days before a tie handler apparently. The river is to the right so this scene must be looking time table east. If the flange damage to the ties in the foreground is recent then the train must have been headed towards Augusta when the excitement took place... /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:24 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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EFCX 1603 on its side...
Title:  EFCX 1603 on its side...
Description:  Track gang or on lookers in the distance.
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:31 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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MDT 9898 track side
Title:  MDT 9898 track side
Description:  New ties here 'n there with a few flange damaged ties remaining. Sandy Ballast. The Kennebec River is in the background. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:39 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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BAR 4144
Title:  BAR 4144
Description:  The MDT car number is somewhat in question, The 97 is quite readable the 61 less so on a higher resolution copy of the file. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:47 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  172   Comments: 0
MDT 10495
Title:  MDT 10495
Description:  On the down grade for a swim... /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:43:53 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  188   Comments: 0
MDT 9898
Title:  MDT 9898
Description:  Looks like all new ties here, I suspect the cars were pushed off the ROW a bit to get the track back in service.... /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:44:00 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  202   Comments: 0
MDT 9898
Title:  MDT 9898
Description:  Gee Ma' look at the train....
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:44:07 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  165   Comments: 0
Derailment
Title:  Derailment
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:44:12 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  125   Comments: 0
Derailment
Title:  Derailment
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:44:19 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Track Crew
Title:  Track Crew
Description:  Rerailment in the distance looking timetable west. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:44:27 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  128   Comments: 0
Trackside
Title:  Trackside
Description:  Notes with the photo say - S. from wreck site below S.Gardiner - /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:44:34 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Puttin' ties by hand
Title:  Puttin' ties by hand
Description:  The old fashioned day. After working in stone ballast myself, this sand must be nice to dig in.
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 4:44:41 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Wreck,Track
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Views:  145   Comments: 1
Looking east
Title:  Looking east
Description:  Looking east bound on the MEC Lower Road. Note with the photo sez - Looking North several miles below S.Gardiner. - I belive the crossing in the distance is for Riverview Drive. Note the flag trackside at the bottom of the frame indicating a work area ahead. /DL
Photo Date:  6/3/1967  Upload Date: 3/28/2017 9:32:01 PM
Location:  South Gardiner, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Track
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Views:  138   Comments: 0


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