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David Larrabee's Collection
 
1/18/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Larrabee
Dates:1/1/1880 - 1/1/2015
Album Info:The Farmington Branch ran 36 miles from Leeds Jct on the MEC Main Line to Farmington where it joined the Sandy River.
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Arriving at Farmington
Title:  Arriving at Farmington
Description:  According to a 1904 MEC Public Timetable it is only 1 mile and 4 minutes between West Farmington and Farmington. Accordingly just 2 or 3 minutes ago the train left West Farmington and has just crossed the Sandy River and in a few moments will cross the diamond with the Two Foot Sandy River. The photo is dated c1890. This long pile trestle was filled in and now is vacant but is easily walked to the bridge abutment. The area in the foreground was a ball field when I last visited in 2009. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1890  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 4:28:01 PM
Location:  Farmington, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Passenger,Track
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Views:  64   Comments: 0
Walker Mill and MEC Bridge
Title:  Walker Mill and MEC Bridge
Description:  There isnt much info with this old Post Card scene except the year, 1898. East Wilton is at Mile 78 just 12 minutes track time away from Farmington. If Im reading the map properly this bridge is crossing Wilson Stream. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1898  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 4:42:46 PM
Location:  East Wilton, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Bridge
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Views:  67   Comments: 0
MEC 'A'
Title:  MEC 'A'
Description:  1888 - From the back of the print: "ex104, lettered for work train serivce, Farmington, Me 1888" Oritionally the Ossipee #4 on the P&O. Leased to the MEC in 1888 - Portland Works /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 10/30/2015 10:11:09 PM
Location:  Farmington, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 104(4-4-0)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
MEC 104
Title:  MEC 104
Description:  1888 - From the back of the print: "ex104, lettered for work train serivce, Farmington, Me 1888" Oritionally the Ossipee #4 on the P&O. Leased to the MEC in 1888 - Portland Works /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 10/30/2015 10:11:15 PM
Location:  Farmington, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 104(4-4-0)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Station
Title:  Station
Description:  West Farmington is at MP 83.5 on the Farmington Branch. Farmington & the Jct with the SR&RL is behind the camera a mile. This medium quality picture post card is postmarked 1906. The station building in 2009 was the U.S.Post Office although with a number of changes and additions. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1900  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 9:11:55 PM
Location:  West Farmington, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Station,Track
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Views:  65   Comments: 0
MEC 132
Title:  MEC 132
Description:  From the back of the print – MeC Engine #132 about 1900 West Farmington Me. Engineer F.R.Brown, Boy unknown. Raymond H.Wyman - who I assume was the photorgrapher. Several other notations indicate this print went through a number of hands before I bought it on eBay. RR History sez MEC #132 was one of the few MEC locomotives that did not go through renumbering in 1900. Built by the Portland Works in May 1891 and scrapped in 1914. Builders #612; Cyl 18x24; Drivers 69inches. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1900  Upload Date: 12/18/2015 9:27:19 AM
Location:  West Farmington, ME
Author:  Raymond H Wyman
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 132(4-4-0)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
MEC 522
Title:  MEC 522
Description:  There is no info with this photograph, however the scene appears to be taken in Wilton, Maine and is very similar to other perspectives taken by Ray Higgins. The box car is a Boston and Maine and I think the number is 7151. The WigWag is wagging a nice touch to this c1940 scene. MEC Class W1 - ALCO-S No52994 - BLT 2/13 - Sc 5/52 - Cyl 23x28 with 61 inch divers and a 185 lb boiler. /DL
Photo Date:  9/1/1940  Upload Date: 5/6/2017 7:34:46 PM
Location:  Wilton, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 522(2-8-0)
Views:  51   Comments: 0


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