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6/25/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Larrabee
Dates:1/1/1880 - 1/1/2015
Album Info:The Rockland Branch extends from Brunswick's Rock Jct.30 miles east to Rockland.
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Warren Depot
Title:  Warren Depot
Description:  C1880 - On the Rockland Branch - From notes obtained with the print: Warren depot. Belive this to be the origional station built by the Knox & Lincoln RR. Bay widow was later moved to the leftside and building extended. Semaphore added when Gorges Valley RR was opened in 1884." /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 10/30/2015 8:09:54 PM
Location:  Warren, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station
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Views:  193   Comments: 0
Waiting for the train
Title:  Waiting for the train
Description:  I estimate this photograph was taken in the early 1890s. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:34 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  164   Comments: 0
Station
Title:  Station
Description:  The origional cabnet photo is difficult to read, but it looks like this is the MEC station at Damariscotta Mills on the Rockland Branch at Mile P58.16. The two box cars are Grand Trunk 28479 and Maine Central 8050. It looks like an apprentice telegrapher is standing in the doorway... Estimated date is 1890. Photographer unknown.. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1900  Upload Date: 4/7/2017 5:12:08 PM
Location:  Damariscotta Mills, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  RollingStock,Station
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Views:  83   Comments: 0
Looking east near MP P56
Title:  Looking east near MP P56
Description:  The notes on this low quality print simply says E/B at Newcastle - Years Ago. The heated water tank is of course long gone as is the platform. But last time I drove up Rt1 I caught a glimpse of the station building with its unique roof line. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1900  Upload Date: 4/4/2017 9:36:28 PM
Location:  Newcastle, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
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Views:  101   Comments: 0
Ferry Landing
Title:  Ferry Landing
Description:  Looks like a 0-4-0 (#16?) is working a passenger train on or off the ferry. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1910  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:36 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  157   Comments: 0
Train 776
Title:  Train 776
Description:  On the back of the photo: - Train 78 Engine 200 at Winslow’s Mills, Summer 1910 (then) More likely 776 Sunday. - L.W. Moody Collection. Parts of the Moody collection came up for auction a few years ago. Lots of interesting material on Maine Railroading. Winslow’s Mill is located on the Rockland Branch just west of Waldoboro near the State Rt 32 Xing according to my map. Today this trackage is owned by the State of Maine and in the 2010 to 2015 time frame was operated by the Maine Eastern (aka Morristown & Erie). The Central Maine & Quebec is set to take over operation of the branch in early 2016. MEC #200, origionally from #156 in 1900 came from Schnacatady builder number 4227 built in November 1894 and wrecked in November of 1920. An MEC Class L 4-4-0, cyl 19x24 with 69inch drivers. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1910  Upload Date: 1/1/2016 7:57:12 PM
Location:  Winslows Mills, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  MEC 200(4-4-0)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Ferry Terminal
Title:  Ferry Terminal
Description:  C1910? This scene is looking west across the Kennebec River towards Bath from the Woolwich MEC Ferry Terminal some time before the Carlton Bridge was built. The tide was high as the slip trackage rises up-grade into an empty ferry. This scene from an old pring has no date or author info. On careful study the switcher to the right is at the water plug getting a drink. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1910  Upload Date: 1/1/2016 1:15:28 PM
Location:  Woolwich, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Track
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Views:  107   Comments: 1
Ferdinando Gorges
Title:  Ferdinando Gorges
Description:  One of the last in a line of ferrys operated by the MEC. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1910  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:38 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  154   Comments: 0
MEC 249
Title:  MEC 249
Description:  Back in the days when taking a photograph was an event!!! 60lb rail? Is that a '94' hanging in front of the head lamp?? Train 94 must be a freight as it isn't in any of my Passenger time tables for the pre-WWI teens. The car behind the tender looks like a freight load... /DL
Photo Date:  6/16/1914  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:40 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 249(2-6-0)
Views:  880   Comments: 0
Passenger station at the end of the horse & buggy era
Title:  Passenger station at the end of the horse & buggy era
Description:  No train orders at the moment! Today there's a new brick station (The last one the MEC built) on or about this site & an over pass for US Rt1 would be in the back ground. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1915  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:42 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  180   Comments: 0
Passenger Station
Title:  Passenger Station
Description:  Estimated date is just b4 WWI.
Photo Date:  8/1/1916  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:44 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  166   Comments: 0
Crossing the WW&F
Title:  Crossing the WW&F
Description:  C1920. No date info with this old Post Card Print from a photograph by H.W.Pontin. #152 was an MEC Class H locomotive built by Also at Schnectady. Builders number 46036 built in July 1909 & scrapped in August of 1935. Cyl 18x24 with 69 inch drivers.
Photo Date:  8/1/1920  Upload Date: 1/1/2016 11:29:34 AM
Location:  Wiscasset, ME
Author:  H.W.Pontin
Categories:  Steam,Track
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Views:  149   Comments: 0
Rockland Branch Wreck
Title:  Rockland Branch Wreck
Description:  These scenes from a pair of old brittle prints. Notation on the origional paper gives the date and states - Wreck on the Rockland Branch near ... Engs 289 + 310 Gift of Al Emery M.C. Condr - Apparently the writer ment to fill in the location but never got around to it. Well give a Al a tip of the hat for recording the event. /DL
Photo Date:  6/21/1921  Upload Date: 6/16/2017 11:26:13 AM
Location:  Unknown, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 289(4-6-0)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
Rockland Branch Wreck
Title:  Rockland Branch Wreck
Description:  These scenes from a pair of old brittle prints. Notation on the origional paper gives the date and states - Wreck on the Rockland Branch near ... Engs 289 + 310 Gift of Al Emery M.C. Condr - Apparently the writer ment to fill in the location but never got around to it. Well give a Al a tip of the hat for recording the event. /DL
Photo Date:  6/21/1921  Upload Date: 6/16/2017 11:26:20 AM
Location:  Unknown, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 310(2-6-0)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
Crossing the New Meadows River
Title:  Crossing the New Meadows River
Description:  This scene is of the RR bridge across the New Meadows River in West Bath about 1925. At MP P36.25 /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1925  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:46 PM
Location:  New Meadows, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  157   Comments: 0
The Big Hook in Action
Title:  The Big Hook in Action
Description:  From the back of the print.... – This wreck occured at Wiscasset about 1927. Engine 385 tender jumped (the) iron on curve, nobody ... was on pall (?) job #55 – My impression is that this scene it taken just west of town. Can anyone expand on my thoughts?? MEC#385 was a Class O Lima serno #6484 built May 1932 & sold March 1951. Cyl 20x28, 63inch drivers. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1927  Upload Date: 1/1/2016 11:17:45 AM
Location:  Wiscasset, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Steam,Wreck
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Views:  277   Comments: 1
1st train across the Carlton Bridge
Title:  1st train across the Carlton Bridge
Description:  Built in the late 20s the Carlton Bridge put the ferrys out of work. US Rt1 is overhead. As I understand it the State was a big player in building the bridge, but maintenance was left to the RR. The signal at the right of the locomotive shows up in the next photo at the extreme right of the frame. Looking east, the station is behind the camera across the tracks. /DL
Photo Date:  10/24/1927  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:48 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Francis Donuhue
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 373(4-6-0)
Views:  337   Comments: 0
Carlton Bridge
Title:  Carlton Bridge
Description:  The 'New Bridge' in the 20s. Today the road bridge on the upper level is out of service and a new highway bridge is in the foreground. Maine Eastern now operates freight & summer passenger service over this bridge. Date estimated. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1928  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:51 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  195   Comments: 0
Looking west from the Carlton Bridge Approach
Title:  Looking west from the Carlton Bridge Approach
Description:  I place this photo in the mid 1930 to late 1930s. The camera is looking west with the Carlton Bridge just behind this scene. Looks like a track scale is on the left. If the camera panned in that direction we’d see The Bath Iron Works. I wonder what ships were on the ways... ? /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1935  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 9:07:47 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
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Views:  69   Comments: 0
Eastbound
Title:  Eastbound
Description:  C1935. The date is an estimate. Here is an eastbound freight on the Rockland Branch at Wiscasset. If I’m reading the perspective properly this scene is taken from the WW&F bridge just south of the 2 footer’s crossing with the MEC. 12 cars and a caboose a nice consist. I would certainly have enjoyed standing beside the photographer who took this scene. No baggage or combination car. 2 reefers behind the power. The origional is not clear enough to make out the locomotive type or number. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1935  Upload Date: 1/1/2016 10:18:35 AM
Location:  Wiscasset, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  189   Comments: 1
MEC 405
Title:  MEC 405
Description:  The lift works for the bridge is in the back ground beyond the station. No pending train orders. /DL
Photo Date:  11/1/1940  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:46:53 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 405(4-6-0)
Views:  453   Comments: 1
MEC 953
Title:  MEC 953
Description:  A new Alco in an early Diesel scene. Photo is copyrighted by Melvin Photos, & used here with permisison. Photo only lists the date as '1941', the month is an estimate. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1941  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:47:50 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Robert Baker Sr.
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 953(S1)
Views:  550   Comments: 0
MEC 372
Title:  MEC 372
Description:  Street Running!? I don't know the location of this photo. The notes on the back of the print say Bath, so Bath it is. /DL
Photo Date:  10/21/1941  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:47:46 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
Locomotives:  MEC 372(4-6-0)
Views:  396   Comments: 0
MEC 464
Title:  MEC 464
Description:  Leading Train #54 in front of the new station. /DL
Photo Date:  9/2/1948  Upload Date: 2/25/2011 2:29:57 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Station,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 464(4-6-2)
Views:  526   Comments: 0
Track Diagram
Title:  Track Diagram
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1963  Upload Date: 2/23/2011 8:47:53 PM
Location:  Bath, ME
Author:  MEC
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Track
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Views:  180   Comments: 0


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