David Larrabee's Collection
By:David Larrabee
Dates:1/1/1880 - 1/1/1980
Album Info:MEC's back road ran parallel to the Lower Road connecting Royal Junction with Waterville via Lewiston and Leeds Jct.
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1 Bbl Apples to Haverhill
Title:  1 Bbl Apples to Haverhill
Description:  Received from H Woodward by Benson bound for 146 Water St., Haverhill, Mass... I suspect the bill was under a dollar, back when a dollar was a days pay as my grandfather once said. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 6/6/2017 5:09:22 PM
Location:  Winthrop, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Station
Views:  47   Comments: 0
Fair Grounds Wreck
Title:  Fair Grounds Wreck
Description:  The Lewiston Fair Grounds Wreck C1902. It looks like double headder with MEC 28 & 30 hit or were hit by a passenger train coming in the other direction. I date this photo to the summer of 1902 and the scrap date listed in RR History for #30 in Sept. 1902. Both locomotives came from the Portland works and began service on the European and North American RR. #28 was E&NA #16, became MEC #82 and renumbered to #28 in 1900. Built in 1880, rebuilt in 1893 and scrapped in April of 1905. #30 was E&NA #9 which became MEC #78 and renumbered in 1900 to #30. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1902  Upload Date: 1/15/2016 8:14:35 PM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  MEC 28(4-4-0) MEC 30(4-4-0)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
Title:  Station
Description:  c1905 No notes with this old Post Card. The MEC and GT ran in parallel on a north south axis here just south of Danvile Jct. I suspect this is the MEC station as it is closer to East Gray then the GT. Someone correct me if I’m wrong... /DL - - - The box car behind the station is TSTL&W 3226.. Wikipedia says this is the Toledo, St.Louis, and Western RR known as the Clover Leaf System. It went into business in Febuary 1881 as a 3 foot RR. It reorganized in 1886 and converted to Standard Gauge. It became part of the Nickel Plate December 28, 1922 which went on to be come part of NS today.
Photo Date:  8/1/1905  Upload Date: 12/2/2015 4:41:28 PM
Location:  East Gray, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station
Views:  148   Comments: 0
East of Winthrop
Title:  East of Winthrop
Description:  - MCRR Dec 1906 East of Winthrop, Me. - reads the back of this old print. Looks like a head-on wreck to me. /DL
Photo Date:  12/15/1906  Upload Date: 4/28/2017 2:13:04 PM
Location:  Winthrop, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Station at P75
Title:  Station at P75
Description:  This old print taken from a post card scene gives the location and notes that the water tank was built in 1909. As the tracks run down the west side of Messalonskee Lake this scene must be looking westbound towards Royal Junction. The old (well new then) MEC Granite Mile Post says P75 and cnfms the westbound view. On a c2017 map there is a station road off of Rt11 that fits for the clues were given in this photo. I wonder if the canoe was made in Old Town?
Photo Date:  8/1/1910  Upload Date: 4/28/2017 9:09:25 PM
Location:  North Belgrade Station, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
Views:  54   Comments: 0
MEC 178
Title:  MEC 178
Description:  Lewiston,Me July 1912 from the Harold Vollrath collection used with permission (day of the month is an estimate). MEC Class K 0-6-0 origionally #103 the renumbered in 1900. Built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works in August of 1893. Scrapped Febuary 1920. Builders #4163, cyl:18x24 with 51“ drivers. /DL
Photo Date:  7/1/1912  Upload Date: 12/16/2015 8:51:48 PM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 178(0-6-0)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
MEC 123
Title:  MEC 123
Description:  The date is an estimate. Maine Central Class H. Origionally MEC #13 then renumbered in 1900 number 123 was built by Rhode Island in April 1885 rebult in 1903 then scrapped in Sept of 1925. Cly18x24 with 63“ drivers. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1912  Upload Date: 12/16/2015 8:39:19 PM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Unkknown
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 123(4-4-0)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
MEC 196
Title:  MEC 196
Description:  MEC class L, 4-4-0 #196 was renumbered from #84 in 1900. Built at Schenectady in November of 1894 it was rebuilt in Sept of 1920 and scrapped on October of 1928. Cyl 19/24 with 69 inch drivers. No info with this post card except the location and year. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1912  Upload Date: 5/1/2017 2:33:23 PM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 196(4-4-0)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Yard and Station Looking East
Title:  Yard and Station Looking East
Description:  This splended old photo post card is post marked August 24th 1919 at 3PM and is addressed to Peaks Island, Maine with a 1 cent stamp. The box car on sharpened hi-resolution is Maine Cental #33268. It is setting beside Mile Post V184 so this scene must be looking east bound. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1919  Upload Date: 4/10/2017 2:49:22 PM
Location:  Belgrade, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
Views:  149   Comments: 0
#155 in the Upper Yard
Title:  #155 in the Upper Yard
Description:  The back of this old print simply states that L.B.W. took the photo sometime in 1919 in the Upper Yard at Lewiston. If Ive decoded RR History #152 correctly this locomotive was built by ALCO in August on 1902 and rebuilt in 1913 then scrapped in April 1937. This is the 2nd 155 in the MEC Steam Roster, the 1st being a 2-6-0. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1919  Upload Date: 4/10/2017 3:10:30 PM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  MEC 155(0-6-0)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
MEC 167
Title:  MEC 167
Description:  No notes with this photograph except the location at Lewiston. The date is just an estimate... MEC #167 an 0-6-0 switcher Class K build by ALCO Schenctady in 1916. It had a long life on the MEC not being scrapped until Sept 1954. Cyls: 21x28 with 5a inch drivers. Boiler @ 180 lbs. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1935  Upload Date: 2/12/2016 10:42:49 AM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 167(0-6-0)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
MEC 701
Title:  MEC 701
Description:  Bought at auction formally of the Howard Davis collection. Taken at Lewiston, Maine in April of 1935. MEC Class D ran 240 pounds in the boiler with 23x28 inch cyls and 73 inch drivers. Baldwin builders number 61370. /DL
Photo Date:  4/15/1935  Upload Date: 2/9/2016 8:53:22 PM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Davis collection
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 701(4-6-4)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
MEC 470
Title:  MEC 470
Description:  MEC’s #470 was the last active steam on the Maine Central. In this 1938 scene 470 is at the Lewiston Upper platform headed west. C2016 this locomotive has been purchased by the New England Steam Corp from the City of Waterville for eventual restoration at Washington Jct outside of Ellsworth. Much more info is on line at: http://www.newenglandsteam.org/ MEC 470 was a MEC Class C3 built at Schenectady by ALCO in June 1924. It made the last run on the Maine Central dead heading back to Waterville after it’s last pubilc run on the Main Line between Portland and Bangor. #470 was retired in June of 1954. It went on display in Waterville October of 1962. Alco builders number 65555. Cyls 25x28 with 73 inch drivers. (month and date are correct) /DL
Photo Date:  7/1/1938  Upload Date: 2/12/2016 10:58:44 AM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Unknonwn
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 470(4-6-2)
Views:  555   Comments: 0
MEC 163 working the yard
Title:  MEC 163 working the yard
Description:  No date or photographer info with this old print. A great RR scene. Engineer waveing as he switches the yard in a well photographed 0-6-0. #163 was an MEC class K locomotive, an Alco/Schnecetady product. Blt in Nov 1910 and scrapped in April 1947. Cyl 20x26 with 51 inch drivers. Builders #49201 as per RR History’s master MEC roster. /DL
Photo Date:  2/11/1939  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 9:47:25 PM
Location:  Lewiston, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 163(0-4-0)
Views:  430   Comments: 2
New Tamper
Title:  New Tamper
Description:  C1970? From the back of the not so old print: - MC..259 new multiple tamper at Gray Maine - MEC MAG 2 cols crop - If I went thru my collection of MEC Magazines and found the right issue I suspect this photorgraph would jump out of the page. The date is an estimate. Typical of Maine Central they crew is working with what MEC called: bankrun gravel. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1970  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 10:38:04 AM
Location:  Gray, ME
Author:  MEC
Categories:  Track
Views:  116   Comments: 0

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