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David Larrabee's Collection
 
9/22/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Larrabee
Dates:1/1/1877 - 1/1/1980
Album Info:Most of The Mountain Division was originally built as the Portland and Ogdensburg between 1877 and 1888 with the MEC finishing the line in 1889. It ran from Portland to St. Johnsbury, VT.
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Frankensteins Trestle
Title:  Frankensteins Trestle
Description:  C1885 shortly after the P&O went into service. Sure doesn't look like it could hold itself up, let alone a locomotive & train. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 10/30/2015 9:58:17 PM
Location:  Bartlett, NH
Author:  Kilburn
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
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Views:  246   Comments: 1
East of the Notch
Title:  East of the Notch
Description:  C1888 from a stereo view. On the P&O just east of Crawfords Notch. / /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 10/30/2015 10:22:38 PM
Location:  Notchland, NH
Author:  Kilburn
Categories:  Bridge,Steam,Track
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Views:  193   Comments: 0
Timetable west at the Notch
Title:  Timetable west at the Notch
Description:  C1875. This scene is at Crawford Notch about the time the MEC leased the line from the P&O. RLHS RR History #152 says this part of the P&O began operation in August 1875 and was leased to MEC 3 years later to eventually become the Mountain Division. I suspect the dirt road was not listed as U.S. Rt 302 on maps at that time.... /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 11/30/2015 8:15:37 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Track
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Views:  199   Comments: 0
Train #5
Title:  Train #5
Description:  c1895. From a stereo view. The Mt. Willard section house is in the back ground. The MEC leased this part of the Portland and Ogdensburg RR in August 1888. Various sources say the section house was built by the MEC. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 11/30/2015 8:05:02 PM
Location:  Willey House, NH
Author:  Kilburn
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
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Views:  170   Comments: 0
Crawford Station
Title:  Crawford Station
Description:  July 1896 Engine 139 at Crawford Station. The Reading Dispatch boxcar on the siding in the background is a nice touch as well. If I read the back ground properly the train is headed west. There’s a velocipede on the platform and it looks like some of the passengers are looking under the deck, perhaps someone’s cat has taken a hike... ? #139 built by the Rhode Island Works in 1891 was scrapped in June of 1914. Cyl 19x26 with 56 /1/2 inch drivers. Builders # 2616 according to RR History #152. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 12/1/2015 1:53:36 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  RollingStock,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  MEC 139(2-6-0)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
Looking East
Title:  Looking East
Description:  C1890? Looking down grade from near the Notch. No date, location or photographer info on the back of the print, however the scene is clearly looking east bound from the area of Crawfords Notch. At MP P84.7 near the Notch the altitude is 1880 feet. Bartlet at MP P70.5 the height is about 670 feet. That’s 1200 feet in about 14 miles. Those old B&M 2-6-6-2s sure had their work cut out for them.. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 1/10/2016 10:06:53 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Evans Collection
Categories:  Track
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Views:  133   Comments: 0
Brownfield Station
Title:  Brownfield Station
Description:  C1890 ? The MEC Station for Brownfield on the Mtn Division was actually in East Brownfield. There is no date or photographer info with this old cabnet photo, however most of the players are named.... To quote from the back of the print....: - Geo Kenniston in carrage – Eden Rounds Blacksmith – Llewellyn Alva Cole Station Agent – Telgraph Operater Agent, Charlie R Cole – Bradford Cole, Asst Agent – Jim Hill on car – Jack Colby Sec Forman on car – Frank Drew on car – Gus Wentworth - Unquote. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 1/10/2016 8:32:36 PM
Location:  East Brownfield, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station
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Views:  136   Comments: 0
Brownfield Station
Title:  Brownfield Station
Description:  C1890 ? The MEC Station for Brownfield on the Mtn Division was actually in East Brownfield. There is no date or photographer info with this old cabnet photo, however most of the players are named.... To quote from the back of the print....: - Geo Kenniston in carrage – Eden Rounds Blacksmith – Llewellyn Alva Cole Station Agent – Telgraph Operater Agent, Charlie R Cole – Bradford Cole, Asst Agent – Jim Hill on car – Jack Colby Sec Forman on car – Frank Drew on car – Gus Wentworth - Unquote. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 1/10/2016 8:32:43 PM
Location:  East Brownfield, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station
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Views:  136   Comments: 0
MEC 49
Title:  MEC 49
Description:  C1895. MEC’s 2nd #49 a Class N built in April of 1892 by Rhode Island Renumbered 271 in 1900 and scrapped in March of 1913. Cyl 19x24 with 57 inch drivers. Photo taken at West Baldwin, date & author unknown. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1900  Upload Date: 1/4/2016 4:03:27 PM
Location:  West Baldwin, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 49(4-6-0)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
A New Bridge
Title:  A New Bridge
Description:  This old Cabnet Photo was in rather bad condition, however the focus of the scene is acceptable. Origionally from the Raymond Evans Collection it is dated 1905 with the note - Willey Brook bridge, new one being built. - The photographer was S.Towle of Old Orchard, Me. It looks like the boom crane MEC #852 is setting on the main line. The new bridge is apparently being assemled on staging alongside the old bridge. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1905  Upload Date: 1/14/2016 8:52:50 PM
Location:  Willey House, NH
Author:  S. Towle
Categories:  Bridge
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Views:  225   Comments: 0
A New Bridge
Title:  A New Bridge
Description:  This old Cabnet Photo was in rather bad condition, however the focus of the scene is acceptable. Origionally from the Raymond Evans Collection it is dated 1905 with the note - Willey Brook bridge, new one being built. - The photographer was S.Towle of Old Orchard, Me. It looks like the boom crane MEC #852 is setting on the main line. The new bridge is apparently being assemled on staging alongside the old bridge. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1905  Upload Date: 1/14/2016 8:52:57 PM
Location:  Willey House, NH
Author:  S. Towle
Categories:  Bridge
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Views:  195   Comments: 0
MEC #357 at work
Title:  MEC #357 at work
Description:  The back of this old print gives a tentive date and location but no author. 357s vitals: Built by ALCO #30324 a MEC Class O 4-6-0 built January 1905 & scrapped in July of 1937. Cyl: 21x26 with 63 inch drivers... /DL
Photo Date:  11/20/1912  Upload Date: 5/5/2017 9:14:21 PM
Location:  Intervale, NH
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 357(4-6-0)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
MEC 1204
Title:  MEC 1204
Description:  MEC had 4 of these 2-6-6-2s. I understand they were bought for helper service on the mountain division but did work elsewhere on the MEC most likely between Portland and Waterville. It looks like the photographer was on a flat car for this scene. Origionally from the Allen collection. Built by Alco at Schnectady it was formally B&M #3003 built in January of 1912 and scrapped November of 1929. Builders number 48651. No date with this photo. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1920  Upload Date: 4/26/2017 9:05:49 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 1204(2-6-6-2)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
OUCH !
Title:  OUCH !
Description:  No date or info except a note on this photo which says the wreck was at Cornish and that this photograph was taken at Mattocks.... It must have made headlines at the time. It looks as though the whole neighborhood turned out for a look. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1925  Upload Date: 12/6/2016 3:15:20 PM
Location:  East Baldwin Mattocks Station, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck
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Views:  126   Comments: 0
MEC Headon Wreck
Title:  MEC Headon Wreck
Description:  No date or info except a note on tender/box car photo which says the wreck was at Cornish on the Mountain Division. It must have made headlines at the time. It looks as though the whole neighborhood turned out for a look. /DL
Photo Date:  7/21/1933  Upload Date: 12/6/2016 3:14:46 PM
Location:  Cornish, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck
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Views:  201   Comments: 0
MEC Headon Wreck
Title:  MEC Headon Wreck
Description:  No date or info except a note on tender/box car photo which says the wreck was at Cornish on the Mountain Division. It must have made headlines at the time. It looks as though the whole neighborhood turned out for a look. /DL
Photo Date:  7/21/1933  Upload Date: 12/6/2016 3:14:58 PM
Location:  Cornish, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck
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Views:  59   Comments: 0
MEC Headon Wreck
Title:  MEC Headon Wreck
Description:  No date or info except a note on tender/box car photo which says the wreck was at Cornish on the Mountain Division. It must have made headlines at the time. It looks as though the whole neighborhood turned out for a look. /DL
Photo Date:  7/21/1933  Upload Date: 12/6/2016 3:15:04 PM
Location:  Cornish, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck
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Views:  70   Comments: 0
MEC Headon Wreck
Title:  MEC Headon Wreck
Description:  No date or info except a note on tender/box car photo which says the wreck was at Cornish on the Mountain Division. It must have made headlines at the time. It looks as though the whole neighborhood turned out for a look. /DL
Photo Date:  7/21/1933  Upload Date: 12/6/2016 3:15:13 PM
Location:  Cornish, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Steam,Wreck
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Views:  72   Comments: 0
MEC 375
Title:  MEC 375
Description:  The old print says:- M.C. 375 4-6-0 Fabyans, N.H. Sept 1938. - A MEC Class O built by Baldwin in November 1907 and scrapped in Feb of 1939. Cyl: 21x26 with 63 inch drivers running at 200lb. /DL
Photo Date:  9/1/1938  Upload Date: 2/12/2016 11:05:59 AM
Location:  Fabyan, NH
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 375(4-6-0)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
MEC 361 on the table
Title:  MEC 361 on the table
Description:  Here is MEC#361 on the turntable at St.Johnsbury apparently after a run over the Mountain Division, or at least the west end of it. It looks like he is headed into the barn for service. I hope there is enough heat to melt all the ice and snow off before the shop crew go to work. A 4-6-0 class -O- #361 was built by Alco-S in Sept 1905 and was scrapped in May of 1948. No date or photographer info with this photo. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1940  Upload Date: 4/11/2017 4:26:13 PM
Location:  St. Johnsbury, VT
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 361(4-6-0)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
MEC 626
Title:  MEC 626
Description:  Built by Aldo-S in March of 1919 this 2-8-2 was a MEC Class S locomotive. It was scrapped in January of 1951. From the Johnson Collection. Cyl=26x30 running at 200lbs with 63 inch drivers. / DL
Photo Date:  4/20/1948  Upload Date: 5/6/2017 7:23:05 PM
Location:  Saint Johnsbury, VT
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  MEC 626(2-8-2)
Views:  88   Comments: 0


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