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David Larrabee's Collection
 
6/25/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Larrabee
Dates:1/1/1900 - 1/1/1980
Album Info:The Rumford Branch was bought and leased in various portions from several RR compaines in the early 20th century. /DL
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Water Tank
Title:  Water Tank
Description:  c1895 Info on the back of the print - Portland & Rumford Falls Bemis Water Tank (Rangelely Plantation, Me) - Built in the 1890s the line was leased to the MEC in 1907. By the look of the stumps along the track the ROW was cleared in the winter. I rather like the wood whistle board. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 12/2/2015 2:39:10 PM
Location:  Bemis, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Track
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Station
Title:  Station
Description:  At Mile Post P81/R4 on the Rumford Branch in the later MEC era. If this photograph was taken prior to 1907 this is a stop on the Portland & Rumford Falls after 1907 it would be Maine Central. The MEC leased the line in 1907. Dixfield is just across the river over the toll bridge behind the station. /DL
Photo Date:  8/1/1905  Upload Date: 1/15/2016 11:02:01 PM
Location:  Dixfield, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station
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Approach to the station
Title:  Approach to the station
Description:  C1907. This old card is postmarked Aug 3 1908 and on the flip side Frank was telling William that he’d be home soon with a 1 cent stamp. Too bad the photographer hadn’t been just a bit closer to the station. Typical of MEC track records the ballast was – Bankrun Gravel – as was common all over the MEC. /DL
Photo Date:  1/1/1907  Upload Date: 1/19/2016 2:41:10 PM
Location:  Peru, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Station,Track
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Winter Wreck
Title:  Winter Wreck
Description:  The camera seems to be about 3 inches late for good photographs of this late winter wreck. The note in the back of one print says...: Wreck at Rumford yard 3-13-39 engine #380 ran into rear of stalled freight train. Small plow on the head end of passenger train. Heavyest snow storm of the winter of 38-39, nearly 2 feet. No notation as to the photographer. /DL
Photo Date:  3/13/1939  Upload Date: 6/6/2017 8:42:24 PM
Location:  Rumford, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Wreck
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Views:  67   Comments: 0
Winter Wreck
Title:  Winter Wreck
Description:  The camera seems to be about 3 inches late for good photographs of this late winter wreck. The note in the back of one print says...: Wreck at Rumford yard 3-13-39 engine #380 ran into rear of stalled freight train. Small plow on the head end of passenger train. Heavyest snow storm of the winter of 38-39, nearly 2 feet. No notation as to the photographer. #380 was a MEC Class O built 1/1908 and scrapped in October of 1953. /DL
Photo Date:  3/13/1939  Upload Date: 6/6/2017 8:42:28 PM
Location:  Rumford, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Wreck
Locomotives:  MEC 380(4-6-0)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
Winter Wreck
Title:  Winter Wreck
Description:  The camera seems to be about 3 inches late for good photographs of this late winter wreck. The note in the back of one print says...: Wreck at Rumford yard 3-13-39 engine #380 ran into rear of stalled freight train. Small plow on the head end of passenger train. Heavyest snow storm of the winter of 38-39, nearly 2 feet. No notation as to the photographer. /DL
Photo Date:  3/13/1939  Upload Date: 6/6/2017 8:42:31 PM
Location:  Rumford, ME
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Wreck
Locomotives:  MEC 380(4-6-0)
Views:  71   Comments: 0


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