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Stephen Hussar

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MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:40:41 PM »
My dad took this in 1970 during one of our many trips north exploring the Maine 2-footers.


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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 10:44:14 PM »
Thanks for sharing this shot Stephen. Sad that the station didn't live on to see the turn of the century or today. One day hopefully there will once again be a passenger train presence in Wiscasset, but it may be of a narrower gauge than this one  :D

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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 01:14:11 AM »
Looks like the track department had taken over the building at this point...
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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 02:26:52 AM »
Where would've this building have been located? Where Maine Coast used to load passengers?

James Patten

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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 10:56:31 AM »
Today this location is the street that goes to the water treatment plant (assuming that the switch is in the same place today as then).  The street crosses the track just after the switch.  There's no indication that there was ever a building there.

Stephen Hussar

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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 11:15:39 AM »
I asked Jason the same question as I wasn't sure. The red box is at the approximate location
-based on the water in the background, the residence on the left side of the image, and as James said, the switch stand in the 1970 photo...

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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 12:37:28 PM »
Was this the old MC station and the W&Q and/or WW&F station was located further north where the standard and the narrow gauge crossing was located?  Perhaps somewhere nearer the water treatment plant?
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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 06:38:36 PM »
Follow the line of WW&F pilings to the sanitation plan.  At the top of the picture, there is a small piece of land protruding on the other side of the MEC tracks from the sanitation plant.  That was WW&F ROW.  The linked stations were nestled in that angle between the two ROW's.

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Re: MEC Wiscasset Depot 1970 photo
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 07:10:44 PM »
The WW&F station was on the left of the protruding piece of land, next to the mudflats.  I believe there was a long walkway linking the two along the left side of the MEC track, perhaps part of MEC's platform for the station.  In fact you can see the WW&F and MEC stations here:
and here: