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Stephen Hussar

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Rockland Branch sinks?!
« on: April 01, 2011, 10:53:09 AM »
south of Wiscasset...this portion of the railway has sunken into the river!




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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 11:20:39 AM »
I see that is where they laid the third rail to allow #9 to go to Trainfest in 2009.

Too bad, I heard that we were going to run it to Iowa this year, doubleheaded with BSR #7.
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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 01:54:48 PM »

No ... that's for the WW&F Merchant Marine Division.  The next convention will be held at 50 feet, BYOS.    (bring your own scuba gear)

Keith Taylor

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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 02:28:13 PM »
If the water is over 6" deep....they may have trouble with their traction motors shorting....
But what the hey, I say give it a try!

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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 03:00:07 PM »
Keith --

You obviously haven't heard that the Maine Eastern today inked a long-term lease with the City of Waterville for No. 470, and they are also negotiating to bring No. 519 to help them out with this high water problem.
Cheers -- Wayne
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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 12:14:02 PM »
I think these fellows were headed for the rails into the drink....

Stephen Hussar

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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 04:13:41 PM »
Tracks like these would come in quite handy in this situation!

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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 05:50:36 PM »
That's just the track from their version of Polar Express but we had a warm spell

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Re: Rockland Branch sinks?!
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 06:42:20 PM »
Hmmm, 

     Keith, your photo brings a new meaning to the name  F Unit 
 
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