Maine Northern Railway (ex-MMA lines operated by EMR/NBSR)

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Re: Maine Northern Railway (ex-MMA lines operated by EMR/NBS

Postby fromway » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:42 pm

Long line of oil cans sitting in Oakfield yard. Could not see if they are Irving's or some other carrier.
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Re: Maine Northern Railway (ex-MMA lines operated by EMR/NBS

Postby fromway » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:21 pm

Houlton Pioneer Times has an article about a collision last Wednesday night in Danforth between a freight train and a tractor-trailer hauling logs. Originally called in as a HazMat response, but was quickly changed to just a collision. The tractor struck the middle of the train and burst into flames. The sheriff said that the lights were working at the crossing at the time and it was unclear why the trucker did not stop. The drive was from Plaster Rock, NB, Canada. One box car left the rails and travelled 70 ft into brush. The conductor stated that they didn't know why they lost power but he walked back and found the truck in flames. Route 1 in Danforth was closed from 7:30PM until 6:30 AM the next day while everything was cleaned up. Every conceivable agency is investigating.
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