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by rrobserver1
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Downeast Scenic Railroad (DSRX) Discussion - 2005-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 41982

Re: Downeast Scenic Railroad

Mr. Fernald, They are indeed lovely, at least you don't have a slew of derelict industrial sites to go by. If you think abot it 90% of all excursions are trees, unless your on the one through the Sahara. You have a very nice ride through a typical down east Maine area, and it is what it is, that is ...
by rrobserver1
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Downeast Scenic Railroad (DSRX) Discussion - 2005-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 41982

Re: Downeast Scenic Railroad

You’ll get to see the famous mountain ranges of Ellsworth, Maine---Just kidding. I rode the line some years ago and if memory serves me, it will be some backyards, trees, sounds like their yard at Washington Junction, a high school and a wilderness area. A lot like the CSRR run to Conway. A train ri...
by rrobserver1
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Downeast Scenic Railroad (DSRX) Discussion - 2005-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 41982

Re: Downeast Scenic Railroad

I picked a bad time to go on vacation, looks like they have moved something. Good for them, I can't wait to see it for myself. Any updates from Mr. Fernald at Downeast Scenic?

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/115311.html
by rrobserver1
Fri May 01, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Calais Rail Service Ends
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Calais Rail Service Ends

He'll go to work in a locomotive and go home in a cab!


http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/104895.html
by rrobserver1
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Downeast Scenic Railroad (DSRX) Discussion - 2005-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 41982

Re: Downeast Scenic Railroad

Drove by Washington Junction today and saw the DSR guys in there working, actually saw someone cleaning a crossing out that way. I didn't have time to stop in, maybe one of them could tell us what they are up to and what they have planned.
by rrobserver1
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Destruction of ex MEC Calais Branch now underway
Replies: 50
Views: 7524

Re: Destruction of ex MEC Calais Branch now underway

One needs to read the article carefully. The judge has only denied the states request for an immediate restraining order to remove the berms henderson placed on the tracks. Nothing has been decided in this case as to the actual issues of ownership, etc. I'm sure this will take a bit more time to sor...
by rrobserver1
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Museums, Tourist Lines, and Historical Organizations
Topic: Maine Central Historical Society
Replies: 5
Views: 6504

Re: Maine Central Historical Society

Dave, Have you talked with the guys at Downeast Scenic? I thought that having something dedicated to the history of the Maine Central was part of their depot plan.
by rrobserver1
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Destruction of ex MEC Calais Branch now underway
Replies: 50
Views: 7524

Re: Destruction of ex MEC Calais Branch now underway

From the Ellsworth American: Seems someone else is not happy to see the rails go.

http://ellsworthmaine.com/site/index.ph ... rails.html
by rrobserver1
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Destruction of ex MEC Calais Branch now underway
Replies: 50
Views: 7524

Re: Destruction of ex MEC Calais Branch now underway

The ROW is 66 feet wide except in certain yard or station locations. This link is for the rail with trail study done by MDOT in the 1999. I beleive the total cost estimate at that time to be in excess of 38 milliom, Brewer to Calais. It could have been done, but at what cost, better to put 38 millio...
by rrobserver1
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Downeast Scenic Railroad (DSRX) Discussion - 2005-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 41982

Re: Downeast Scenic Railroad

You are assuming that everyone who has posted here has something to do with the Downeast Railroad. I think that reading the posts reveals that is clearly not the case. Your points are very good ones, but who is to say that they are not doing it aleady? Maybe you should contact them with your ideas s...
by rrobserver1
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Downeast Scenic Railroad (DSRX) Discussion - 2005-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 41982

Re: Downeast Scenic Railroad

The Station belongs to the Town of Machias and the boxcar belongs now to the trail group, which they have painted and logoed in original MEC lievery. I have heard that they want to use both as a visitor center and trailhead. If you go to the link below there are plenty of photos to depress you. http...
by rrobserver1
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Florida East Coast Railway
Topic: NS Inspection Cars In West Palm Beach
Replies: 0
Views: 9730

NS Inspection Cars In West Palm Beach

Spotted this a.m. norhtbound two NS inspection cars lead by FEC GP40, NS Inspection car 36 and 37. Stopped next to Quadrille Blvd. near Palm Beach County Courthouse. This was the sole consist. This is the area that was recently in the news as being the new connection between FEC and CSX to accomodat...
by rrobserver1
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: "Pan Am Clipper" Newsletter
Replies: 109
Views: 40314

They missed the opportunity to build on a fan base years ago. Look at loyalties of Ford and Chevy owners (fans) who are loyal to a brand. In a day and age where everyone needs a constituency to suceed in many things, they blew it. While they would not have made everyone happy, nor could they, they w...
by rrobserver1
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: "Pan Am Clipper" Newsletter
Replies: 109
Views: 40314

What, no D&H apparel? Oh, that's right they already put that one in the crapper!

Amazing that they even acknowledge the heritage of their company, I thought that was a no no at GTS, ST, GTI, nee PAR. Before Fink, Mellon et al there was nothing and soon it shall return to nothing.......
by rrobserver1
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
Topic: Tri-Rail Funding in Jeopardy
Replies: 3
Views: 8047

Tri-Rail Funding in Jeopardy

For those who missed the fight at the Palm Beach County Commission, roads, versus transit.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/ ... 21MPO.html

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