Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by MEC407 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:00 pm

Do we know if any Maine Eastern employees have opted to sign on with CMQ?
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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:40 pm

it's not like this line was bustling with traffic to begin with...
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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by 690 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:01 pm

MEC407 wrote:Do we know if any Maine Eastern employees have opted to sign on with CMQ?
A few have.

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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by MaineCoonCat » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:33 pm

Goodbye Maine Eastern... Thank you, especially for this memory..
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Mary Lee E. MERR, July 2011
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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by MEC407 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:46 am

Moderator Note:

Now that Maine Eastern has shut down and the Rockland Branch has officially been taken over by Central Maine & Quebec Railway, I'm going to ask that all further discussions of present and future Rockland Branch operations be posted in the CMQ Rockland Branch thread, found here:

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=160482&p=1346932

Thanks again to Maine Eastern for their excellent stewardship of the Rockland Branch for over a decade.

This thread will remain here for archival purposes and I'll leave it open in case anyone has questions or comments about Maine Eastern that they'd like to post, but remember, if it pertains to current or future Rockland Branch ops, please post in the CMQ forum via the link above. Thanks!
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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:32 pm

I'm not sure what channel it was on, but a video just aired of a Maine Eastern excursion trip, shot from a wide variety of angles and locations between Rockland and Brunswick on cable. The end credits listed the sponsor as the Great Falls Model Railroad club based out of Auburn/Lewiston. Any ideas on when this was filmed?
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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by Mikejf » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:10 pm

It depends. "Train Time" from Great Falls Model RR Club has several episodes from the Maine Eastern. Here is a link to their list, which is now outdated.

http://www.greatfallsmodelrrclub.org/tr ... me-videos/

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Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Post by Dick H » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:48 am

Old News. Former Maine Eastern 764 was on lease to the Strasburg RR in PA
in April, filling in for their diesel switcher. 13 minutes
Video from kflanagan98. Some Strasburg steam also seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJCwf7QRUVk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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