Rockingham Racer wrote:There was passenger service between Boston and Halifax N.S., known as The Gull, that ran over 4 railroads until September 06th 1960..........B & M Boston to Portland, MEC Portland via Bangor to Vanceboro, ME. ( at the Canadian border ), Canadian Pacific to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canadian National to Halifax.
I'd respond that train travel in general was hit significantly by the development of the interstate highway system around 1960, and people could move about more quickly and efficiently by private car, especially on relatively short trips such as Boston to Bangor. I also surmise that since there are no big population centers in Maine beyond Bangor was the reason that it was the terminal for MEC trains, although BAR had passenger service going further up in to Maine.
Also, MEC had passenger service over the 133 mile Bangor - Calais Me. branch, ending in 1956.