Bangor Daily News wrote: . . . this week Maine potatoes have left Aroostook County on rail cars, bound for big markets, for the first time in more than 40 years.
The 2021 harvest made history for its size — a roughly 20 percent greater yield than normal, thanks to near-perfect growing conditions. But that led to a few problems along the way: What to do with all the extra spuds, and how to get them to market in the middle of a trucking shortage.
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“The Maine Northern Railroad and Union Pacific Railway arranged for refrigerated rail cars to be sent to Van Buren,” [Maine DOT] said via Twitter. “Thirty-three refrigerated rail cars are now loaded with spuds and bound for Washington state.”
S1f3432 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:29 pm The Deering Center/ Woodfords and North Deering neighborhoods in Portland through which Panam'sGood point -- that said, I saw a video of a train coming across Library Ave. at around midnight with what looked to be a brand-new looking apartment building in the background. I guess either they find what people will pay to live right next to the tracks (quite a bit, presumably) OR we'll be seeing a quiet zone application led by that building.
mainline passes are predominantly residential areas whereas the area in Auburn bordering the track is
mostly commercial with the edge of a residential area close only for 3 or 4 blocks between Court St. and
the Turner St. overpass and also not a high income area with a lot of people likely to complain.
CN9634 wrote:Might want to recheck Walnut….!* Relative term. Still, you can just about see from the overpass at 181 (Rt. 9) to the overpass at ~184.5 (Rt. 115).