• Rockland Branch Discussion

  • Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).
Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).

Moderator: MEC407

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  by gokeefe
 
Parlor Car "Alexander Hamilton".
  by Rockingham Racer
 
kilroy wrote:Morristown & Erie owned car at Rockland station.
I believe it's the Alexander Hamilton.
  by Ridgefielder
 
gokeefe wrote:Parlor Car "Alexander Hamilton".
Which was, indeed, built for the Congressional! Cool.

Have to say I think this seasonal service is a great idea. And I speak both as someone who is (naturally) pro-rail and as someone who has sat in traffic for way too much of a beautiful summer day trying to get through *@$*@$!-ing Wiscasset. :wink:
  by Rockingham Racer
 
Slightly off topic, but the good folks in Wiscasset are suing MDOT to stop the latter's plan to widen US 1 through town.
  by Dick H
 
Still off topic on Wiscasset, I have always wondered why they have never put in
a push button "walk/wait" light at the top of the hill where all the tourists
cross Rt.1. If they had that, there would be groups crossing at the same time,
rather than every car having to stop for one or ten, etc, people crossing at will.
Of course, they would probably need a uniformed police person to enforce the
wait light.
  by 690
 
Because it would make the already miserable traffic even worse. The traffic light for 27 is already bad enough, don't need to add more things to stop for.
  by drcrf93
 
CMQ 2006 is currently sitting on the interchange in Brunswick with four weeks worth of cars waiting to go east. PAR delivered it last Friday 12/1 per a friend.
  by MEC407
 
690 wrote:...don't need to add more things to stop for.
State law says you must stop for pedestrians. The pedestrians are already there; crosswalks and flashers don't add new/additional pedestrians. A set of crossing flashers would simply make it safer and would help grab the attention of drivers who are either distracted or who don't feel like the law applies to them.
  by KSmitty
 
As we veer off topic, the light for 27/1 all depends on perspective. If you're trying to get off of 27, especially with truck & trailer, that light was WAY overdue.
  by fogg1703
 
drcrf93 wrote:CMQ 2006 is currently sitting on the interchange in Brunswick with four weeks worth of cars waiting to go east. PAR delivered it last Friday 12/1 per a friend.
Did something happen to let four weeks worth of cars build up at Rigby?
  by sleepingtree
 
fyi: 2001 and 2002 are at the Brunswick interchange and appear to be waiting for a PanAm pickup.
  by 690
 
Going back to the main CMQ system, to be used out of NMJ.
  by Dcl1332
 
Interest. So will 2003 or 2004 be heading to the Rockland Branch to help 2006, or will it just be 2006.
  by 690
 
It will just be the 2006 for right now.
  by gokeefe
 
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We are extremely grateful to Bill for all of his hard work on this production.
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