• Activity on the Mountain Branch (Portland to Westbrook)

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by festis
 
There is definitely a lot of "talk". In terms of "commuter rail" that's all it will ever be.
750 housing units, and a major retail center, with active rail in decent condition running through the center of it all. I wont disagree that it is a stretch, but a lot less of a stretch than two dudes and a goat commuting to Portland from Steep Falls twice a week, like some of the previous proposals....
  by gokeefe
 
All of the new retail and housing is definitely going to increase density ... But they just don't have anywhere close to enough to justify the expenditures. The FTA would never fund this ...
  by festis
 
gokeefe wrote:All of the new retail and housing is definitely going to increase density ... But they just don't have anywhere close to enough to justify the expenditures. The FTA would never fund this ...
I can point to 5 miles of track between Westbrook and a certain state prison that says not every expenditure requires great justification..... :-D
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