I apologize for being 45 years late with the post. The detour was after a March 1, 1974 derailment
when RY-2 dumped 22 cars on the ground at Hiram, ME. But it wasn't the first and only time. It seemed
as though from Fall 73 thru Late Spring 74 the B&M and the MEC were engaged in a wreck of the month
9-16-73 MEC RB-1 Monmouth, ME 19 cars
10-30-73 B&M 4 units and 1 car at Orange, MA
11-16-73 MEC YR-1 Willey House Later a roundtrip detour over GT Yarmouth Jct. to Groveton, NH
2-2-74 MEC RB-3 Cumberland Center, ME 13 cars- This caused MEC trains to detour over GT between
Danville Jct./Yarmouth Jct. and Portland and traveling the length of Commercial St. There was
a Portland Press Herald photo taken from the Million Dollar Bridge and reprinted in the 470
newsletter showing 256 leading BR-4 and 100+ cars as far as the eye could see to the east.
3-1-74 MEC RY-2 Hiram, ME 22 cars detours Yarmouth Jct.-GT-Groveton, NH-B&M-Whitefield,NH.
3-25-74 B&M JU-1 Near 2nd Moose River Bridge west of Gorham,NH with detours over GT Berlin to Groveton.
5-8-74 B&M UJ-2 derailed 7 cars south of Berlin with detours over GT to Groveton.
6-10-74 B&M UJ-2 derailed 2 cars in Berlin. No detour but GT moved a Berlin Mills Ry 70 tonner to
Groveton which B&M moved to Berlin to assist in clean up.