Rockland Branch Discussion

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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby gokeefe » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Parlor Car "Alexander Hamilton".
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby Rockingham Racer » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:04 pm

kilroy wrote:Morristown & Erie owned car at Rockland station.


I believe it's the Alexander Hamilton.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby Ridgefielder » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:46 pm

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:
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby Rockingham Racer » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:19 pm

Slightly off topic, but the good folks in Wiscasset are suing MDOT to stop the latter's plan to widen US 1 through town.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby Dick H » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:00 pm

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.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby 690 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:31 pm

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.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby drcrf93 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:48 pm

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.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:55 am

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.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby KSmitty » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:56 pm

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.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby fogg1703 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:40 pm

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?
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