Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

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Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby MEC407 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:06 am

The Portland-Waterville / Waterville-Portland trains are seeing some pretty nice (and exotic) power lately in the form of BNSF Dash 9s being "kept busy" between oil train runs. Photographer W. David Anderson got a nice shot of three BNSF units on the point of WAPO as the train passed Mercy Hospital's Fore River campus recently: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3112564
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby doublestack » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:46 pm

Still not seeing any "Heritage 3" units in Maine. Two SD70-ACe's and blue dip would do just fine.
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby CN9634 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:16 pm

As of noon this power was at Rigby
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby MEC407 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:18 pm

Check out the blazing speeds on this WAPO with BNSF power:

WAPO video by dcarpine28
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby jaymac » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:12 pm

If GRS = Going Real Slow, does PAR = Puttering Along Railway?
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby MEC407 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:23 pm

Or...

PAR = Phlegmatic & Apathetic Railroad
ST = Sluggish & Tortoiselike
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby jaymac » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:36 am

Works for me. Probably not the case for Billerica.
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby newpylong » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:48 am

Yeah, I pretty much fast forward any videos north of Rigby lol.
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby BM6569 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:01 pm

I've seen a lot of Auburn action live and that was one of the slowest I've seen. Slower than the LOT's as I try to recall their speed.
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby MEC407 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:28 am

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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:43 pm

POWA on January 23 had 8 units, with 3403 leading.

Video by Derek Carpine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBjqp9z-gFI
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby newpylong » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:06 pm

3 out of 7 shots at 25, not bad lol.
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:18 pm

Right?! I was thinking to myself, "Hey, 25, that's not bad" ... followed by "Glad he caught that on video, it'll be back to 10 in a year." :wink:
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby 690 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:09 pm

Keep in mind that it's easier to shoot videos of the trains where it's 10 versus where it's 25. The shot at Hacketts is 10 because they hadn't cleared the Poland switch yet, and the shot at Lewiston is 10 due to Court St. being 10, and having to stop and protect Strawberry Ave.
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Re: Portland-Waterville trains (POWA / WAPO)

Postby BM6569 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:51 pm

They usually do pick up some speed either way after they pass Court St
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