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).

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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:08 am

Based on Street View imagery, the current Oak St overpass is at least 10 years old.

The oldest imagery for Pearl St is from 2009, and that fence was already there.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby Cowford » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Is anything freight-wise happening on the branch???
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby doublestack » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:01 pm

Cowford wrote:Is anything freight-wise happening on the branch???

Yup, steel for BIW into the Harding Plant in Brunswick.
Latest load spotted here thanks to drc390 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkL8ZoyB8dE
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby 690 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 am

Plus the usual cement and perlite. A few new(er) cement hoppers have been added to the pool, so you'll probably see the older NAHX ones being phased out here.
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Re: Rockland Branch Discussion

Postby Dick H » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:05 pm

I was on the noon "Lighthouses and Shipyards cruise today in Bath. (10/5).
As we approached BIW, the CMQ job to Rockland with five covered
hoppers was passing over the Carleton Bridge. The boat Captain
noted that this a "once a week occurrence".
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