Bangor Subdivision

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Bangor Subdivision

Post by 690 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:46 am

The Searsport Sub, Millinocket Sub between Northern Maine Junction and the wye in Brownville, and the KI Sub have all been combined into the newly minted Bangor Sub. The Millinocket Sub now starts at the north leg of the wye in Brownville, and the Moosehead Sub is unaffected.

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Re: Bangor Subdivision

Post by BAR » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:41 am

Thanks for the update. Odd that it is named the Bangor Subdivision since the railroad doesn't serve Bangor. Perhaps an homage to the good old Bangor and Aroostook.

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Re: Bangor Subdivision

Post by Fritz » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:57 am

690,
Do you (or anyone else for that matter), know the mileposts for the new Bangor and "remodeled" Millinocket Subdivisions? Based on the old mileposts, they would be something like:

Bangor Sub
0.74 Searsport
72.12 South Wye Switch
4.0 North end of KI Subdivision
Would this now be MP 76.12 at the north end of the Bangor Sub?

Millinocket Sub
72.41 North Wye Switch
109.0 North end of CMQ (Grindstone)

Any help understanding the new mileposts would be much appreciated!
Best,
Fritz

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Re: Bangor Subdivision

Post by 690 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:49 pm

BAR wrote:Thanks for the update. Odd that it is named the Bangor Subdivision since the railroad doesn't serve Bangor. Perhaps an homage to the good old Bangor and Aroostook.
Actually they do (albeit North Bangor). Also, the company's offices are in Bangor, so there's that.
Fritz wrote:690,
Do you (or anyone else for that matter), know the mileposts for the new Bangor and "remodeled" Millinocket Subdivisions? Based on the old mileposts, they would be something like:

Bangor Sub
0.74 Searsport
72.12 South Wye Switch
4.0 North end of KI Subdivision
Would this now be MP 76.12 at the north end of the Bangor Sub?

Millinocket Sub
72.41 North Wye Switch
109.0 North end of CMQ (Grindstone)

Any help understanding the new mileposts would be much appreciated!
Best,
Fritz
Not sure right now, I'll try and get back to you on that.

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Re: Bangor Subdivision

Post by baldy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:55 am

I can confirm that MP 75 is at the Van Horne crossing, on the now former KI sub. MP is right next to the crossing. The south wye switch target now shows white for the old KI sub. Never thought to check the north or the west wye switches. West wye switch looks to be in for a rebuild.

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Re: Bangor Subdivision

Post by MEC407 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks for the updates, 690!
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Re: Bangor Subdivision

Post by gokeefe » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:40 am

baldy wrote:West wye switch looks to be in for a rebuild.
That is probably work related to the Maine Regional Railways TIGER grant.
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Re: Bangor Subdivision

Post by backroadrails » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:55 pm

The MTM tie crew had made it to S. Lagrange as of last night and they did 2036 ties yesterday alone setting a record for the crew. Also the crossing at Derby has been replaced and a temporary one should be removed soon. Surfacing work is going on outside of Milo today as well.

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