by Plate C
Going to be passing through Bangor soon, have many times before and never stopped to look. Any suggestions of where I can quickly stop to see any RR action or any old RR stuff? Suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
shadyjay wrote:Not what I wanted, but wanted to validate what in the end was a good suggestion. I've seen the Downeast before but had never been to Washington Jct, was worth the stop for a few photos before the RR kicked off its season.
I didn't have any time to hunt down any railroad action in town, but on the return trip, I did ride the Downeast Scenic out of Ellsworth. It's not "too" far away from Bangor, and if you're there on the weekends (Memorial Day thru October), it's a nice little excursion. The ride took us right through their yard in Washington Jct where Maine Central steam locomotive #470 is being restored to service. At the time of my visit, it was visible from the train.
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