by NHV 669
Both units and 20 cars westbound to Brunswick yesterday.
Avatar: NHV 669 at the south end of the "Pompy" in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.
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Finger Lakes Railway proposes round trips each day from Rockland to Brunswick. From May through October, the plan is to have two daily round-trip trains on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The train would make stops in Newcastle, Damariscotta, Wiscasset and Bath as well. A stop in Waldoboro is also under consideration.If one wishes to compare to the Maine Eastern service, I've found that searching the interwebs for 2014_MERR_Schedule.pdf will find several copies stashed about. I believe that was the fullest build-out of their service.
Under the plan, self-propelled rail cars would be used with the number of cars dependent on the number of passengers. Each rail car can carry 80 people.
No announcement has been made on when the service would start if the plan moves ahead.
The Rockland Courier-Gazette has noticed that the MaineDOT Work Plan includes $3 million to restore passenger service Brunswick-Rockland,This is awesome news. I've regretted not riding this line when it was possible with MERR.
FatNoah wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:23 am This is awesome news. I've regretted not riding this line when it was possible with MERR.I rode it once back in 2010ish. There were torrential rains on the way up from Brunswick and the windows were fogged up the whole trip. Returning to the Rockland station the next day to come back down, the station agent ran out to us to tell us there was a track washout, and that we'd have to take Concord coach back to Brunswick.