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Maine Central RR - RY-2 in Spring

There was still some snow on the ground in Bartlett on 3 April 1965, and even more as we followed RY-2 up through Crawford Notch.

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Helper GP-7 #565 had run light from Rigby and was waiting in Bartlett for RY-2 to arrive. 

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 Helper GP-7 #565 in Bartlett.

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#565 was cut in behind RY-2's lead unit, fellow GP-7 #561. The rest of the consist included F-3's #672B, #671B and #671A.

Sawyers

 

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Sawyers 

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 Crossing US-302 at Harts Location, with the Inn Unique in the background.

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Harts Location. 

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Frankenstein Trestle. 

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Approaching the Willey Brook bridge.

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Willey Brook. 

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Far in the distance, RY-2 is crossing the bridge at the Mt Willard Section House (which was still there in 1965). 

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Coming through the Gateway at the top of the Notch.
 2125  Another landmark, the Crawford House, was also still there in 1965.