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Belfast & Moosehead Lake RR

The B&ML RR was shortline that ran from the Maine coastal city of Belfast to Burnham Junction, where it interchanged freight and passengers with the Maine Central RR. These are some pictures from the mid-1960's, along with a couple of "after the demise" pictures from 2009.

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70-tonner #52, accompanied by buggy #28, awaits the arrival of the MEC's B-ll at Newport Jct, ME.

21 Apr 1966

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Buggy #28 beside the station. How about that Studebaker wagon?

21 Apr 1966

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B-11 is dropping off some cars for the B&ML, as #52 waits to make the pickup.

Newport Jct, ME

21 Apr 1966

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A return to Newport Jct in the fall found 70-tonner #50 and buggy awaiting B-ll's arrival.

8 Sep 1966

2006
On a very cold, below-zero morning, we found buggy #27 at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

2007
Old baggage car used as a shed at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

2008
70-tonner #50 snug in the house at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

2009
Buggy #28 at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

2010
Wing plow at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

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Wing plow at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

2011
Buggy #27 at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

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A few years later #27 showed up on the Conway Scenic RR in North Conway, NH.

27 Oct 1972

2012
Flanger #23 at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

2013
View of the north end of the yard at Belfast.

30 Jan 1965

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Here we are quite a few years later, with very little to be found of the B&ML. In a small city park we found this little vestige of rail.

2 Aug 2009

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However, the enginehouse is still standing. It was last used by the railroad in June 2005, and just a few days after the last run, the armstrong turntable had been removed and the pit filled.

2 Aug 2009

Click here for an excellent history of the B&ML RR.