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New England Steam's Tribute to MEC 470
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Author:  Brian Hebert [ Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:38 am ]
Post subject:  New England Steam's Tribute to MEC 470

Maine Central 470 made the last official run on the MEC June 13th 1954. See our Facebook page for a bunch of never before seen photos of the run. Kudos to Peter Violette for volunteering many hours to scan all the images and post them on the page.


Also many thanks go out to the 470 Railroad Club of Portland, ME, several members, and friends who gave us permission to use their photos.

Brian Hebert

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New England Steam's Tribute to MEC 470

"Touch A Train 2", sponsored by the Downeast Scenic Railroad will take place t the Washington Junction Yard, in Ellsworth, Maine, next Saturday, June 21st. This is a free event, and all donations for food, rides, opportunities, go to restoration of Maine Central 470.

The whole family is invited to the Downeast Scenic Railroad’s Touch A Train Day. Join us Saturday June 21st from 9am to 12noon rain or shine at our Washington Junction railroad yard located just north of Ellsworth. Admission is free. Here’s your chance to get up close and see a fully restored operating railroad. We will have our passenger train and a freight train on display. You can tour the engine, the coaches and the caboose. Kids of all ages are invited to sit in the Engineers seat behind the throttle of our locomotive. Maintenance of way equipment used to repair and replace rails and ties will also be on display. Engineers, Conductors, and the railroad volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the displays and answer questions. You can go for a free ride in our caboose through our rail yard. During the Touch A Train event you can purchase special advance sale tickets to that afternoons regular Downeast Scenic Railroad excursion and save two dollars per person on the regular fare. The New England Steam Corporation will display the bell from Maine Central steam locomotive #470. The group is restoring the steam engine currently located in Waterville. The Hancock Fire Department will have their fire truck on display. So come join us Saturday June 21st from 9am to noon for the Downeast Scenic Railroads Touch A Train Day. Learn all about trains, and ride in a caboose. It’s all happening at the Downeast Scenic Railroads’ Washington Junction rail yard, from Ellsworth just follow Main street to Washington Junction Road and turn on to Railroad Siding Road near the start of the Downeast Sunrise Trail. Join us for Touch A Train Day. For more information visit our web site www.downeastscenicrail.org
Contact: Gary Briggs 207-356-7766

Downeast Scenic Railroad is only 13 miles from Acadia National Park, on Mt. Desert Island. If you are coming to Maine, please join us!

Author:  Peter Violette [ Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New England Steam's Tribute to MEC 470

I'd also like to point out you don't have to have a Facebook account to see the photos

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