OTHER Some paperwork I've collected from Maine

BoxcabE50 Jul 15, 2021

  1. BoxcabE50

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  2. Randy Stahl

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    I've railroaded in almost all of these places. St.Francis branch was gone by the time i got there..

    Randy
     
  3. Hytec

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    Ken, that's a marvelous collection of paper. One especially tickled me. Years ago I received a Tee Shirt that on the front asked "Which Way To Millinocket?" On the back, "Cain't Git Theah From Heah." :ROFLMAO:
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    That's such an interesting collection Boxcab. It's a shame that Maine's papermaking industry is now a thin shadow of what it was a generation ago. Many mills once dotted the state, including Great Northern Paper (later Great Northern Nekoosa then Georgia Pacific) which was headquartered in Millinocket. That mill closed in about 2008. Thankfully General Dynamic's Bath Iron Works continues to build modern warships for the U.S. Navy.

    My employer once routed many cars from the southeast U.S. via the BAR to Mattawamkeag, ME and Brownville, ME for interchange to the CP.
     
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    Very Interesting..... :cool:
     
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    There is much more to explore, several hundred companies, (more being slowly added every month), here: https://train-orders.com/TOUR.html
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    You've got some exceptionally rare and very old documents there Boxcab. I could spend hours at your site. One of your train orders is from 1920 on the Central New York Southern Railroad, the Ithaca Auburn Short Line.

    I'd never heard of it, so enjoyed some research. It was built as the New York, Auburn and Lansing Railroad and began service in about 1908 using a mixture of third-rail and steam depending on the line segment. In went broke in 1912 and was reorganized as the Central New York Southern Railroad in 1914, then shut for good in 1923. Did also discover a super neat postcard with their McKeen car and a newspaper ad with a timetable:

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    From the Cornell Daily Sun, May 27, 1910:

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