Later it made the long trip up the military road from bangor. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. A chronological look at the maine railroad from 1950 until 2009 when the shield carried a new name. The vacationists guide book bangor and aroostook railroad company, fred h. The railroad of bangor and aroostook railroad company, hereinafter called the carrier, is a partly doubletrack standardgauge steam railroad, located entirely within the state of maine. In the maine woods by bangor and aroostook railroad company, 9781179372969, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. From passengers to potatoes, all aspects of this intriguing carrier are.
The trail follows the former corridor of the bangor and aroostook railroad bar through northern maines bogs and forests. A brief history of the bangor and aroostook railroad. Bangor and aroostook, the maine railroad book, 1986. Bangor and aroostook railroad smithsonian libraries. List of bangor and aroostook railroad locomotives the bangor and aroostook rostered some 150 different steam locomotives over its history. In the book bangor and aroostook the maine railroad by jerry angier and herb cleaves, published by flying yankee enterprises isbn 0961557435 softbound and isbn 0961557427 hardbound. After the civil war railroads exploded in the us with hundreds of lines starting service all over the country. Along with increased commercial opportunity, the bangor and aroostook railroad brought reliable mail service to the region.
In the maine woods bangor and aroostook railroad company. Bangor and aroostook railroad memorabilia value guide. Aroostook valley trail railtrail history traillink. The vacationers guide book bangor and aroostook railroad company, fred h. Firstgeneration diesel locomotives operated on bar until they were museum pieces. The railroad stayed profitable by hauling the states two big exports. According to the book, a brief history of the bangor and aroostook railroad, written by george mulherin published in 1900, the county was allowed to subscribe funds not exceeding five percent of its value to construct the new route. Shows bangor and aroostook railroad and connecting lines. Maine railroad publications railroads in bangor and vicinity. Prior to the days of diesel power the aroostook flyer was led by a variety of steam power according to kevin hollands book, passenger trains in northern new england, in the streamline era. From there a branch went east to houlton, along the new brunswick, canada border, while the main ran north through the woods going all the way to the northern most. The bangor and aroostook railroad was a company synonymous with maine. In the maine woods by bangor and aroostook railroad company and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Northern new england color guide to freight and passenger equipment.
Pattern reference pg 103 luckins book dining on rails bar1 aroostook. Operating from bangor, maine, the railroad ran north to the small town of oakfield. In the maine woods by bangor and aroostook railroad. Up for sale with free usa shipping is beautiful little demitasse after dinner cup no saucer made by syracuse china on their adobe ware base china in the econorim shape. My primary sources are a reprint of a 20dec1956 passenger car diagram book and the january 1951 official register of passenger train equipment.
This book is brought to you for free and open access by the special collections at bangor community. The aroostook valley railroad avr was a small short line located in the remote northern region of maine, and the aroostook valley trail is named for this former railroad, which uses virtually its entire rightofway. A brief history of the bangor and aroostook railroad by george f. Railway route map train map railroad pictures bangor belfast. Burleigh authorized the publication of the details of a plan that he had conceived that might result in securing the long desired railroad into aroostook county over american soil. Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. The main line ran nearly due north for its entire length from searsport on penobscot bay to van buren on the canadian border 260 miles away. Most were built by the manchester locomotive works or the american locomotive company alco, which absorbed manchester in 1901. New book available on the bangor and aroostook railroad exhibiting stations and other structures along the line. Buy in the maine woods by bangor and aroostook railroad company creator online at alibris. A big game and fishing guide to northeastern maine. Bangor and aroostook, the maine railroad by jerry angier. Jerry angier author of bangor and aroostook, the maine. When ordering photos please make sure that the photo can be printed in the size you want.
The bangor and aroostook railroad the bangor and aroostook railroad reporting mark bar was a former class i u. According to the book, a brief history of the bangor and aroostook railroad, written by george mulherin published in 1900, the county was allowed to. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The bangor and aroostook railroad bar is a defunct united states railroad company, that brought rail service to aroostook county, mainewik. The aroostook division of the bangorand aroostook railroad, or the newly built portion of the road, which runs from aroostook junction in brownville to caribou, is 154. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. If it doesnt show best then the photo will not look very good when you get it due to the resolution of the file. The bangor and aroostook railroad started operations in 1891 and stopped service in 2003 for a total period of operations of 112 years. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on a regular and asneeded basis. I dont remember the date of the issue and unfortunately i also dont remember any details about the locomotives or where theyre going. Railroad decals accessories show categories default category applied filters. Brightly painted bar box cars attracted national attention in the 1950s.
Jerry angier is the author of bangor and aroostook 0. Bangor and aroostook railroad location and general description of property. Founded in 1891 to combine two railroads, the rail line extended to caribou in 1895 and van buren in 1899. All smithsonian museums and smithsonian libraries locations continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of covid19. There is also a good overhead picture as well as some other pictures. Its entire network of more than 800 miles was all located within the pine tree states borders from bangor to van buren. Bangor and aroostook railroad railroad history and. Handbook of officers, agents, stations and sidings 1916. The bar is a relatively recent fallen flag considering most classic lines disappeared decades ago. Most often a 460 tenwheeler or ubiquitous 462 pacific was upfront but on occasion even an elderly 440 american was used until the world war ii era.715 1293 1442 5 1323 1073 613 1457 960 1062 678 496 564 810 369 1102 1043 779 106 1354 6 969 139 342 1301 1080 930 38 613 992 228 1180 1288 1490 528 346 1459 841 1046 778 500 390 45 103 1470 1277 1350 1329