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Ghost Trains
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:14:22 PM »
Found this article today about abandoned logging trains.

http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/ghost-locomotives-maine-wilderness/
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Re: Ghost Trains
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 05:25:36 PM »
"KING LACROIX"hauled the locomotives and all the rolling stock from Lac Frontiere Quebec to the tramway with Lombard tractors,they took the drivers out from under the boilers so the 2 locomotives were hauled in 4 loads,and reassembled at the end of the trip. They also hauled 1 or 2 plymouth gasoline locomotives  there to use in spotting the pulp cars as they filled them with pulpwood andmade up the trains. Don
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 07:58:02 PM »
I have been there a couple times no a snowmobile.

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 09:15:17 PM »
Great article, thank you!
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Re: Ghost Trains
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 06:36:52 AM »
Very interesting subject. 30 some years ago a guy that logged with us wrote a book of local history of logging around my area. He wrote of a engine that had went through the ice on a local lake. And is still there I believe. And about another one that's out in the middle of no where abandoned.  I'll have to see if I can find that book. Back then I didn't read a lot of books. I think it was the first book he wrote,and I believe I bought the first copy. I had him sign & date it. I told him if he got famous don't forget The Good Old Days of Logging with us.I think he's doing pretty good.

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Re: Ghost Trains
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 08:47:36 AM »
Great read!


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