Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MEC and B&ML trains at Burnham Jct., 1955 image

From: "Kent Loudon"

... I was the photographer of the 1955 image of MEC and B&ML trains at Burnham Jct. ...

I was 15 years old at the time! My parents had a summer home in Tenants Harbor, near Rockland. On that day I hitchhiked (a kid could do that back then!) to Belfast to ride the B&ML train. I continued on a MEC train to Bangor, and returned to Rockland by bus. The photo was taken on Kodachrome ASA/ISO 10 film using a (completely manual) Kodak “Pony” camera.

N Kent Loudon
142 1/2 West End Av
Somerville, NJ 08876

Chuck Sweet R.I.P.

From: "Chris Graves"

Sorry to report that Chuck Sweet, age 62, passed away in Ogden, Utah on Friday, January 20, 2012.

Chuck was the volunteer fireman on the 119 and Jupiter at Golden Spike, he participated in two History Channels and was also involved with the American Experience re: the Transcontinental Railroad.

Chuck was a good historian, his collection of railroad memoribilia was second to none.

He will be missed.