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December 22nd, 2005

We slept in Lewiston, Maine with the intention of catching St. Lawrence and Atlantic's only daytime train we could be sure existed the next morning. We caught it and an MEC train at Danville Junction, and pondered how to shoot at the Lewiston Junction locomotive facility. Once we caught the SLR train we headed to eastern New Hampshire to see if we could catch the New Hampshire North Coast's gravel train, which we did - at Sanbornville.

Danville, Maine

(map) Danville Junction and Lewiston Junction are near the Maine city of Lewiston. Danville Junction is the Junction of the Maine Central (Guilford) and the St. Lawrence and Atlantic (SLR). Lewiston Junction is the site of SLR's main locomotive shops.

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SLR #513 arrives at Danville Junction to begin switching.

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SLR #513 switches Danville Junction.

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SLR #513 pushes a cut of boxcars back and pulls forward, prompting a trucker to shout down to me "they just keep going back and forth - are they on drugs?" on the other side of the tracks.

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SLR #513 reverses and holds, allowing traffic to cross the long-fouled grade crossing.

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Two ST locomotives are cut off their train and head to Danville Junction station for water for one of the locomotives.

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire

(map) Sanbornville is the first town South of the New Hampshire North Coast's gravel pit, 97 miles North of Dover, New Hampshire, where the NHN connects to Guilford.

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New Hampshire North Coast's unit gravel train crosses a grade crossing just North of Sanbornville with what appears to be a crew member's christmas tree on the front steps.

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NHN's unit gravel train crosses highway 158 just outside of Sanbornville to the South.

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December 22nd, 2005

We slept in Lewiston, Maine with the intention of catching St. Lawrence and Atlantic's only daytime train we could be sure existed the next morning. We caught it and an MEC train at Danville Junction, and pondered how to shoot at the Lewiston Junction locomotive facility. Once we caught the SLR train we headed to eastern New Hampshire to see if we could catch the New Hampshire North Coast's gravel train, which we did - at Sanbornville.

December 22nd, 2005

We slept in Lewiston, Maine with the intention of catching St. Lawrence and Atlantic's only daytime train we could be sure existed the next morning. We caught it and an MEC train at Danville Junction, and pondered how to shoot at the Lewiston Junction locomotive facility. Once we caught the SLR train we headed to eastern New Hampshire to see if we could catch the New Hampshire North Coast's gravel train, which we did - at Sanbornville.

December 22nd, 2005

We slept in Lewiston, Maine with the intention of catching St. Lawrence and Atlantic's only daytime train we could be sure existed the next morning. We caught it and an MEC train at Danville Junction, and pondered how to shoot at the Lewiston Junction locomotive facility. Once we caught the SLR train we headed to eastern New Hampshire to see if we could catch the New Hampshire North Coast's gravel train, which we did - at Sanbornville.