Photograph taken from the passenger yard looking east and shows a hybrid highway bridge. It is a wood covered bridge on the Bangor side and through truss steel on the Brewer side. If I’ve connected the dots properly the covered bridge on the Brewer side washed out in the flood of 1909. The MEC Calais Branch RR Bridge, which is still in service, can be seen under the covered bridge behind the tender. This 0-6-0 #173 is MEC's first with that number. It began life as #6 and was renumbered #173 in 1900, then renumbered #183 (the 2nd #183) in 1920, AND then yet again renumbered to #157 in 1920. A Schenectady product built in Sept 1894, rebuilt in 1915 and finally scrapped in Feb 1935. As always a tip of the hat to William D Edson for navigating thru the history of MEC locomotives and to the R&LHS for publishing his account.
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Penobscot County; Bangor
Steam Engines; Covered Bridges; Passenger Rail; Rolling Stock
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