I was lucky enough to be driving by this Train in Lowell, Massachusetts USA. It is on desplay at the Train Museum in Lowell. Taken 10/26/10 (Autumn).

Nikon D300, handheld, 200 ISO, 70×300 Nikon Lens, f/6.3, Photomatix and finished in Picnik (1 raw image).

From Wikepedia
The Andover and Wilmington Railroad was incorporated March 15, 1833, to build a branch from the Boston and Lowell Railroad at Wilmington, Massachusetts, north to Andover, Massachusetts. The line opened to Andover on August 8, 1836. The name was changed to the Andover and Haverhill Railroad on April 18, 1837, reflecting plans to build further to Haverhill, Massachusetts (opened later that year), and yet further to Portland, Maine, with the renaming to the Boston and Portland Railroad on April 3, 1839, opening to the New Hampshire state line in 1840.

1898 map
Boston & Maine depot, 19th c.The Boston and Maine Railroad was chartered in New Hampshire on June 27, 1835, and the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts Railroad was incorporated March 12, 1839, in Maine, both companies continuing the proposed line to South Berwick, Maine. The railroad opened in 1840 to Exeter, New Hampshire, and on January 1, 1842, the two companies merged with the Boston and Portland to form a new Boston and Maine Railroad.

On February 23, 1843, the B&M opened to Agamenticus, on the line of the Portland, Saco and Portsmouth Railroad in South Berwick. On January 28 of that year the B&M and Eastern Railroad came to an agreement to both lease the PS&P as a joint line to Portland.

The Boston and Maine Railroad Extension was incorporated March 16, 1844, due to a dispute with the Boston and Lowell Railroad over trackage rights rates between Wilmington and Boston. That company was merged into the main B&M on March 19, 1845, and opened July 1, leading to the abandonment of the old connection to the B&L (later reused by the B&L for their Wildcat Branch). In 1848 another original section was abandoned, as a new alignment was built from Wilmington north to North Andover, Massachusetts, in order to better serve Lawrence, Massachusetts.

A new alignment to Portland opened in 1873, splitting from the old route at South Berwick, Maine. The old route was later abandoned.


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  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    marvelous !! :)

  • Thank you so much, Linda!

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    Monica M. Scanlanover 3 years ago

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    Poete100over 3 years ago

    AWESOME Monica!!!

  • Thank you, Lorraine!!! :)

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    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    superb image

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    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 3 years ago

    What beautiful color Monica!! You have a trademark look to your images dear… have you sold anything? I haven’t and am not hopeful either, lol. Ah well, I have fun. Congratulations on your feature of this lovely image!!

  • Thank you so much, Stephanie!!!! I have been lucky enough to sell some things here on RB. Some from family and friends. Some from RB friends and some from unknown buyers. I just love photography for a whole host of reasons. Thanks again for being such a great host and a great RB friend! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • pshootermike
    pshootermikeover 3 years ago

    beautiful work on this old train…well done.

  • Thank you very much!

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