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Photo of 70-ton locomotive BML#51and ex-MEC#391 at the City Point station
70-ton locomotive BML#51and ex-MEC#391 at the City Point station

BML#51, one of the two 600HP, 70-ton GE B/B 140/140 locomotives (Builder's Number 28568) that the B&ML bought new in December, 1946, for $53,000 each, is seen here at the City Point Central Railroad Museum which is located on a private turnout from the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad's main line at City Point, ME, 2.16 miles out from Belfast. (The other, BML#50, is still in service.) The CPC’s historic station house was built by the Maine Central in the early 1870's at Corinna, ME, on the MEC's now abandoned Dover Foxcroft Branch where it served for many years as the passenger station and later as a freight office after passenger service ended. The section house partially visible behind the station came from Brooks, ME, about ten miles further out the B&ML grade. The stainless steel coach parked at the station is MEC#391, a combination chair/cafe car previously operated by both the New York Central (ex-NYC#3011) and Amtrak (ex-AMTRAK#3951) which was built by Pullman in the 1950's. The CPC, which also includes almost two dozen pieces of ex-B&ML, MEC, and BAR rolling stock parked on the two tracks (each about 2,000') in its five acre private train yard, is the remarkable creation of veteran railroadman Mack Page, Sr., who was the fourth generation of his family to work on the B&ML.

Photographed by Bruce C. Cooper (, July 16, 2005.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Cooper, July 25, 2005.
Railroad: City Point Central Railroad Museum.

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