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Is that Mr. Miller's engine in the lead (re-lettered for the D&H)?
Posted by John Stock on 2023-02-24 10:37:09
Ex-Maine Central unit acquired from Guilford Rail System. Typically referred to as "Mr. Miller's Engine", 573 was the preferred power for the Maine Central business train by the president of the Maine Central Railroad, E. Spencer Miller. 573 led the last business train through Crawford Notch (St. Johnsbury to Portland) shortly before Guilford closed the line in 1984. When Guilford acquired the Delaware and Hudson Railway in 1984, 573 became Delaware & Hudson 573. In 1988 when Guilford sold the D&H, they kept 573 and assigned it to Springfield Terminal and renumbered it 27. 573's first season at the Conway Scenic (1996) was operated as number 27. Today 573 is the typical motive power for Valley Train excursions.
Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2023-02-24 17:08:09
Wow Bruce, great information. I was wondering why it was called Mr. Miller’s engine.
Posted by Alan LaPierre on 2023-02-24 17:40:47
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