Ghost Trains

November 23, 2019  •  2 Comments

Ghost Trains

Last week it was a gorgeous ride down through Millinocket and up the Golden Road and across Abol Bridge with a nice view of Mt Katahdin. Then another 10 miles to the Telos Road where we drove around 10 more to the Telos checkpoint before continuing on 29 more miles where we parked for the final mile of hiking through the woods to where these trains set between Eagle and Chamberlain Lakes. It's just amazing to see these sitting there after all of these years. The last quarter mile of the hike you see the tracks half sunken in the ground and spare parts scattered through the woods as you get closer and closer until you step out of the woods and become face to face with these trains. It's eerie and mind blowing. Just to the right of this photo there is a tram-way that runs 6,000 feet to Chamberlain Lake that was used to pull the logs from Eagle Lake to Chamberlain Lake so the logs could be driven south via the East Branch of the Penobscot to the Bangor saw mills. What amazes me is that all of this was built in 1902. My hat is off to those who came before us who believed no problem was to big, and who never gave up. Below is a few photos of the sites on the hike in to the trains, along with a few of the Tramway and the steam system that ran it. Enjoy!


Ghost TrainsGhost TrainsSitting in the heart of Maine's Allagash region of the Great Maine Wilderness are two Locomotives.


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Christopher A Mills Photography
Thank You!
Audrey Shorty(non-registered)
These are amazing!
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