Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scenes from The Acadian

The Acadian rolls to a stop at Kenton, busiest station on the system. Amtrak 680 is right behind it. 

There is a lot of waving when The Acadian stops with one of its domes aligned with the stationary dome of The Kentonian restaurant (background).

Dome riders get to peek in the second floor windows of the Cape Ann's Kenton office building.

Cabs line up in anticipation of The Acadian's arrival at Cape Ann station.

Now heading north from Cascade, The Acadian opens up for a long, straight run to Pamola and points north.

Amtrak's Downeaster is in the hole for the meet with The Acadian, which running upgrade, has priority here.

Pamola Tower gives a green signal to The Acadian as it passes the tower. Yellow train order signal at tower indicates "Proceed - no orders".

Friday, August 31, 2018

Tanker 3637

Cape Ann tanker 3637 spends most of its life shuttling fuels from Glen Cove to Davis and Kenton Yards. The 3 internal tanks are designated for lube oil, kerosene, and diesel.

Note the gapped rail between the block signals. The signals monitor the gap to display the correct aspect.

Catching the Acadian

If you hurry, you can get across the footbridge at Cascade and scramble up the slope to catch the afternoon Acadian rolling down the 3% grade to Kenton.

Congestion at Marias

Friday afternoons are always hectic at Marias Industrial Park. All the shippers want their goods on the move before the weekend, and cars are waiting to be spotted in their place for Monday morning.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dining in Downtown Kenton

Plenty of places to eat in downtown Kenton - important since every train, passenger and freight, stops here. High end dining can be had at the Kentonian, a refurb heavyweight car, with the attached "Gastrodome" lounge. Behind that we have the Hotel Kenton, The Oasis (dancing-bar-casino-marriage licenses-live bait), and the Trolley Diner.

Quick Eats

Quick Eat options near the ballpark. Hot dogs or Subway.

Kenton station

Kenton Station is the busiest station in the system. Every train, passenger and freight, stops here.