|locations and rail-served industries|
All rail-served locations are denoted by three letter abbreviations for consistent use on waybills and communications.
BOL Bolton Railcar Maintenance Facility, Kenton
Bolton Railcar Maintenance Facility, or "Bolton Shops" handles all maintenance and repair for Cape Ann, and also Seacoast Line and Rockland under contract. The shops are equipped with blue flag lanterns at each space, controlled by panel switches. The roof is removable to allow visibility when switching cars in and out. The facility is named in memory of Johnny Bolton, who was a conductor on the Amtrak Downeaster.
CAS Cape Ann Passenger Station
Cape Ann Passenger Station is located in the seaside resort town of Cape Ann, and serves local commuters as well as tourists. A coach is left overnight in front of the station. When the station agent arrives in the morning, she starts up a stationary F7 B unit parked behind the station, which provides HEP power to the coach so it will be warm and lit for arriving passengers. The Angus King will pick the coach up as it passes.
CPR Chronicle Printing, Marias Industrial Park
Chronicle Printing specializes in printing newspapers and magazines. Roll paper loads are received, and boxed magazines are shipped. An occasional crated press or tank car of ink may appear.
CPS Cascade Passenger Shelter
This remote shelter is a flag stop for The Acadian. It is primarily used by hikers, campers, and hunters. Mt. Katahdin can be seen (on the backdrop) beyond Lonesome Lake, visible here.
CSH Cascade Section House
Cascade Section House houses tools and work space for maintenance of the track between Kenton and Cascade.
DAS Davis Passenger Station
Davis Passenger Station is primarily used by commuters to Kenton and beyond. This is the early morning starting point for The Angus King commuter run. The station agent opens the station early. A coach and cafe car remain in front of the station overnight, and passengers may board as soon as they are open. This has proved convenient for the commuter crowd to get their seats, coffee, and breakfast while waiting for departure.
DAV Davis Classification Yard
Davis Classification Yard consists of seven tracks, as well as locomotive and caboose service areas.
EEE EEE Feed and Supply, Marias
The rail dock is out of sight, off to the left of this photo. It is shared with Chronicle Press. Workers complain the O-scale truck dock, seen here, is too high for their HO-scale trucks.
GCF Glen Cove Fuels
The two fuel storage tanks seen here allow six separate fuel blends to be stored. They are made from junk tank cars perched atop a Bachmann 89' auto carrier body which has been cut in half.
KEL Kenton Electric Fabricators
Kenton Electric manufactures electrical assemblies for industrial drill rigs, and crates and ships them from here.
KEN Kenton Yard
Kenton Yard is a busy place, with lots of switching to the south interchange tracks, as well as Bolton shops and Kenton Freight Forwarders.
KES Kenton Passenger Station
Kenton Passenger Station is the largest passenger station on the system, as all trains stop here. There is a small cafe inside, as well as several restaurants, bars, and cafes nearby. The Kentonian restaurant and tavern is located adjacent to the station, consisting of two repurposed passenger cars. An older combine contains the kitchen and table seating area. A dome car contains the lounge (downstairs) and dome table dining (upstairs). Locals jokingly refer to this as "the gastrodome".
KFF Kenton Freight Forwarders
Kenton Freight Forwarders, by union agreement, handles all 20 foot container transloads on the system (Quinn Intermodal handles the 40 foot containers). They provided Less-Than-Carload freight handling as well. The track into KFF is shared with Bolton shops, so switching activity is constant.
LMS Leslie Marine Services, Marias Industrial Park
Leslie Marine specializes in rebuilding marine engines. Engines arrive crated from all along the coast, as well as from southern interchange.
MMT Marias Machining & Tool, Marias Industrial Park
Marias Machining is a machine shop which produces parts for Leslie Marine, as well as general marine parts such as propellers, shafts, and drive components. They also provide machining services for the Cape Ann as well.
NPO North Portal Interchange
North Portal extends off the layout and is used to represent all points north. The further track (20) is for passenger train staging. The nearer track (21) is for freight traffic interchange with BAR, MEC, Rockland, and Seacoast Line.
PAM Pamola siding
Pamola siding is the longest passing siding on the system. It is used to spot cars for interchange from the north, as well as two daily meets between The Acadian and the Amtrak Downeaster.
PSH Pamola Section House
Pamola Section House is adjacent to Tower PT. This provides tooling and workspace for rail maintenance from Cascade to NPO.
PTC Precision Tooling Corporation, Marias Industrial Park
Precision Tooling Corporation, the largest (and loudest) facility in Marias Industrial Park, is primarily a sheet metal shop. They receive flat and roll steel and aluminum, fabricate various panels and boxes, and ship completed parts.
QUI Quinn Intermodal Yard, Davis
Quinn Intermodal Yard transloads 40' shipping containers. These arrive at the port of Portland, are transloaded to railcars for transport to Quinn. The containers are primarily from Eimskip (Iceland) and European shippers. Incoming containers include Iceland shrimp (the Maine shrimp fishery remains closed at this time). Outgoing containers contain craft beer, spring water, and many components manufactured locally. Recent improvements to the railcar fleet and system clearances now allow double stacked containers between here and Portland.
SPO South Portal Interchange
South Portal extends off the layout and is used to represent all points south. The further track (10) is for passenger train staging. The nearer track (11) is for freight traffic interchange with B&M and Conrail.
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