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Ghost trains of the Allagash

Abubob

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Not really a hiking post although hiking was involved. More driving. You’ve possibly seen paddling videos to the same location. It the Ghost trains of Northern Maine or Allagash. And it was a pretty cool trip. We stayed at Big Eddy Chewonki Campgrounds.
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Very cool. I had actually never heard of the Ghost trains.

The Northern Maine wilderness is just something else. And I've really only experienced the fringes of it visiting hospitals in Greenville, Millinocket and Ft Kent for work.

It's kind of remarkable that it's not a more popular destination given the massive lakes and stunning scenery. I guess the season is just too short for most people's weather preferences and the distance too far to attract more people. Not a bad thing though.
 

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Very cool. I had actually never heard of the Ghost trains.

The Northern Maine wilderness is just something else. And I've really only experienced the fringes of it visiting hospitals in Greenville, Millinocket and Ft Kent for work.

It's kind of remarkable that it's not a more popular destination given the massive lakes and stunning scenery. I guess the season is just too short for most people's weather preferences and the distance too far to attract more people. Not a bad thing though.
Well we had perfect weather. It’s just very remote and the roads are very rough. The Golden Road and Telos Road are both working logging roads, unpaved, and loaded with shale. We had a blowout.
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Yes it is. Telos lake is connected to Chamberlain Lake. The railroad is located at the northern end of Chamberlain.

I have to say right now that little bay is almost completely dry right now because of severe drought.

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Awesome, its crazy how well preserved the train looks considering its almost spent a century in the wild.
 

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Awesome, its crazy how well preserved the train looks considering its almost spent a century in the wild.
Anything made of wood is just about gone. But the heavy gauge steel and iron is doing pretty well. The locomotives were actually lifted onto new tracks. Otherwise they would’ve sunk into the ground just because of their weight. How much do they weight you ask? …
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