Comments for: Crews still working on Bucksport train derailment that sent 2 cars into Penobscot River

Posted May 26, 2012, at 3:12 p.m.

BUCKSPORT | Railway crews were still on the scene Saturday of a trail derailment in Bucksport that tore up roughly 200 feet of track and sent two tanker cars into the Penobscot River. The 4-car derailment happened Friday evening around 7 p.m. on a stretch of Pan Am Railways …

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  • Anonymous

    Why bother?   They are just going to derail again. The days of Railroads in Maine are long gone. They are now Snowmobile and ATV trails.  Places to jog.

    • Guest

      Oh, you’re wrong!  Just ask us taxpayers who now own the track north of Bangor.  
      Yesiree, how many millions was it we spent (wasted) on that track?  How many millions more to repair it?  But Aroostook now thrives because of it.  *cough*

  • Anonymous

    A prime example of why we need better highways.

  • Anonymous

    Classic Pan Am lack of maintenance. Pan Am has multiple derailments each week all over the system due to thier inability to care for their most important asset, the rail bed.  It is time to kick Pan Am out as an operator and figure out a better way to improve and preserve this extremely important asset.

    • Anonymous

      kind of. that spot is where the water went from the beaver dam  let go last month. completely washed out the rail ties and stone bed. the rails were suspended in mid air, but were “repaired” the next day.

      • Anonymous

         You are very very wrong.  This spot is miles downriver from the beaver dam washout. 

  • Anonymous

    George Costanza, latex salesman at Vandalay Industries, expressed his concern over the spilled liquid latex, “I’m just concerned that there is never a marine biologist around when you need one. We don’t know the long term effects. These pretzels are making me thirsty!”

  • Anonymous

    it’s true, this railroad does not take care of it’s assets….. THEY JUST DON”T CARE!….. take a good look around the area where the railroad is within view….. 

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