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  Alces Alces Americana in August on the Allagash
               Pictures from a  three day trip on The Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Maine
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 Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad
Built in June 1897  Schenectady Locomotive Works (4-6-0 stamped #4552)

David Harris, Northampton , U.K. at the controls
Edouard “King” Lacroix’s Madawaska Company purchased a ninety-ton steam locomotive in New York. Later bought out by Great Northern Paper in 1927 and became the  Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad

Built in December 1901   Brooks Locomotive Works (2-8-0 stamped 4062)
The railroad ran from  Eagle Lake  thirteen miles to Umbazooksus Lake, then the waters of Chesuncook Lake floated the logs to the West Branch of the Penobscot River and on to Bangor Maine in 1926.

Cable tramway operated by steam engine to move logs from Eagle Lake  to Churchill Lake.
 Cables wheels and tracks remain amongst the trees. Many old log carrying railroad cars and
tracks from the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad are also in the woods.
 

  
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