Great Train Wreck of 1979Millinocket, Maine
in Millinocket, Maine

The photos shown below are of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad train wreck of 1979. The accident happened on the "Golden Road" located on the outskirts of Millinocket, Maine. A heavily loaded single trailer pulp truck delivering its load to the Great Northern Paper Company was traveling towards Millinocket when its driver was blinded by the sun. Shortly before the impact of the truck and the train, the driver of the truck jumped out his door and escaped major injury. The pulp truck hit both of the engines on the road crossing.

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This photo shows a machine removing some of the debris from the road. Frank Stratton of the Millinocket Water Company and Millinocket Police Chief Frank Friel are shown in the foreground.

 


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