Original alignment of road and rail 1880Original alignment of road and rail 1880
A December 1935 article in Bangor Daily News reported that “The Department of Agriculture announced today presidential approval of five Maine grade crossing elimination projects involving $396,922 of the state’s $1,425,861 quota for that purpose. The projects were submitted by the state highway commission.
ON CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Oxford county, at Oxford on Federal-aid highway route 23, Relocate highway. Federal funds $98,684.”
At some point, Federal Highway 23 was changed to State Route 26.
The track is former Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad/Grand Trunk Railway which was acquired by Canadian National in 1920 after bankruptcy. The right of way is currently leased by St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad.
December 5, 1935, Bangor Daily News.
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on June 29, 2022.
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