Icy rails! Watch as we follow GP38-3 #9803 from NBSR "slip & slide" along the iced up remaining section of the Eastern-most end of the Calais branch, on it's way to the Woodland mill.
After the locomotive does the run around, it has a bit of trouble lifting her train, & getting going again!
Will this venerable GP38-3 make it? Watch the video & see!!
If you like trains, & locomotives slipping along on wet, icy, frozen rails, then you'll really enjoy this segment. Sanders on!

Comments

    • Don Pollard
      Don Pollard

      Rail flex - as ;long as the rails don't roll ...

      about 1 month ago
    • Diesel Rail Muscle
      Diesel Rail Muscle

      *Heave! Ho! Heave! Ho! you can pull but we won't go!* Said the troublesome trucks

      about 2 months ago
    • Jud Powell
      Jud Powell

      ice isn't a factor...the weight of the train crushes any ice on the rails and the engine isn't even working hard.....just running slow because of less than perfect track and there sure isn't any "sliding"

      about 2 months ago
    • Timothy Kissinger
      Timothy Kissinger In reply to Jud Powell

      Ice is always a factor.

      about 2 months ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to Jud Powell

      So why were the wheels on the engine spinning when they started lifting the train then?
      Also the brakes were applied, and the train kept moving about another 2-3 feet. We both saw this. Even the conductor said they were having traction issues when we talked to him. This was right after a big ice storm.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ann Mary
      Ann Mary

      "Frogs don't like ice 😆

      about 7 months ago
    • Marti Hill
      Marti Hill

      Slip wheel

      about 9 months ago
    • Earth Angel
      Earth Angel

      Earth Angel is my call name my real name be being j u d i n e space Raymond I was responding to the good job that you did when you had the wheel slippage that's all! Thanks for the response do you understand what I'm saying now? Just a viewer commenting on the good job that was done🤗😋

      about 1 year ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to Earth Angel

      judine Raymond
      Ahh ok cool! That makes sense now. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed this one of many train shows on the channel.

      about 1 year ago
    • Earth Angel
      Earth Angel

      Hello Maine Railroad! I do not understand what the question marks mean!!?? Thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • East American Trains
      East American Trains In reply to Earth Angel

      Railroads Across Maine Yea I’ve got some comments that don’t make any sense too.

      about 9 months ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to Earth Angel

      judine Raymond
      A comment was posted that didn’t make sense In relation to this video.
      “EARTH ANGEL, WAY TO GO GIRL!” No idea who Earth Angel is.
      (???)

      about 1 year ago
    • Earth Angel
      Earth Angel

      EARTH ANGEL😇 WAY TO GO GIRL!!!👍💕🎈☺️☺️🎊

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Kennedy
      Daniel Kennedy

      GREAT video! thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • 25mfd
      25mfd

      Hey nice vid. Interesting pulpwood cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • Prog X
      Prog X

      Ha EMD power, When I railfanned the MEC "County Freights" back in the 1970s it was almost always Alco power on the East end of the road, S-types/RS-3/RS-11s and they never issues but it was the Maine Central !!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Hudson River
      Hudson River

      The ole girl did it tho, it was a job but she got'r done. Enjoyed thankyou

      about 2 years ago
    • scdevon
      scdevon

      Pretty impressive, though.
      Once it got moving it stayed moving. Basic physics.
      LOL Burning sanded wheels across a switch frog (not as if they had a choice in this case).

      about 2 years ago
    • jasfromoz
      jasfromoz

      A little bit of independent brake would have controlled that wheel slip.

      about 3 years ago
    • PingasTheFourth
      PingasTheFourth In reply to jasfromoz

      +kleetus92
      Looks like someone's still in fourth grade.

      about 2 years ago
    • PingasTheFourth
      PingasTheFourth In reply to jasfromoz

      +kleetus92
      Are you mad because your mother hit you when you were little?

      about 2 years ago
    • kleetus92
      kleetus92 In reply to jasfromoz

      Do you have some kind of learning disability?

      about 2 years ago
    • PingasTheFourth
      PingasTheFourth In reply to jasfromoz

      +kleetus92
      You just said if the wheel is cold it has no traction and now you're saying it's not? What the fuck?

      about 2 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine

      Ayers Junction Rd. AKA Rt 214

      about 3 years ago
    • MNRailfan 17
      MNRailfan 17

      What road is that picture of the Eastport spur next to?

      about 3 years ago
    • CSX EMD Train Lover
      CSX EMD Train Lover

      nice video and I caught that same engine at Sanford road in churchville chili.

      about 3 years ago
    • kleetus92
      kleetus92

      Whoever set that bell ringer needs shot, and that bell rung at his funeral the whole time. Jesus....

      about 3 years ago
    • PS 400
      PS 400 In reply to kleetus92

      Anthony Smith . Hair splitter

      about 2 years ago
    • PS 400
      PS 400 In reply to kleetus92

      Anthony Smith Hair splitter

      about 2 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to kleetus92

      +kleetus92 yes you are correct.
      They have used the faster ring for years now in this yard. Even when pan am (MEC) was operating.in this yard. The video makes the bell seem louder than it really was in person.

      about 3 years ago
    • kleetus92
      kleetus92 In reply to kleetus92

      +GP9railfan there's no way to controll ring rate from the cab. there's only 1 air switch. it's a function of the ringer. there are two ringer assemblies. a horizontal, like this one, and a vertical piston. the vertical has some limited adjustability, horizontal is wide open all the time.

      I have one of each.

      about 3 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to kleetus92

      Movement ring. That's the standard bell ring in this quiet zone where horns aren't allowed. Most locomotives have this alternate ring but not used often.

      about 3 years ago
    • Joshua
      Joshua

      What's the song at the end of the video? I like it.

      about 4 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to Joshua

      I believe it was called Slip Rope. An alternative Slipknot cover band did it.

      about 4 years ago
    • shnimmuc
      shnimmuc

      Very fine video, it is nice to see what goes on at the local level.  Thanks
      Robert

      about 5 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to shnimmuc

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the video.

      about 5 years ago
    • Carsten Alwes
      Carsten Alwes

      Very nice vid,like it.But what are this for cars?Never seen them before.Look like flat cars who have been modified with bulkheads.These cars would look great in HO scale
      Thanks for sharing.

      about 5 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine In reply to Carsten Alwes

      Thanks glad you enjoyed the video. These are pulpwood cars carrying logs destined for the pulpmill in Woodland, about 14 miles up the line.

      about 5 years ago
    • Patrick Welch
      Patrick Welch

      Finally a railfan video with good music Thanks

      about 6 years ago
    • Daniel Arnold
      Daniel Arnold

      They should have thrown some chains on the wheels for better traction. :P

      about 6 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine

      @bcherbs Haha. Yeah something like that.

      about 6 years ago
    • bcherbs
      bcherbs

      i think i can, i think i can, i thought he could, i thought he could!

      about 6 years ago
    • Hairee Stener
      Hairee Stener

      I think I can, I think I can!!!

      about 7 years ago
    • Railroads Across Maine
      Railroads Across Maine

      @MsC1953 Haha. Probably throw out my back if I tried that though. LOL This was definitely an unexpected surprise, that's for sure! Thanks Cathy.

      about 7 years ago
    • MsC1953
      MsC1953

      Great video - gotta get me one of those bells!! Haha! As for the wheel slip, why didn't you guys give it a push? :) A few nervous moments, there, eh? But that good old geep got it goin'!!

      about 7 years ago
    • Northern Maine Productions
      Northern Maine Productions

      god i must have been half asleep the other day i just noticed they were running the old geep long nose forward at 1:30 ....LOL

      about 7 years ago
    • AviationMetalSmith
      AviationMetalSmith

      Maybe the wheels of the log cars are frozen to the rails?

      about 7 years ago