Amtrak’s Downeaster fulfills original vision with expansion northward to Freeport, Brunswick
Source: Associated Press, November 1, 2012)
PORTLAND, Maine — As train station manager in Freeport, Nelson Soule served as the ticketing agent, telegraph operator and freight handler before rail service ended there in 1960, with trucks taking over the delivery of locally produced shoes and shipments of L.L. Bean’s mail and goods. Now 91, Soule will be aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster on Thursday as the Boston-to-Portland service expands northward to Freeport and Brunswick for the first time in more than 50 years.
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Thursday, November 01, 2012