In the title, I’m using curious as adjective to mean ‘unusual’ for alliterative effect.
Saturday, September 19, 2020, Kris Sabbatino and I briefly visited Rockland, Maine.
Years ago I’d photographed the short freight turn that brings cement from the Dragon cement works in Thomaston to a rail-barge transload on the Rockland waterfront.
I was curious if this operation was still running, so after a visit to inspect the Rockland roundhouse (still standing, still housing a locomotive), we followed the short branch that meanders through the neighborhoods down to the water.
Here we found a selection of the unusual pressurized cement cars used in the cement circuit. The wheels were shiny, so I we concluded the service still operates. Perhaps one of these days we’ll return to catch it on the move again.
I exposed these photos using my FujiFilm XT1.