1986 brought out the news that Great Northern Paper would be reducing its paper making capacity by approximately 25% by 1987. This would of course directly affect the B&A as GNP was, by far, the largest customer on the railroad at that time. Two issues of the Maine Line were produced and the overall tone and subject matter of the magazine reflects the continuing struggle with labor reductions, contract negotiations and a railroad that was not making the money it had even a few years before. On a production note, this is the only Volume of the Maine Line to feature a full color photograph on each of the issue covers.
|9th Maine Line to feature a full color photograph on the cover
|10th Maine Line to feature a full color photograph on the cover