This archive of Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Maine Line Magazines is dedicated to all of the employees of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad.
A special dedication goes to the late Richard W. Sprague, Vice President of Public Relations, for editing and overseeing the Maine Line Magazines. He was involved, literally, from the first issue to the last.
The complexity of a project in making the Bangor and Aroostook Maine Lines digitally available to the public involved many dedicated people that deserved to be mentioned.
We (Judi and Rod Bushway) undertook this project as a tribute to Rod’s Father, Alfred “Ike” Bushway, a sheet metal worker at the Derby Shops who retired in 1982. (See Spring 1982 pages 10 & 11) Judi devoted many hours from January to October 2023 to completing the initial scans at the University of Maine, Fogler Library, Special Collections.
The Maine Line Magazines came primarily from two locations, the University of Maine Special Collections and the Oakfield Historical Society (OHS), which is located in the B and A Railroad Station in Oakfield, ME. We were still missing 9 issues which were provided by Joey Kelley and The BAR Archives.
We would like to thank the staff at Special Collections, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Paul Smitherman and Elaine Smith. Thank you for putting up with us all those months. Without your help this project would not have been completed.
Our contact at the OHS was Alberta McDonald, (President), who let us borrow their Maine Lines to be scanned. We thank the OHS for their dedication in keeping the old B and A Railroad Station active & open to the public for anyone to view the B and A artifacts.
After all the scanning was completed, Joey Kelley ran all the front covers through Adobe Photoshop for a clear and cleaner view.
Please enjoy this priceless archive of Maine's railroading history, now preserved for generations to come! -Judi and Rod Bushway