“The people in Lewiston and Auburn already have money to look at this,” [Maine Rail Group spokesman Richard] Rudolph said. “We’re better off having a more focused group look at train service to Augusta and beyond, maybe to Bangor, and to Rockland, too, if they want.”We're still a long way from the mid-day Boston and Bangor Flying Yankee via Lewiston with through cars for or from Rockland switched at Portland let alone Aroostook County cars interchanged at Northern Maine Junction, and the shopper-friendly Bangor and Boston Pine Tree via Augusta and Brunswick. And a Washington and Bangor East Wind might be a dream too far.
He said he’s not interested in pitting communities interested in rail service against each other.
And yet, we have people seriously discussing extensions of Amtrak service to locations that have been freight service only for over half a century.