Ratta Fine Art Photography

We live in a Literal World.


Boston & Maine Gondolas
Commercial Street Siding
Portland, Maine

I visited Portland after a 10 year absence in 2004 to visit with family and friends. When I first moved there in 1979, the Maine Central Railroad was still running GP7s down the center of Commercial Street.

But not in 2004, so I was pleasantly surprised, nearly 25 years later, to find well-worked gondolas sitting on a siding still dressed in the old Boston & Maine livery.

They gave up a stunning series of images.

June, 2004