MEC #467 Model on Display at Bangor Public Library

The William John Walsh model of Maine Central 467 is currently on display at the Bangor Public Library.  Mr. Walsh was born in Houlton, but lived in Bangor, and rode one of the final steam excursions in the early 1950's.  He was man who both knew and loved steam locomotives, and wanted to do something significant when the steam whistles were silenced.  The Walsh family has contributed a photograph of the builder.  Pictured here as well is Al Jenkins, who carefully restored the model to its glory today, depicting 467 as she appeared on her final run with the Massachusetts Railway Enthusiasts.  467 was scrapped immediately after the excursion in 1952.  The model can be viewed on the second floor, and is kept behind glass.

467's younger sister, Maine Central 470, is presently being restored at the New England Steam Corporation shops in Hancock, ME.