Thursday, April 25, 2013

Songo Locks

I've always wanted to model a set of locks on my model railroad. Here's a postcard view on the Songo locks in Maine. The locks allowed boaters to traverse from one lake to another even though one was at a higher elevation than the other.

In the early days the locks were operated by water power alone. Nowadays they use electric motors to assist the water turbines. 

This would be an interesting model.

1 comment:

  1. A lot of early railroads were built alongside, or on top of canals. Ever since reading about the D&H gravity railroads in Honesdale, I've wanted to do a similar railroad/canal scene (with a lock.)