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Delivering Pine for the Pine Tree State

Maine is known as the Pine Tree State, but it ranks as one of the top three potato producing states in the U.S. for decades, potatoes grown in northern Maine were the state’s railroads bread-and-butter. Today, though, it is wood pulp, lumber and paper products that drive the state’s economy and its railroads. Home to many of the largest paper producing mills in the country, Maine relies on its railroads to carry its products to markets across the United States and beyond. Railroads haven’t forgotten about their humble beginnings though, and continue to move cooking oil for a local french fry factory.