Is there something that we should be concerned about?

Yesterday it was reported that a train transporting a vast amount of tanks moved through the Bangor area this past Wednesday morning.  The long line of freight cars carrying what appeared to be older military tanks to the untrained eye or M109 self-propelled howitzers to those that have served cause quite a few double-takes during the morning commute.

Apparently the howitzers were being moved south for reasons unknown by the Maine Northern Railway and Eastern Maine Railway teams of J.D. Irving, Limited, after being stored at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone.

Even though we're living in peaceful times, yes, believe it or not we are in peaceful times, it can still create an uneasy feeling when seeing such an exorbitant amount of military hardware that is made for war moving through the area.  But rest easy.

Comments left on the J.D.Irving, Limited, Facebook post said that there were actually 80 of the vehicles aboard the freight train and that they were on a cross country trip to California before delivering the refurbished vehicles to the Malaysian Army.

So those driving to work yesterday morning along Route 2 in Hermon got a eyeful of something that you just don't see everyday in this neck of the woods.  It was very surprising to say the least.

It almost makes one wonder what else is stored across this vast state and deep within the Maine woods, doesn't it?

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