Maine Rail Service Continuation in Piscataquis, Penobscot and Waldo Counties, Question 6 (1992)

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The Maine Rail Service Continuation in Piscataquis, Penobscot and Waldo Counties Bond Issue, also known as Question 6, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $3 million in bonds for the acquisition of certain rail lines to ensure the continuation of rail services in Piscataquis, Penobscot and Waldo counties. The rail lines in question were the entire line of the Belfast Moosehead Lake Railroad from Belfast to Burnham Junction and the abandoned railroad line owned by the Maine Central Railroad Company that ran from Newport to Dover-Foxcroft. The estimated interest on the bonds at 4.75 percent over 5 years was $427,500.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Question 6 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No387,19961.31%
Yes 244,332 38.69%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue for the acquisition of certain rail lines to ensure the continuation of rail services in rural Piscataquis, Penobscot and Waldo counties? [4]

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