Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by backroadrails » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:08 pm

Per another report there has been one fatality, a 88 year old man was plowing a road per the news article when the tractor was struck by the train. Definitely not a good week for Vermont Rail System, and my prayers are with the family.
https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/ ... 1740938459

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Post by NHV 669 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:59 pm

Accident is near Fairlee Motel, train was stopped between there and Gray's Field as of 20:00. Unit is definitely 307. Plenty of State Police personnel on site, as well as at least one VRS rig.

Site is about here: 43°55'22.1"N 72°07'24.0"W

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by backroadrails » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Per the report the man was on a John Deere 1023E tractor, which is what is classified as a subcompact tractor which is about as tall as the pilot on a locomotive.

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Post by NHV 669 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:16 am

307 didn't move Friday for some reason. I passed NPWJ on I-91 as they were picking up empties. They arrived in WRJ at 16:15 with 204 and 27 cars. After leaving Lebanon yesterday, drove over the South Yard on I-89. Looks to be close to 20 cars ready to go north.
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Post by NHV 669 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:31 pm

After being off the grid for a few days, it's been nice to see that the last three days have been one-way, two unit trains of 15 cars or more.

Monday's photo of WJNP taken by Chuck Killian at Inwood:
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NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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Post by NHV 669 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:29 am

431 is in ED, having arrived a few hours ago on BFED. Sounds like a trip to the doctor for cosmetic repairs from the accident two weeks back.
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Post by NHV 669 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:52 pm

431 headed back home, on the consist for EDBF tonight.
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by NHV 669 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:08 pm

https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/b ... story.html

VRS stands to lose about 100 cars/month of Omya traffic as a result of this closure.
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NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Post by b&m 1566 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:47 am

What type of paper did that mill make? With brown paper shopping bags making a comeback and the overall movement to do away with plastic in a lot of different products, I would imagine paper production will start to see and uptick.

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Post by newpylong » Mon May 20, 2019 3:57 pm

Yes but a mill making paper bags wouldn't need calcium carbonate.

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Post by NHV 669 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:54 pm

WJNP with 11 cars through Passumpsic at 1445
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NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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