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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:58 am

newpylong wrote:The D&H Alcos would have been the only possible GTI 6 packs pre 1987 correct?


I'm not 100% certain but I think the C628s and C630s were gone (or at least inoperable) by the time Guilford purchased D&H. I can't think of any that ever ran during Guilford. All of the pictures I've seen of them are from the late '70s or earlier. (They did of course run the D&H 4-axle Alcos.) I was thinking more along the lines of the D&H U33Cs which definitely ran during the Guilford era, the ex-Detroit Edison units (five SD40s and one U30C) and the ex-Illinois Terminal SD39s. The SD39s, SD40s and U30C came in '84.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby newpylong » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:00 pm

My apologies. I meant the U33s not the Alcos.

FYI the SD39s came over a little later than the Detroit Edison units - August of '85. All of those pre-strike MEC lettered 6 packs totally escaped me thanks for the reminder.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:11 pm

When NHN took over the sand operations, wasn't the Conway Branch in deplorable condition to the point 6 axle units were not allowed?
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:10 pm

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby 690 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:58 am

MEC407 wrote:
newpylong wrote:The D&H Alcos would have been the only possible GTI 6 packs pre 1987 correct?


I'm not 100% certain but I think the C628s and C630s were gone (or at least inoperable) by the time Guilford purchased D&H. I can't think of any that ever ran during Guilford. All of the pictures I've seen of them are from the late '70s or earlier. (They did of course run the D&H 4-axle Alcos.) I was thinking more along the lines of the D&H U33Cs which definitely ran during the Guilford era, the ex-Detroit Edison units (five SD40s and one U30C) and the ex-Illinois Terminal SD39s. The SD39s, SD40s and U30C came in '84.


Most of the original D&H six axles (C628s, U30Cs, SD45s, and PA4s) were sold to Mexico in 1978, although the D&H didn't get much for them. The U33Cs were the only ones that were kept, and lasted into Guilford.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:48 am

Big NHN Northbound 2/14.
Leaving Dover with 22 loaded LPG, 2 loaded steel and 16 empty hoppers.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Hux » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:50 pm

From a Feb. 2 post in Pan-Am Portsmouth Branch thread

Dick H wrote:While on the subject of NH propane supplies, the NH Northcoast RR had
29 loads of LPG going north this AM. Over the last three weeks or so,
they have had a number of trains with between 15 and 23 cars of LPG.

In addition to the 29 LPG this AM, the northbound also had two loads of
steel and 22 empty gravel cars, making it one of the longest northbound
trains in recent memory.


Feb 3 post
gokeefe wrote:Long train, short railroad, mixed cargo ... Definitely sounds viable for a long time to come ...


Any idea where the steel is going?
Dick H wrote:Harris Corporation in Fryeburg Maine is the business that gets the steel.
The steel is unloaded in the area of the NHN engine house in Ossipee and
trucked to Fryeburg. The rail shipments are somewhat seasonal, with
many more cars arriving in Ossipee during the construction season,
with a downturn during the winter. More on the Harris Corp. here.
http://ahharris.com/our-products/fabric ... and-steel/
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