New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Hux » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:33 am

I can hear the horn here in Tonic on this foggy morning. Would that I had the time to chase a train.

Tonic...no, Gonic, yes. Stinkin' autocorrect...and posting in daylight when you can't really see the screen.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Rockingham Racer » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:48 am

Where's Tonic? Or are you being facetious about Gonic?
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby drvmusic » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:25 am

Seems like something "auto-correct" would do.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:01 pm

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:31 am

Is NHN now servicing a customer up the line north of the shops, or is that still a work in progress? I believe someone a while back said the track was rehab and washout repaired for a potential customer.

Edit: Google maps shows the rehabbed track north of the shop.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby bm1838 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:07 pm

The track north of the shop is active to about 1/4 mile south of Route 171. We use the track for car storage currently. Potential customers continue to arise to the north, time will tell what may developed up in that section of track, or if more track between route 171 and route 28 on the NHN property is reinstalled. The steel customer has significantly tripled its business this year, so Burleyville Siding in East Wakefield is kept open for additional steel car storage, and the 30 or so hoppers that are normally stored in the winter have been parked up north towards 171.

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:41 am

Is NHN trying to keep all the potential growth to the north within their own property, or could any of this potentially require some use of the state owned portion?
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby gokeefe » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:14 pm

b&m 1566 wrote:Is NHN trying to keep all the potential growth to the north within their own property, or could any of this potentially require some use of the state owned portion?


Wow, hadn't even given any thought to NHN extending their operating rights. Great question ...
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby bm1838 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:23 pm

IF and IF business arises on the state portion I am sure the NHN would be first in line, and the state is pleased with the current operations so I am sure they would want NHN first in line. However, cant fix tracks without revenue, and all "potential" business which forms and disappears on a daily basis, is just as that states "a potential". Many new things have came up and gone over the years, usually after customers do more investigation into what shipping rates would be prior to interchanging with NHN to get their products here, they are discouraged at costs. Also connecting carriers don't always hold up to their guarantees which spreads by word of mouth between new businesses interested in shipping.

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:51 pm

NHN 3823 dead in transit on DOBO tonight for Somerville. Headed west for overhaul, likely
NRE at Paducah, Ky. CSX will move It west out of Massachusetts.

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:06 pm

3823 sitting on the west end of the B&A Westbound today, to be picked up in the late evening at earliest.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:57 am

B721 did not pick it up last night. Needs to be inspected/approved for movement by CSX Mechanical Dpt.
I don't expect to move until Tuesday or Wednesday the earliest due to the holiday. B721 may or may not
run Sunday or Monday and even if they do, its needs to be inspected.

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:31 am

Last evening (1/3), DOBO was unable to set off the empty LPG cars
at Dover, that the NHN had brought down, as the two track "Dover
Yard" was "plugged". Instead, DOBO took he empties to Rockingham
and set them off there. Over the last 10 days or so, between a PAR
local job and lots if LPG, loaded and empty, the NHN has had to do
a number of "dance moves" putting their northbound train together,
and has not been leaving Dover until after 9:00 AM some days.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby gokeefe » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:09 pm

Good to hear they are so busy
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:18 pm

PAR must have done some Dover yard cleaning.
A mid-afternoon viewing (1/5) from the Oak St.
bridge showed Dover yard clear of cars.
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