New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:08 pm

NHN gets carloads of steel, which are transloaded to truck at the NHN
Ossipee HQ by the steel fabricator/distributor below in Fryeburg Maine.

http://ahharris.com/fabricated-rebar/

It is about a 40 mile trip, depending on the route taken.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 am

With Pan Am's, "Adverse Discontinuance" filling with the STB last week, over the state-owned portion of the Hillsborough Branch, it got me wondering about the Conway Branch. When Guilford sold the line to NHN, did they leave a clause in it that would allowed them to take back control of operations?
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby bm1838 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:59 pm

BM1566:

The line was completely sold to the New Hampshire Northcoast therefore Pan am can't revoke operations on it. The section Milford and Bennington operates on from Wilton to the pit in Milford is owned by Pan am railways, and also a strange arrangement where Milford and Bennington got operating rights to Milford (Probably pan am wasn't interested).

The Conway Branch from Ossipee to Conway that was sold to the state indeed did have a clause that any developed "Bridge Traffic" would be paid to ST/B&M. If you developed local traffic you could avoid this, however the clause implies if the Conway branch or mountain division was used to by-pass pan am then ST would indeed have the right to be service provider.

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:43 am

Pan Am only owns to Wilton Station the state owns the rest (Howard St in Wilton to Bennington). I was just curious if the language in the sale agreement with NHN was similar to that of the state purchase agreements.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby bm1838 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:48 pm

No. I believe the state portion of the Conway branch may be similar. NHN owns all rights to traffic CPF241-MP111 at the Route 28 Bridge in Ossipee.

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby bm1838 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:50 pm

I can read more into it. I have a copy of original sale from Rochester-Ossipee and CPF241- Rochester between ST and NHN
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:19 pm

NHN GP38-2 #3823 returning from overhaul and repaint
will be set off at Dover at approximately 5PM today (4/30).
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Mon May 01, 2017 5:23 pm

NHN 3823 went north to Ossipee this AM.
Report on GRS Yahoo group that it will
lead on DOBO tonight (5/1).
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Tue May 02, 2017 2:25 pm

Did Pan Am turn the engine in Somerville?
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Tue May 02, 2017 5:46 pm

The 3823 never made the run to Dover and Boston yesterday. A report on the
GRS Yahoo group stated that it had "electrical issues". No word that I have
seen, if the 3823 will make the Dover/Boston run tonight (5/2)
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Narrowgauger » Wed May 17, 2017 9:36 pm

I was just told there is a washout in Somersworth NH . the NHN is shutdown until they can fix it. Anyone know how bad it is?
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby bm1838 » Thu May 18, 2017 2:09 pm

It will be fixed tomorrow. The city let the fire hydrants run for a long period of time on the hill above the tracks the night before, it flooded the tracks and washed out 30Feet for roadbed into the salmon falls river.


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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Mikejf » Fri May 19, 2017 8:11 am

Oooops.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Hux » Fri May 19, 2017 4:50 pm

Oh, would love to see the look on the face of whatever town administrator gets the bill.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

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