Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad

Postby Narrowgauger » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:42 pm

Yup, exactly where its going. note that it is a sw1000 a first for this area.
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad

Postby thebigham » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:52 pm

Oh, no. Not an EMD!
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad

Postby MEC407 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:22 pm

I wonder if they're leasing it or buying it. EMD switchers still sell for big bucks due to very high demand.
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New Hobo Railroad Equipment?

Postby MinutemanMaroon » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:22 pm

I heard that the Plymouth and Lincoln is receiving a new locomotive, an EMD SW 1000. There are pictures posted on NERAIL of the unit in Palmer, MA all painted up for the Hobo. What is the reason for this change-up? Will this engine become the standard Hobo Railroad power, with the GP7 being the Winnipesaukee Railroad standard? And what will happen to the old Alcos and GP9 #1921? I also heard that one of the Budd Cars is leaving Lincoln. Where could that be going? Sorry about all the questions, i'ts a big change and I've been in Keene for college, away from all the action! :(
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Re: New Hobo Railroad Equipment?

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:57 am

It's a former CB&Q/BN/BNSF SW1000, moving to New England as LTEX 1012.
Currently painted, but not lettered for HOBO as yet. Was out of Selkirk last night
on Q426 for Worcester, then PAR.

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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:07 am

MEC407 wrote:I wonder if they're leasing it or buying it. EMD switchers still sell for big bucks due to very high demand.

I'm putting my money on a lease... Newer SW-type units rasily go for $350k in good condition. Older ones can go for around $100k assuming they're in decent mechanical shape, or more if they were rebuilt.
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby b&m 1566 » Fri May 22, 2015 8:37 am

Do they use the 1921 at all?
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby RRFAN » Mon May 25, 2015 1:52 pm

I went down to Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad to catch the train, but the problem was that their train broke down in Meredith, NH.
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby b&m 1566 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:08 pm

Looks like the railroad is getting involved with the Pumpkin Festival which will be in Laconia this year (previously held in Keene). There doesn't appear to be a a schedule yet for departures.
http://www.pumpkinfestival2015.org/
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby Dick H » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:16 pm

The details for the Pumpkin Express for the Laconia Pumpkin Festival, October 24th, have been posted.

http://www.hoborr.com/pumpkin.html
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby RRFAN » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:07 pm

What is this doing in the hobo yard?
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby RRFAN » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:42 pm

I just saw a new event, it is No Snow Express starting tomorrow.

http://www.hoborr.com/ticketshh.html
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby Dick H » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:00 pm

I was under the impression that the HOBO had retired all their Alcos.
A HOBO train today (7/21) had the #958 for power. Thanks to Bob
Sprague for the photo.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby b&m 1566 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:59 pm

That would leave them with just 3 engines between the Winn and Hobo if they did that.
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Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

Postby CSRR573 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:13 pm

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=0&key2=

So is Hobo turning all EMD now? An earlier photo states that two of Hobos alcos are State of NH owned and stored are lakeport
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