New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby NHV 669 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:38 pm

While dropping off some things to my new home in Whitefield, I made the trip over to Hazens to check things out. One spotted hopper on the Mountain, and two clear tracks on the other side of the road. There may be some tanks at the bottom on the Route 3 side, but I neither drove that way nor could see any of them through the thick foliage along 116. Appears that they've provided a tank free viewing of the trees for the CSRX riders on 9/3.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby NHV 669 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:43 pm

Missed an important move yesterday:

CSRX 1751 went down and grabbed the rusty cars stashed down west of the Route 116 crossing. Im guessing this is the first move over that crossing in roughly 20 years.

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:40 pm

^ AMAZING!!!
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:48 am

Is there any other "ancient" rolling stock from the NHVT era
still in the Whitefield area? TIA
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:18 pm

^I think so:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=121207

The boxcar in this pic looks to be the boxcar in the train above.

I think there are a few LVRC m.o.w. hoppers stored there:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=199914
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=199915
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby Ridgefielder » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:25 am

thebigham wrote:^I think so:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=121207

The boxcar in this pic looks to be the boxcar in the train above.

I think there are a few LVRC m.o.w. hoppers stored there:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=199914
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=199915

A New Haven hopper? Wow.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby bigfreight » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:58 pm

NHCR7324 Came south thru Lancaster at 130PM today with 2 covered hoppers headed towards Hazen.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby highrail » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:38 pm

For the first time I have seen nhcr at Hazens ! I cannot tell you how many times I have by there and never spotted anything. At any rate 7324 is laying over at Hazens tonight with 2 hoppers. The engine is shut down so no clue what the plan would be for heading back north. Hope to take a ride by in the am
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:21 pm

The NHCR 7324 and the two covered hoppers were still parked north of Hazens
on Sunday 9/3, when the CSRX Red Ball Special arrived at Hazens enroute to
Whitefield.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby highrail » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:04 am

It must have been moved before the Conway Scenic excursion. It had been positioned on the Mountain Division, tied down between the 2 derail units...positioned nicely at the milepost. They were offloading one of the hoppers on Friday. I will try and post a pic

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby Mikejf » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:19 am

Still there Monday. Someone was photographing it when I came by
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby bigfreight » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:15 pm

NHCR came south on the 13th at 0900AM thru Lancaster with GATX329 and 1 covered hopper and returned north at 230PM with 1 empty covered hopper headed to Groveton. Yesterday they salting and clearing the crossings at Page Hill.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby bigfreight » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:41 am

NHCR 7324 came south thru Lancaster at 0730AM with one covered hopper and returned north with one covered hopper at 1115AM headed back to Groveton. Over the weekend up in Groveton there was a line of tank and box cars on the siding. Not sure if they are going into storage.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby Fritz » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:17 pm

Hello,
On my way to a meeting in Lancaster around 0930 this morning, I found the NHCR working on their North Stratford Line. First, the GP9 7324 (looking sharp as always) plowed all of the tracks in the yard at Shops and north to a string of stored tank cars north of the yard. They then proceeded south to North Stratford, where they picked up a propane car to be spotted at Ryme's (two others were already there). Later, after my meeting around 1330, I noted that something had run north from Lancaster on the Groveton line as far north as the bridge over the Upper Ammo just outside Groveton. Not sure what was running there, but they did not clear all the way to the SLR.
Have a great night,
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P.S. SLR has been leaving whole trains on the sidings at Island Pond and Groveton intermittently over the past few weeks as they detour over CMQ and CPRS to Montreal while their bridge in Bromptonville is repaired.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Postby NHV 669 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:52 am

Yes, it was a real gift to see them running through NH in daylight last Saturday.
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