Pioneer Valley Railroad

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Re: Pioneer Valley RR

Postby CVRA7 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:27 pm

The locomotives are generally kept inside the shop when not in use.
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Re: Pioneer Valley RR

Postby atsf sp » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:57 pm

Is there any way to view the engine house from public grounds? Where are the best viewing spots of the yard?
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Re: Pioneer Valley RR

Postby Cadet57 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:14 pm

atsf sp wrote:Is there any way to view the engine house from public grounds? Where are the best viewing spots of the yard?


THe yard is surrounded by other businesses. The only one that you probably will not get hassled from is the parking lot of Westwood Restaurant and Pub, but again nothing going on on the weekends
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Re: Pioneer Valley RR

Postby 9axle » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:48 pm

There is also a bridge over the south end of the yard, look north you can see the entire yard, south is the CSX mainline and the old bridge across the river, soon to be a bike path I hope. The bridge is now closed to traffic, so it could be a good place to watch even on weekdays.
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Re: Pioneer Valley RR

Postby Cadet57 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:30 pm

Are you talking about the bridge they just closed for the one about 100 yards away? Ie the bridge for routes 10/202? Thats an active construction site.
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Re: Pioneer Valley RR

Postby Jedijk88 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:35 pm

Prospect Hill bridge, which goes over the south end of the yard.
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Pioneer Valley Railroad pictures

Postby lexon » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:06 am

I live a few miles from Westfield MA where this railroad has a yard and connects with the CSX.
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad pictures

Postby RonM » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:38 am

Cool shots... Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad pictures

Postby lexon » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:19 pm

I removed the pictures as they are too large. How can I do this with Photo Bucket?
I can post a direct link but the IMG link is too large for this foum. Any ideas?
I questioned the admin but no answer. Thanks.

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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad pictures

Postby Hux » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:33 pm

In Photobucket you can resize pictures. Click on the Edit feature that is in the upper right corner of each picture displayed on your Home page. There used to be a feature that would let you preselect the pixel size of the picture before you uploaded...though I can't find it at present.
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby MEC407 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:23 pm

From masslive.com:

masslive.com wrote:HOLYOKE – Pioneer Valley Railroad gave a tour by caboose here Friday of the industries it delivers to and improvements made on tracks.

“It’s kind of an old-time asset that’s coming back into use. That’s wonderful,” said Doris M. Ransford, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.


Read more at: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/ ... s_how.html
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby Cadet57 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:35 pm

I saw that last night on ML. I live about 2 miles from their Holyoke trackage. I heard their horns in the area of the new interchange yard. Naturally I was without my camera and the ability to go get it.... :(
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby Jedijk88 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:40 am

This Saturday, Sept. 24th the Pioneer Valley is supposed to run an excursion train between Westfield and Holyoke.
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby Cadet57 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:53 pm

Jedijk88 wrote:This Saturday, Sept. 24th the Pioneer Valley is supposed to run an excursion train between Westfield and Holyoke.


Noted, thank you sir. Any potential timetable? Where to in Holyoke?
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby superwarp1 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:36 pm

I doubt very much it's for the public. Must be for local businessmen and politicians
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