Pioneer Valley Railroad

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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby lexon » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:13 pm

I remember a number of years ago waking up and not hearing the typical clack at the diamond. I lived about a half mile away. Biked down next morning and no diamond.
Today, riding the rail trail on the old line.
I drive through Holyoke regularly and see an occasional set of different rolling stock.
Before I retired from Hazen Paper as a mechanic, I would take a lunch break at a siding behind the mill. The turnout did not have a lock on it but not used anymore.
Apparently the siding through the front is still capable of connecting to the mainline nearby. A couple times I saw the pickup truck on the rails when I arrived for second shift.

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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby Jedijk88 » Mon May 29, 2017 11:35 am

The last standing semaphore was removed recently due to a new track configuration on the northside of the yard in Westfield.
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby bwparker1 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:12 am

Jedijk88 wrote:The last standing semaphore was removed recently due to a new track configuration on the northside of the yard in Westfield.


Any photos? Was this a Boston and Maine semaphore or New Haven?
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby Jedijk88 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:50 am

This was a New Haven semaphore.
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby J.D. Lang » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:23 pm

Here is a picture of it taken by Charles England and posted on nerail.org awhile back.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=4&key2=

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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby Ridgefielder » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:26 am

Jedijk88 wrote:This was a New Haven semaphore.

That may well have been THE last standing New Haven semaphore outside of a museum.
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Re: Pioneer Valley Railroad

Postby Jedijk88 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:27 pm

PVRR is running excursions out of Holyoke Heritage Park Saturday Oct 14th

More info here:
http://irishecho.com/2017/10/all-aboard-in-holyoke/
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