Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby Noel Weaver » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:33 pm

Have you ever heard of "Naugy Trout"? I know what it was but I am not going to post it here, somebody else can if you know.
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby CannaScrews » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:03 pm

Noel Weaver wrote:Have you ever heard of "Naugy Trout"? I know what it was but I am not going to post it here, somebody else can if you know.
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We have a very good fisherman who catches trout in the Naugatuck River.

But the fish you are referring to is related to the salt-water version, the Coney Island Whitefish.
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:27 pm

rhallock wrote:
H.F.Malone wrote:GE 45-ton loco #42 has a new owner and a new home, west of the Hudson River. It was recently sold and now lives in Kingston, NY at the Catskill Mountain Railroad. Too small for 96% of NAUG's operating needs, so it was time for it to go on to a new life someplace else.
This quote is from late 2014 and the engine is indeed now on the Catskill Mountain RR and has been very valuable on the Kingston trains. Can anyone tell me the history of the # 42? Also worthy of note is a similar GE 45 tonner is also now on the CMRR line at Phoenicia. It is a former Fore River RR engine.


http://naugy.blogspot.com/2007/10/rmne-42.html

45-ton GE industrial Diesel switcher, built 1942 (#15807) for an unknown original owner (apparently the Rohm & Haas Chemical Co., as #RH-1). Purchased used circa 1969 by Stanley Works to replace a fireless steam switcher; the Diesel carried Stanley number 873. Donated 1993 by Cold Metal Products, which acquired a portion of the Stanley facility, including the locomotive. Powered by two 150 hp six-cylinder Cummins Diesel engines, with one traction motor on each truck. Side rods transmit power to the non-motored axle on each truck. The 45-ton units were built to lighter industrial specifications, while the similar GE 44-tonner was designed for heavier commercial railroad service. In 1993, it was repainted orange by RMNE and numbered 42, for the year of construction.


Here's CMRR 42 leading one of the first (and last trains) to Ashokan Reservoir in April 2016:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ottomatic ... datetaken/

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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby rhallock » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:33 pm

Thank you both very much for the info on the #42. We hope she will work on the CMRR again soon. In talking with the gentleman who purchased it and the Fore River one for us, it seems that the Cummins diesel engines powering the 45 tonners are easier to get parts for than those powering the better known 44 tonners, hence his purchases.
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby CannaScrews » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:11 am

During the open house yesterday - The Banana Boat TBRX 8537 was doing the southbound run honors. Very comfortable loco - the sun shades make it so you don't have to apply sunscreen on your elbows.

A photo from when it came on the property in case you don't know what it looks like. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4446670
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby CVRA7 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:43 am

Thank you Noel for sharing your memories of the last of the good ol' days in Waterbury. The interlocking in Waterville that you mentioned was probably Signal Station C-265 which was located just south of the current Commons Rd crossing near the location of the now-gone Chase Brass office building. The interlocking controlled access by the Connecticut Company trolley freight to the Chase Brass mill over the Naugy. The Conn. Co had a couple of steeple cab small freight motors that hauled freight cars between a couple of Chase plants in the Waterville-Waterbury area up until c. 1936. Signal bases and pipeline pedestal blocks related to the interlocking are still visible in a few locations.
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby Noel Weaver » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:49 pm

I think Connecticut Company was able to haul freight cars from Waterville to the Chase plant on North Main Street in Waterbury nt too far from North Square. I'll have to dig out some old stuff to verify this one. This is probably why they had an electric freight motor or two in Waterbury during their trolley days.
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby H.F.Malone » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:50 pm

Another item hauled by those freight motors was flour for a large commercial bakery in the area "up the hill" from Waterville.
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby Noel Weaver » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:25 pm

Naugatuck Railroad undergoing a $1.65 million upgrade. Money will be used to upgrade to 131 pound rail between Frost Bridge Road and Chase Bridge. Also included is 10,000 ties along the 19.6 mile route. Here is a link to a partial article and I was able to read the whole article on my smart phone. It looks like good things might happen here, I sure hope so. Here is the link.

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2016/07/ ... 966570.txt

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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby daylight4449 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:02 am

CannaScrews wrote:During the open house yesterday - The Banana Boat TBRX 8537 was doing the southbound run honors. Very comfortable loco - the sun shades make it so you don't have to apply sunscreen on your elbows.

A photo from when it came on the property in case you don't know what it looks like. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4446670

Alright, considering I haven't paid any attention... What's a B39 doing down there anyway?
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby whatelyrailfan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:50 am

The TBRX was brought south with EDPL on April 21st, where it's been since I couldn't say, but from what I understand it's to be used for the C&D plant primarily.
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:52 am

Frostbridge is open for business.... Here is the text from the announcement:

Cherry Hill Construction is proud to announce the opening of it's new transfer station in Watertown, CT

The Frost Bridge Transfer Station is Now Open

One Of Connecticut's Largest C&D Transfer Stations
Serviced by Railroad

Monday to Friday
6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays
7:00 am to 12:00 pm

CALL FOR SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATES ! ! !

(203) 488-7929 or
(203) 836-6398 (temporary)

* LEED Reporting is available for all of your project management requirements

DIRECTIONS:

Route 8 North Bound:
Exit 37
Straight onto Frost Bridge Road
At stop sign take right
Cross railroad tracks
1st driveway on left

Route 8 Southbound:
Exit 37
Take left
Cross railroad tracks
1st driveway on left
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby CannaScrews » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:39 am

Nobody tells us anything!
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:28 pm

Who is us?
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Re: Official Naugatuck Railroad thread (NAUG/RMNE)

Postby CannaScrews » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:11 pm

bwparker1 wrote:
CannaScrews wrote:Nobody tells us anything!


Who is us?


You know:

Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men.
Me, and you.
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