Old Colony & Newport Railway

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Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby K9MEL » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:19 pm

Anyone in this forum active with the Old Colony ? I was a brakeman for them in the 1980's.

Thanks, Matt (K9MEL)
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Re: Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby geb39-8 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:41 pm

Yes, I am an active brakeman / asst. conductor / conductor / engineer / MOW coordinator & worker / newsletter editor (isn't everbody?)

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Re: Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:36 am

So what's new down in Rhode Island?
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Re: Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby K9MEL » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:38 am

Hey Otto!

I am trying to figure that out myself! I have been in contact with some of the OF's down there! will let you know! I think they all have their heads in a bowl of chowdah :)
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Re: Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby GE45tonner » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:34 pm

I recently started volunteering down there! Whatta great little line. Defiantly a must see for railfans. Not just the scenery, but it is so unique. A diesel hauls too wooden coaches, which are some of the oldest in the country!
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Re: Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby Ken W2KB » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:08 pm

GE45tonner wrote:I recently started volunteering down there! Whatta great little line. Defiantly a must see for railfans. Not just the scenery, but it is so unique. A diesel hauls too wooden coaches, which are some of the oldest in the country!


Is the entire line all the way to the Sakonnet River operable? Are there ever any trains that operate that far? Been several years since I've visited the area. Thanks!
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Re: Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby GE45tonner » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:09 pm

This year they experimented with 3 runs up to the North End from Greene Lane, Middleton (not to far north from Piers Yard near the aircraft carrier). From what I heard the last two were close to sell-outs! Now I believe they will be running trains to the North End 'bout once a month starting next year. :)
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Re: Old Colony & Newport Railway

Postby GE45tonner » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:35 pm

There's gonna be a rare mileage excursion for the first time since last year up to the North End of the track, just short of the Sakonnet River. The train will be departing Greene Lane @1:00 Nov 9 for anyone interested. Should be a cool trip for any southern New England Railfans.

Tickets can be bought from www.ocnrr.com.
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