Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby IRON AGE » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:43 pm

BAR INSULATED BOXCAR TO BE MOVED TO NEW HOME:

Hello Everyone,

We just bought a BAR boxcar in Searsport, Me. and are moving it about 1-2 miles to our place in Stockton Springs to give us secure storage. 10' x 60', burnt orange with BAR markings still intact, insulated and the number on it is 11040. It's on route 1 around 325 East Main Street Searsport and will possibly be moved on Friday Oct. 14 if anyone is interested in seeing the move. I will have date confirmation tomorrow or Thursday and will let you know. This one will not be cut up.

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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby mr. mick » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:35 pm

Conway Scenic has a BAR State of Maine #2573 which at one time recently,still had the heater, (and it may still have it.)I understand that it is in the process of being repainted. It has been used in the past for at least one of their :Steam in the Snow" promotional trains.

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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby Dick H » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:21 pm

Here is that BAR State of Maine Car at North Conway.
Photo was taken in the early 90s's by John Simakauskas.

http://www.vistadome.com/trains/newengland/bar2573.jpg

15 plus years of "weathering" at North Conway left it looking
pretty rough. The car was repainted this year and "unveiled"
at the CSRR Railfan's Weekend last month. Almost unbelievably,
I cannot find a photo of it on the web with its 2011 paint job.

Here's a photo taken by Michael Burke in 2010 before the repaint..

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2176476
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby ericofmaine » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:32 am

mr. mick wrote:Conway Scenic has a BAR State of Maine #2573 which at one time recently,still had the heater, (and it may still have it.)I understand that it is in the process of being repainted. It has been used in the past for at least one of their :Steam in the Snow" promotional trains.

Mr Mick
York ME

Slight correction, the 470 Club owns that car, not Conway Scenic.

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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby bml54 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:02 pm

hey my uncle owns the one in palmara.
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby litz » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:22 pm

114 has new wheels, has been converted into an open-air coach, and is back in the consist.

So not exactly a baggage car anymore, but it's a lot better than leaving the property in pieces in a dumpster ...
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby bml54 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:37 am

its too bad the bar isn't going to be preserved well see they don't have there last steam loco, don't have a adequate railroad society, and now cmq is in charge it looks like all hope is lost for the remaining equipment in cmq control.
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby NHV 669 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:02 pm

considering CMQ's goal is to make a profit out of what little they have to work with, I'm not surprised that throwing money at non-revenue-generating-equipment isn't a priority of theirs
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby bml54 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:00 pm

I wish they would sell it off to tourist lines or museums where they belong and science scrap value is very low now they could make more by selling it off.
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby NHV 669 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:52 pm

supply and demand.....

while finding a suitable buyer would be nice, I don't think anyone currently around has needs for cars that they'd need to
1. pay a handsome fee for
2. drag to their own camp
3. find space/time/money to dump into a car that likely needs a good bit of work.

I'd imagine with the exception of the CSRX, (who can find better equipment elsewhere) nobody is exceeding passenger capacity/raking in mass profits to perform the above three actions.
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby bml54 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:40 pm

right but for instance a few of the 50ft or 60ft boxcars they have are in suitable condition still.
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby BandA » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:35 pm

If they can donate some stuff & the tax write-off is about or above the scrap value...and donate and write-off the value of storage fees for up to 10 years until they are moved, that might work for some museum / tourist operator.
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby bml54 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:03 am

right and than they wouldn't have to pay taxes on it and than they would get money from it so its a win win all the way around.
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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby Rabid Transit » Sun May 17, 2015 9:58 pm

Does this BAR reefer in New Hampshire still stand? I photographed it a good decade ago somewhere along the road to Concord, NH.



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Re: Bangor & Aroostook equipment still around

Postby jwhite07 » Mon May 18, 2015 6:32 am

A quick Google shows The Storage Station at 220 Loudon Road in Concord NH seems to still host the boxcar, although the Street View image dates from 2011.
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