Whither the "Burnt Hill"?

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Whither the "Burnt Hill"?

Postby jwhite07 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:58 am

Whatever became of BAR boat-tail observation car 107, the former "Burnt Hill"? Far as I can tell, she was still at Derby as late as 2007. I know other cars from the BAR business car fleet went to the Hobo, but I do not believe Burnt Hill was included.

Anyone have an idea of her whereabouts?
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Re: Whither the "Burnt Hill"?

Postby necr3849 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:34 pm

There are still a few BAR cars sitting just inside the fence at Derby. For some reason, I want to say that is one of them. I could be wrong, though.
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Re: Whither the "Burnt Hill"?

Postby jwhite07 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:31 am

Thanks for the information. I tend to agree that it's probably still there. Railroads are pretty good at "if it ain't in the way, don't move it"! ;-)
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Re: Whither the "Burnt Hill"?

Postby shadyjay » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:08 pm

While looking in my Morning Sun Books "Bangor & Aroostook in Color", I've always wondered what happened to the "Burnt Hill". I'm assuming the "Schoodic" is just another name for the "Suitsme", as both share the same number (BAR #100). That car survives on the Hobo RR in Lincoln NH, along with BAR #103 - Determination. See: http://www.pullmanrailtours.com/
Also shots in the book show the crew car "Five Islands" - wonder if that is still on the BAR/MMA property as well?
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