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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby thebigham » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:54 am

Two more pics:

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=244327
http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=244325

VTE 307 and GMRC 804 are the current power
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby NHV 669 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 pm

Today's NPWJ, led by 303 through Inwood (Barnet), VT at 14:03:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsJsHVk9eDU
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby BAR » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:01 pm

There will be a speeder excursion on the VRS on Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8. Depart White River Junction around 8:00 AM on Saturday for Newport. Depart Newport around 8:00 AM Sunday morning for WRJ. Around fifty speeders and half a dozen hi-rails.
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby Dick H » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:47 am

From the VRS Yahoo Group Speeders on the WACR Pompie Route this weekend.

There will be a speeder excursion on the VRS on July 7 and 8. Depart White River Junction around 8:00 AM Saturday for Newport and depart Newport the next morning around 8:00 AM for return trip. Fifty speeders and half a dozen hi-rails expected.
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby Dick H » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:30 am

Speeders yesterday at Newport VT. They will head south to WRJ today
Thanks to Richard Dueso for the photo.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby MACTRAXX » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:37 am

DH: Good picture of the Newport, VT Speeder "Traffic Jam" :wink:

When you have a group of speeders following one another in this manner how close are
they supposed to be spaced out between each so that are no rear end collisions?

Do they move around 10 mph which seems to be a decent speed on a trip of this type?

Speeders make for a very interesting way to travel on rail routes with clearance from the owner.
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby Dick H » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:38 pm

It was interesting that CMQ allowed the speeders to access their Newport yard.
Several years ago, the MBRRE ran a WRJ/Newport excursion using the GMRC #405
and GMRC coaches. The train was not allowed into the Newport yard and reversed
direction and tied up at Orleans. The speeders got some rare mileage.
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

Postby BAR » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:24 pm

Re speeder trip:

I don't own a speeder but have been on twenty-five trips and was on this one with a friend/owner. They try to do 25 MPH or so on trips but sometimes are limited by a speeder that can't maintain that speed. Some excursions request that if your car can't maintain 25 MPH you not to sign up for the trip. Most of the speeders are "rolling antiques" and there are occasional breakdowns. If a speeder breaks down they are allowed five minutes to make repairs and if not successful the car will be attached to the one in front of it by a tow bar and towed.

Safety is a top priority and speeders travel with a safe distance between cars, around two hundred feet. This excursion had 50 speeders and six hi-rails so when on the move we were often stretched out two miles or more.

NEREX the sponsor of he trip has a good relationship with the CM&Q and they were willing to let us use the tracks into the center of Newport where we tied up for the night. Last year we used their rails from Northern Maine Junction to Jackman and return and there have been a good number of trips on their rails in prior years on both CM&Q and MM&A.

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