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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby BandA » Tue May 08, 2018 1:31 pm

There is no way to do a ¨second rebuild¨ and ¨recertify¨ a freight car? 50 years is a long long time, but if they have been continuously maintained to a high standard...
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Mon May 28, 2018 7:39 pm

The NHN had six GP9s at one time, 1755 through 1760. The 1756 was sold to PAR, who reportedly
had plans to make it into a slug. However, they stripped it for parts and scrapped the rest. The
1757 was sold to the 470 club and moved to the Conway Scenic and is currently being parted out
to provide parts to get the former B&M 4268 up and running.

The other four, 1755, 1758, 1759 and the 1760 were sold to the Adrian and Blissfield RR in Michigan,
A bit of searching on the net shows they repainted the 1758 and 1760 into their gray with yellow
stripes paint scheme. They are both in service, along with the 1759, still in NHN colors. As far as
I can determine the 1755 is stored. The ADBN has two other GP9s, 1751 and 1752, both in service.
EMD built 3436 GP9 locos in the US between 1/54 and 12/59 Good to see some 9s still soldier on.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:47 pm

NHN/BODO got stuck behind a PAR broken down freight this AM (8/21) and had to tie down at Atkinson NH.
Interesting that all four units were on the train that went to Boston on Monday night. Thanks to Hayden'
Logan for the fine photo.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=1&key2=

Second photo by Hayden Logan here.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=1&key2=
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby gokeefe » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:17 pm

BandA wrote:There is no way to do a ¨second rebuild¨ and ¨recertify¨ a freight car? 50 years is a long long time, but if they have been continuously maintained to a high standard...


There is but you only get 10 additional years and the certification process is very cumbersome.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:04 am

Dick H wrote:Interesting that all four units were on the train that went to Boston on Monday night


FURX 5509 was in BET for wheel truing over the weekend. They probably went down with three, and picked that one up for the return.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Dick H » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:06 pm

The DOBO train to Boston did not run Thursday evening due to the PAR/MBTA
line in Lawrence and Andover being shut down due to a gas line malfunction,
that caused as many as 70 building fires in the area. A PAR crew did take the
NHN power to Rockingham to rescue DO-1 and bring it to Dover.

The line was still closed this AM, so the NHN took their power back to Ossipee
and left the loaded train at Dover. Radio chatter indicated that the NHN power
will return to Dover for a Sunday evening run to Boston.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby Jonathan603 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:49 am

Interesting. Would love to have seen the NHN at Rockingham.
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