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by highrail
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1064
Views: 215157

Re: The Flying Yankee

Thanks for pointing that out... It does not have an exact start date, but it does say that service as the Flying Yankee ended in "early 1941." It then states that "During most of WW II B&M 6000 served as the Mountaineer...a late 1944 re reassignment...as the Cheshire." So not very long, about 3 year...
by highrail
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1064
Views: 215157

Re: The Flying Yankee

From the same book...

"arrival" February 9, 1935
"Beginning on April 4, 1935, The Flying Yankee started a grueling Portland-Boston; Boston-Bangor-Boston, and Boston-Portland schedule of 733 miles per day."

Steve
by highrail
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1064
Views: 215157

Re: The Flying Yankee

"How many years did it run as the "Mountaineer"?" I am looking at Carl Byron's book, "Boston and Maine Trackside" (Morning Sun Books, 1999, page 98) He notes: That the Flying Yankee served as the "Mountaineer" until 1944. "A late 1944 reassignment placed the aging streamliner in Boston-Bellows Falls...
by highrail
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread
Replies: 2558
Views: 340655

Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Shadyjay said nothing about being misled, or MBRRE being upset...
by highrail
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Mystery caboose and coach in Shannock, RI
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Mystery caboose and coach in Shannock, RI

small world...I took a look at the link and the diner in the photo. It notes that it was on Foster Street in Peabody, MA . If it is the one that I remember, it was called the Red Rambler diner and was quite busy during the 1960s at the height of the leather industry at that time. It was surrounded b...
by highrail
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)
Replies: 199
Views: 55110

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

Nice article in the September Yankee Magazine on Vermont Rail ops...following crews from Bellows Falls to Rutland and Burlington. Good pics, nicely done

Steve
by highrail
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Salem Action Alert
Replies: 1827
Views: 403541

Re: Salem Action Alert

An article in the Salem News today notes that work about to begin on Rt. 1 in Peabody includes the removal of the rail crossing near Lowell Street: "Crews will be installing construction signs, excavating and removing railroad tracks and installing new drainage structures on this stretch of Route 1,...
by highrail
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU
Replies: 254
Views: 65745

Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

I got a chance to visit the Rumford line from Leeds Junction north to Rumford for the first time yesterday. I got lucky :) I counted about 46 cars coming off the Rumford line. The speed restriction is painful to watch... The yard was pretty full at Rumford, with the switcher running, but no crew to ...
by highrail
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU
Replies: 254
Views: 65745

Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Nice article in the August issue of Railfan and Railroad on the "Rumford Branch Revival."

Steve
by highrail
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread
Replies: 2558
Views: 340655

Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Not really that hard to understand why 501 might not be a priority...new owner, just brought 7470 back from major overhaul, trying to manage an existing business and needs to be profitable, the major expense of the 501 is not affordable, etc. John, imagine if the money you said you gave to the Big B...
by highrail
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread
Replies: 2558
Views: 340655

Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

New lettering for the dome went on yesterday. Looks great.
by highrail
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion
Replies: 503
Views: 137740

Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

I was able to catch the NB yesterday at the old Union station. Impressive lease unit in the lead. One of the NHN units looked pretty sharp with a new paint job...or it seemed pretty newly painted.
Steve
by highrail
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread
Replies: 2558
Views: 340655

Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

The 7470 return was quite an effort by all! Great job! I was hoping to grab some photos on the grade west of Notchland with the 7470 fighting up the grade, but alas, the "helpers" were pretty much doing all the work. The 7470 wasn't even breathing hard. I doubt that 7470 could have handled the load ...
by highrail
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread
Replies: 2558
Views: 340655

Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Dick, great info, thanks! But, uh, aren't you a bit young to be on the AARP mailing list? :wink:
by highrail
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion
Replies: 503
Views: 137740

Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

northbound runs from Dover to Ossipee?

Last Thursday I caught a northbound around mid morning north of Rochester. Do they usually do an am run north? If they originate at Dover, any estimate of time that the crew comes on? Thanks

Steve

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