Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHV 669 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:54 am

Steam in the Snow returns, Jan 4, 2020.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:12 pm

I see no trains are scheduled for today, does anyone know why?

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Post by NHV 669 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 am

They ran a Notch extra for Employee Appreciation Day.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:00 pm

Has 7470, been use for the Santa trains or just the Journey to the North Pole?

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Post by trainern8 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:19 pm

7470 has only been on the Journey to the North Pole, but it is pulling all Journey to the North Pole trips this year which is a nice touch.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Dick H » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:59 pm

Weather Forecast for Steam in the Snow, this Saturday 1/4.

Mostly cloudy with periods of snow during the afternoon. High near 40F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHV 669 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:44 pm

It was more like train in the rain. I laugh now, as the snow is coming down at a good clip here in Bethlehem as I type. They passed Fourth Iron just past 1300; but came to a stop on the bridge, because several folks to my right felt the "need" to set up a few feet from the rails. Their response to the crew waving them back was to shout back that they "weren't on the tracks"; you can't fix stupid. It sounds like they did several runbys at Notchland prior to returning east. There was quite a mob out there chasing today.
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Post by b&m 1566 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:03 pm

Have previous "Steam In the Snow" excursions, been limited because of water? I was a bit surprised to see the tanker apart of the train this time around.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHV 669 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 pm

I believe they've had the water tanker on there for every run since 7470's return. Sure beats having to have a pumper truck on standby somewhere along the line. Although I do recall seeing Conway Scenic's truck following along on at least one of the notch/Hazens runs last year.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by BandA » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:44 pm

Doesn't the tank car have problems if the temperature is below freezing?

How did they supply 7470 in the 70s-80s-90s?

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Post by ericofmaine » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:16 pm

70’s to the 90’s they only went to Conway and back. They didn’t have the trackage to Bartlett or the Notch until the mid ‘ late 90’s.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:35 pm

They didn't start using the tank, till this past year. I'm going to take a guess and say it will be with the 7470 every time it goes west of Bartlett from now on.
Didn't the tank car originally hold oil for engine #108?

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Dick H » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 pm

Off-Topic. Major fire at Glen Junction Restaurant this AM 1/18

https://www.facebook.com/TheConwayDaily ... =3&theater

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Pat Fahey » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:14 pm

Hi Dick
Any idea how much damage to the building? but also the most important thing no one got hurt. Pat

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by backroadrails » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:51 am

One of the articles listed it as "major" damage to the building. Also of note 573 ran to Attitash to clear the line a few days ago, and MOW crews changed out a rail by the bridge at Glen earlier in the week. I am not sure what they are planning on doing, but Conway hinted at winter ops on their Instagram page this week.

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