Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by backroadrails » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:59 pm

“Plow Extra” went through the Notch around noon with the 573 and 1751. The 573 was acting as the plow.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by highrail » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:12 am

An earlier post noted that the crossing protection at Rt. 302 in Bartlett had been knocked down. Has it been repaired, or do they need to flag it?

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by p42thedowneaster » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:50 am

I think they are done going to Bartlett for this year's the schedule...so it's possible they could have to flag all the crossings beyond Glen.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:49 am

They do turn off the power to the crossings after the last train, I've witnessed it a few times with Steam in the Snow. I was told it cost about $30 a month per crossing just to keep the power on.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:58 am

With a 2nd dome car in route to them, is it safe to say that the CP Reed Car will now only be used during the foliage season?

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHV 669 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:38 pm

Confirmed on the back of Lake Shore Limited #48, currently showing a 1731 Arrival to Albany-Rensselaer, 3 hours late.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by p42thedowneaster » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:51 pm

Hope the new owners got to take the ride over! Probably will be a long time before it rides amtrak again.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHV 669 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:32 pm

Apparently the old owners ran it as a restaurant excursion business, out in the Barstow area. The recent changes at Amtrak have made it cost-prohibitive to continue on. They stated they would ride the car to Albany with a TRAINS journalist on board, perhaps a future article will enter print soon.

Didn't see anything about the Swirks being onboard.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Pat Fahey » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:16 am

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Hi All
Here is a photo of the new done car, Pat
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by arthur d. » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:02 am

Now if only the Conway branch or Mountain div. were open...

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by John Smythe » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:02 pm

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A friend of mine in N. Conway notified me that CSRX plowed to Hazens earlier this week to keep the line open for new car arrival, car did make it to Albany, NY on Wednesday. That's all to report.

On another topic, because I love the aromas of soft coal burning, I have totally rehabbed a old railroad pot belly stove & travelled to Penn this past summer to buy a load of steam locomotive grade Bituminous Coal to burn in it. Same source as that of Conway Scenic Railroad. Purchased 1 Ton of a stove size / lump size mixture, used a U-Haul trailer to carry it home.
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Love me or hate me.....I've kept the " Flame of Hope " lit & burning for MEC #501 since 1995. J. Smythe... Former Master Mechanic MEC #501 Project 1995-2000.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Mikejf » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:19 pm

John, reported above. Plow was the 573.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Jonathan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:33 pm

Pat Fahey wrote:
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Hi All
Here is a photo of the new done car, Pat
I'm guessing that car will be used on the Valley Train.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:34 pm

I doubt it, most likely it will be used on the notch train. I imagine the CP Reed will be relegated to autumn use only, not sure there's enough ridership to warrant 4 first class cars for the notch train during the summer. I think the two dome cars and the dining car will be sufficient.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by gokeefe » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:11 pm

I would think this type of purchase is in fact based on demand exceeding supply.
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