Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHV 669 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:23 am

Haven't had a location since it arrived into ALB at 1734 on 11/22 on the back of Amtrak #48. Been scouring the web to no avail.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:00 pm

I saw a picture of 573 and 4266, taken yesterday at Hazen's. They had a sizable crew, looks like they had a plow truck that must of been a head of the train clearing the crossings. There must have been some down trees or low hanging branches because 573 had a number board knocked out on the engineers side. I can only assume that there was some chainsaw action included in yesterdays run.

Question about Silver Splendor, from what I can tell the name of this car has always included Silver at the beginning. I doubt the new owners will keep the current name but what's the chances of them keeping Silver at the beginning? Silver Cascade is already taken, the only other name I can think of would be Silver Lake, which would pay homage to the cars past while representing a lake just south of Conway.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by highrail » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:23 pm

Still at Albany no word on when it will move

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by p42thedowneaster » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:29 pm

How bout "Silver Dome". Kinda like naming your cat "cat", but it works. Hoping to see a red stripe down the side of it with yellow pins...a lot like the hobo RDCs.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:39 pm

Silver Dome wouldn't really fit, if they stick with naming the car after a natural land mark in that region or an significant person that was involved with railroading in that area. With the Conway branch running right along Silver Lake, it certainly would be fitting if they want to continue the Silver part of the name. Like Silver Dome, Silver Lake flows nicely and sounds good.

I assume they plain to keep the dome car a dining car and not convert it back to a regular first class seated dome car.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:49 pm

The Dome was part of the CZ pool when new,should retain it's CZ name or the "Silver Splendor" since converted to a Dome-diner-lounge
setup. NO name change is really needed!
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by EastYorkTrainFaan » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:58 pm

what if the previous owner made it part of the condition of sale that the name has to be changed?
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by backroadrails » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:36 pm

The truck in mention is the Derek's personal vehicle.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHN503 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:13 pm

backroadrails wrote:The truck in mention is the Derek's personal vehicle.
That is incorrect.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:19 am

Where is it being stored in Albany? Any pictures?

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:31 am

There're private car storage tracks at Albany,the dome should be laid up there.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by johnpbarlow » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:09 am

Backshophoss wrote:The Dome was part of the CZ pool when new,should retain it's CZ name or the "Silver Splendor" since converted to a Dome-diner-lounge
setup. NO name change is really needed!
Just a nit but this dome car was initially acquired by CB&Q from Budd as Silver Buckle for use on the Denver Zephyr. Here's an excerpt from the AAPRCO web site description of Silver Splendor:
Built in 1956 by the Budd Company for the Burlington Route’s Denver Zephyr, the car served the CB&Q as Vista Dome chair car No. 4735, Silver Buckle, until 1971. Amtrak continued to operate the car, with the number 9457, until its retirement in 1981. Purchased in 1997, the name was changed to Silver Splendor and the car has undergone a total rebuild from the wheels up.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by arthur d. » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:58 pm

Name it the "Dwight Smith".

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by gokeefe » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:37 am

Silver Stream might be a nice name. Local to the area. Evokes images of the Crawford Notch scenery.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:12 am

Any updates on the dome car or is it still sitting in Albany, NY?

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