Batten Kill Railroad

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Great news.........and Thank you Chris for posting that link to these excellent shots!

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605 has been used as a pinch hitter a couple times this year when 4116 was down for the count. 4116 is the usual power. I've heard different stories about 605's problems, from bad truck springs to a messed up compressor that's leaking oil. The latter came from a more reliable source, but I wouldn't discount a problem with the trucks. I heard a rumor that the BKRR may swap 605's trucks with the ex B&M RS3 at Colonie, but with the recent developments with the Colonie equipment, I'll believe it when I see it.
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I stopped by Eagle Bridge again today. I imagine they wont be running for a couple days as they're doing some fairly significant tie replacement on both tracks. There's also pieces of one switch off to the side, but I haven't seen any evidence of the second switch.
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Did we ever hear a music sweeter than the one that thrills, as it floats along the Deerfield, as it echoes o'er the hills.
How we watch that little engine as it stalks across the plain; was there ever music sweeter, was there ever sight completer, than the coming of the train?
-E. A. Fitch

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For the last few weeks Pan Am has been delivering spine cars for storage on the Batten Kill, making for abnormally long 25+ car trains. According to other lists there will be 200 total stored, likely towards Salem and Thompson.

I'm also throwing in a couple iphone shots from this winter.

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Did we ever hear a music sweeter than the one that thrills, as it floats along the Deerfield, as it echoes o'er the hills.
How we watch that little engine as it stalks across the plain; was there ever music sweeter, was there ever sight completer, than the coming of the train?
-E. A. Fitch

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Fabulous shots Alex! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for the great shots!!! This is a great railroad glad to see its still hanging on!

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Nice. Always good to see an ex-L&HR RS-3 (#10) earning its keep- at 63 years old...

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B&M 1227 wrote:I'm also throwing in a couple iphone shots from this winter.
Your iphone shots are pretty stellar! Thanks for sharing!

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Ya gotta love double headed RS3s!

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=214674" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=214673" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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What is the reason for all of the COVX spine cars? Were they storing them for someone else?
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^Storing them and making $$$.

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COVX cars may be leaving soon. Pan Am set off MEC 601 for the Batten Kill yesterday, who took it north with 3 loads for Cargill. There's muttering of it being used to remove some of the spines seeing as they've borrowed an engine before for "intermodal service."
Did we ever hear a music sweeter than the one that thrills, as it floats along the Deerfield, as it echoes o'er the hills.
How we watch that little engine as it stalks across the plain; was there ever music sweeter, was there ever sight completer, than the coming of the train?
-E. A. Fitch

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What's the deal with PAR 601 on the property?

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BM6569 wrote:What's the deal with PAR 601 on the property?
You're joking, right?

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Double headed RS-3s a few weeks ago:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222170" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A flanger run on Feb. 3:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=221931" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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