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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Mikejf » Tue May 07, 2019 6:52 am

Not sure there was ever a siding there called Colemans, but this is what is left, with the roadbed going between these two points undisturbed by Coleman, then continuing south. The bridge was not wide enough.

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Post by b&m 1566 » Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 pm

Next week, May 13th - 17th, all Bartlett departures will be diverted down the Redstone Branch and down to the Saco River Bridge; these will be the first trains to go that far east. The reason for the diversion, is because the state will be redoing Rodger's crossing.

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Post by Dick H » Fri May 10, 2019 8:09 pm

Tomorrow, May 11th, the Conway Scenic Fire Truck is scheduled to be on hand
at the NHSPAAMFA antique fire truck event in Epsom NH from 10AM to 2PM.
From the Epsom Traffic Circle, take Route 28 south for about three miles.
Event will be on the left. Event is free.

Event FB Page Here.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by NHV 669 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:42 am

Boxcar and flat have been moved from Sawyer River siding down to Bartlett, and a ballast train is out that way as well. Will head that way in a bit and see if things are still on the move.
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Post by theseaandalifesaver » Sat May 11, 2019 9:52 am

b&m 1566 wrote:Next week, May 13th - 17th, all Bartlett departures will be diverted down the Redstone Branch and down to the Saco River Bridge; these will be the first trains to go that far east. The reason for the diversion, is because the state will be redoing Rodger's crossing.
How will that work? Doesn't the Redstone branch head in an opposite direction than Bartlett?

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Post by NHV 669 » Sat May 11, 2019 12:50 pm

theseaandalifesaver wrote:How will that work? Doesn't the Redstone branch head in an opposite direction than Bartlett?
That's the point. I just returned from as far east as Glen. Work at Roger's Crossing is well underway, one of the cantilevers is partially up, lots of equipment from JP Sicard onsite. The road is very well torn up, and a track panel is ready to go in.

An ancient flat is on the east leg of the Bartlett wye, loaded up with signal boxes. The boxcar and flat are now on the siding west of the freight house.

The loaded ballast train with 216 was parked just west of Sawyer's River, no sign of any crew, with the "new" Caterpillar sitting next to it.
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Post by NHV 669 » Sat May 11, 2019 12:52 pm

Not sure what the little red car at the end of the train was, looked like a platform of sorts.
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Post by b&m 1566 » Sat May 11, 2019 1:37 pm

theseaandalifesaver wrote:
b&m 1566 wrote:Next week, May 13th - 17th, all Bartlett departures will be diverted down the Redstone Branch and down to the Saco River Bridge; these will be the first trains to go that far east. The reason for the diversion, is because the state will be redoing Rodger's crossing.
How will that work? Doesn't the Redstone branch head in an opposite direction than Bartlett?
They're only using the RDC during the week, the engineer only needs to change ends as the conductor throws the switch.

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Post by Calebharris39 » Sat May 11, 2019 3:10 pm

NHV 669 wrote:Not sure what the little red car at the end of the train was, looked like a platform of sorts.

I believe those are a "lowboy" of sorts to haul a mini excavator or small front end loader like theirs. I saw bnsf use those in montana before just around the yard to haul their little mini excavator up to glacier np
A B&M kid growing up on the Portsmouth Branch, wishing Candia still had those rails.

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Post by NHV 669 » Sat May 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Makes sense, that old Cat isn't the kind you see around much anymore, much less trying to drive it down 302.
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Post by RTM » Sat May 18, 2019 6:15 pm

I'm new to this so please be courteous to me, I'm a female railfan & love steam trains. I read that they bought a steam locomotive from a club or something, what can anybody tell me about it/

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Mon May 20, 2019 1:46 pm

I guess the trips to Redstone and the Saco River Bridge, were very well received by the passengers who got to experience it all last week. Passengers were allow to get out and walk out onto the bridge and take in the sights and sounds for a few minutes before the return trip. It appears management is now looking into making this a regular departure point with the RDC throughout the regular season. It's really exciting to see how they are looking to maximize and expand their boundaries and offer riders a unique experience; the crown jewel of that ride is easily Pudding Pond but it's not every day where you can get out and walk out on to a railroad bridge with a train only feet from you. As management works out the logistics of this new departure, one can only speculate on what kind of service this branch will see, at least for this year it will be based on crew availability and timing between the other regular train departures.

I'm still hoping for notch train departures over Memorial Day Weekend but I've given up hope (yet again) of it happening this year. As I tell myself every year, maybe next year will be the year. In baseball terms, I'm batting 0-13 right now.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon May 20, 2019 2:15 pm

b&m 1566 wrote:Next week, May 13th - 17th, all Bartlett departures will be diverted down the Redstone Branch and down to the Saco River Bridge; these will be the first trains to go that far east. The reason for the diversion, is because the state will be redoing Rodger's crossing.
Did anyone get sunny photos of the Budd car at Saco River Bridge? I'm looking for something to publish in R&R...

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by p42thedowneaster » Tue May 21, 2019 8:49 am

https://www.instagram.com/conwayscenicrailroad/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Looks like a couple pictures of the run up on Instagram. You can view w/o an account which is nice.

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Post by CGRLCDR » Wed May 22, 2019 9:25 am

My wife and I have reservations for the Notch Train in mid-June. We're really psyched (mostly me) to ride in the dome car. I came across this video on the B&M/MEC Mountaineer on YouTube. It covers both diesel and steam with lots of shots of the engine house and helpers working out of Bartlett. Cool stuff. :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbhY9-riqvk&t=2460s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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