Office Car Special 2018 01 28

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KSmitty
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Office Car Special 2018 01 28

Post by KSmitty » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:41 pm

ST 100 & 101 (2 of Pan Am's business cars) have been loaned out to CM&Q. They were hauled to NMJ Friday, and ran north and then west to Jackman and beyond on Sunday. The CM&Q leg of the trip was led by CM&Q GP38-3 3812. Maine Train Chaser was able to catch the move and posted video of the Bangor Sub (old B&A Millinocket Sub) leg of the trip. https://youtu.be/uqPkK3ywqOE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and video of the Moosehead leg of the trip. https://youtu.be/jN-OjB776V0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rumor hazit, the cars are to be part of a joint marketing effort with a trip from Farnham to Deerfield planned for this week. Maybe rumors of "the Vermont Gateway" are coming true?

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Re: Office Car Special 2018 01 28

Post by Dick H » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:31 pm

If someone had told you a month ago that a CMQ loco would be
hauling the two PAR OCS cars and trip the hot box detector
in Ayer MA, you might have thought it was April Fools Day.
Thanks to Bruce MacDonald for the photo today (2/2/18)
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Office Car Special 2018 01 28

Post by NHV 669 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:27 pm

Then there's this shot, with VTR 308, which was somehow up in Farnham, and got picked up to be part of this train as they took the Conn. River line south.

Photo by Kevin Burkholder:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/646983/
Casey

NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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Re: Office Car Special 2018 01 28

Post by eustis22 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:24 am

Why are they doing this?

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Re: Office Car Special 2018 01 28

Post by KSmitty » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:09 pm

Multi-railroad marketing deal. Trying to open up the Vermont gateway, Farnham-Deerfield. Give CM&Q a connection with NS.

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Re: Office Car Special 2018 01 28

Post by 690 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:50 am

Here's a picture of the train at Newport Center:
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CMQ 3812 OCS South Newport Center

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