ok..a shovel and luck...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wow..you answered almost before I posted the last post. Another guilty post with very very general questions seeking more detailed answers. I turn the computer on in a very short time slot before I have to run.
Honestly I enjoy very scarce info on railroads almost lost to history. Like this link https://saveitforparts.wordpress.com/pr
... of-alaska/ Not my own site and involving elsewhere.
o-the years start to go by. That Lake Willoughby area 'Vermont' seems unique. In winter much colder than elsewhere..like Adirondack area New York.. Beautiful in Summer.
A lot of old tales about a lake with no bottom and 'sea serpents'. Stagecoach sinks there and shows up elsewhere in Vermont. (lake has no outlet) Anyway my grandmother's people were there long long ago.
All I know I was there short time a few years ago and got the impression things were less developed than prior. Department store gone etc. Nothing looked new. St. Johnsbury/Lyndonwille..busy bustling Westmore.... Along Rt 5a one would sleep in a tent and listen to the truck traffic all night. (on land by rt 5a) The trains in the distance. Lake Willoughby some years ago has active night spots..night clubs..etc. I'd guess the Interstate took things away.
Newport seemed much more active in last visit.
I did see some old article about a private railroad in Newport. I have to try to find that.
I saw one map that showed a rail line branching off o9f the line to Stansted, Quebec ? Also another line branching off at Derby Vt. ?? There seems no info on the Stanstead branch.
The rail shops in Newport sit there rotting now.
My memory was guilty as to New Hampshire and north/south. I meant the line one sees connecting the Mountain Line BM to south NH.