• St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

  • For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

    Providence and Worcester

    Their website is here: GWRR.com
    A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

Providence and Worcester

Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
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  by trainiac
 
Cycling through Lennoxville today I caught a very late-running 393 passing through at 14:45, or about 4-5 hours later than usual.

RLHH 3403, SLR 3805 (with no slug) and 54 cars. A very diverse mix of car types - perhaps 40% were empty centerbeams and LPG cars, and the rest were a bit of everything.

A few days ago I went to check out the diamond signal. Hadn't been there in a while, but didn't see any changes. The CP track through Lennoxville got the new welded rail and tie plates installed recently - the old jointed rail is still sitting at the side of the roadbed.
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 arrived in Island Pond at 2005 with the following:

QG SD40U 6904
GP40-2 3035
GP40-3 3804
RM-1 804
GP40-2 3007
14 centerbeam flats
17 boxcars
9 covered hoppers
24 tank cars

That's 64 cars total, including 58 loads and 6 empties. Of interest tonight were two Ontario Northland boxcars. They are rare to Island Pond.
Have a great night,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 arrived in Island Pond at 1932 with the following:

GP40 3004
RM-1 806
GP40-3 3806
2 centerbeam flats
6 covered hoppers
20 tank cars
11 boxcars
3 hi-sided gondolas

That's 42 cars total, including 38 loads and 4 empties. Only 1 load for RCP tonight but 10 empties to be pulled.
Have a great night,
Fritz
  by S1f3432
 
Sitting in my kitchen this morning I unexpectedly heard a train blow for a crossing and after determining it was
headed west I grabbed my camera and went to investigate. What I found was SLR804_3804 with a 25 car rail
train of L.B.Foster equipment. I followed them west from West Paris but got hung up in road construction at
Locke Mills with the train getting ahead of me. I found it stopped at the Hancock Lumber sawmill east of Bethel
where several trucks were waiting with SLR and L.B.Foster personnel. After doing some prep work some of them
boarded the train, which then proceeded slowly west. I drove to the next crossing about a mile west and waited.
After about a hour the train reappeared accelerating and highballed for Berlin with no other stops along the way.
Studying my photos afterward they appeared to have unloaded four strings of rail west of the sawmill with the
rest of it going somewhere west of Berlin. They stopped at Berlin and I didn't follow any further, figuring they
would be unloading rail somewhere out of sight in the woods.
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  by S1f3432
 
One more shot of the rear of the train
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  by NHV 669
 
I saw video of them crawling through Mapleton/Stratford, looked like only the top row of rail had been dropped. They dropped west of Groveton the last time they brought in new CWR.
  by S1f3432
 
I wondered if there was any of the old jointed 100 lb left up that way; there's still about a mile of it
east of the ball field in South Paris along Oxford St. There is longer jointed 115 lb rail- perhaps 60'
sections- laid back in CN days here and there.
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