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Batten Kill Railroad

Postby NRGeep » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:17 pm

Do they run on Fridays?
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:01 pm

Not usually. I believe they normally run on Mondays (or is it Tuesdays)? Sometime early in the week, though if needed they may run later. Call the main office and ask them. I did several years ago and they were very friendly.

This other thread may help:
viewtopic.php?f=128&t=66282&hilit=batten+kill
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby thebigham » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:24 pm

Their Facebook page is very good about posting when they run.
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby Dick H » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:37 pm

There are three Battenkill Railroad Facebook Pages.
None appear to give current information.
Do you have a link??

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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby thebigham » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:54 am

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4291526 ... 0/?fref=nf

Today's run (9/22) was canceled.

The expect to run on Monday (9/25).
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby thebigham » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:24 am

BKRR is running today according to Facebook.
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby Tracer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:30 pm

Can someone give me a quick brief on the line? Trying to follow it on google earth, looks like maybe 1 customer(feed place)? I also saw what looked like a ton of car storage all the way to the Hudson River.
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby ericofmaine » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:55 pm

I believe its two, Cargill at Greenwich Jct inside the wye and Agway just west of the wye. I may have those reversed. The engine house is in Greenwich proper. The tracks do go all the way west to the Hudson at Thompson, the site of an old paper mill. They had been storing some trash car spines out that way a couple of years ago. Actually had to borrow an engine from Pan Am to get them all out.

As for the rest of the line, it only goes north to Salem although I think there's a washout just north of the Route 22 crossing. South goes to the Pan Am interchange at Eagle Bridge. There's nothing in between.

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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:50 pm

Pan Am engine on the BKRR:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=221372

An unexpected BKRR surprise on many levels... 1. A Saturday move, 2. No pumpkin colored 1950's ALCO's, 3. Borrowed 6-Axle power in the form of MEC #615 on light rail 4. Fireman video taping the move + experience + railfan = ALL good!

Photographed by Brian Siegel, December 27, 2014.
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby NHV 669 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:21 pm

They ran north from Eagle Bridge yesterday, late afternoon.
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Re: Batten Kill Railroad

Postby newpylong » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:52 pm

ericofmaine wrote:I believe its two, Cargill at Greenwich Jct inside the wye and Agway just west of the wye. I may have those reversed. The engine house is in Greenwich proper. The tracks do go all the way west to the Hudson at Thompson, the site of an old paper mill. They had been storing some trash car spines out that way a couple of years ago. Actually had to borrow an engine from Pan Am to get them all out.

As for the rest of the line, it only goes north to Salem although I think there's a washout just north of the Route 22 crossing. South goes to the Pan Am interchange at Eagle Bridge. There's nothing in between.

Eric


Agway was bought by Cargill, that's west of the junction. Carovail is at the junction. Those are the only two that I know of.

They also used to unload or load single boxcars at two locations I believe were Center Falls (just east of Greenwich) and out by Thompson. That went away more than a decade ago. They've also loaded logs on occasion
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