CPF363 wrote:F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Northern isn't included here because the rail removal pre-dates that corridor's federal designation as a Boston-Montreal candidate, and the official VTrans-NHDOT feasibility study on that route.
If the Northern has the federal designation as a Boston-Montreal candidate, one would think that this would be justification to retain any part of the line that rails on to include the Concord to Boscawen section so that if there was an interest to bringing service back, this would be one less section that would have to be completely restored.
b&m 1566 wrote:I'm curious as to why Pan Am didn't seek to abandon Concord to Penacook in 2009 when they took over the Concord operations; they abandoned that last remaining section of the C&C branch at that time. It makes me wonder if there was some business potential at the time. I know in one of my long-ago discussions with Mr. Peter Dearness, he mentioned that interested parties looking for rail service in Penacook, would popup from time to time but nothing ever materialized.
Rockingham Racer wrote:And here I thought all along that the Northern was the designated high-speed route from Boston to Montreal.
It is ordered:
1. This proceeding is reopened.
2. Upon reconsideration, the notice served and published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2017, exempting the abandonment of the line described above is subject to the conditions that B&M shall: (1) notify NGS at least 90 days prior to beginning any salvage activities that will disturb or destroy any geodetic station markers to plan for the possible relocation of the geodetic station markers; (2) prior to the commencement of any salvage activities, consult with the Corps regarding the potential impact of salvage activities on waterways and wetlands, and comply with the reasonable recommendations of the Corps; and (3) prior to the commencement of any salvage activities, consult with DES regarding the potential impact of salvage activities on water quality, and comply with the reasonable recommendations of DES.
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