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by arthur d.
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1076
Views: 215992

Re: The Flying Yankee

Riders were let off to gawk at the old MEC turntable pit on the east side of N. Conway, then the Budd car went east a bit and posed for photo's, returned, picked everyone up and went as far east as the driver dared, then reversed, meeting an inbound train at Intervale before heading toward the notch...
by arthur d.
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1076
Views: 215992

Re: The Flying Yankee

I believe that charter went across Frankenstein Trestle and was shadowed by 252, where on the return trip 252 was latched up for the dynamic braking. I'm thinking of a different trip, went south of Conway into the bushes till the driver was afraid of scratching the paint on the end, then turned, we...
by arthur d.
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1076
Views: 215992

Re: The Flying Yankee

Seem to recall one of the groups (MBRRE?) doing a charter a few years ago. Think they only made it to Notchland or forth iron with all seats filled.
by arthur d.
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)
Replies: 1249
Views: 309434

Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

A railroad is a security issue for a power plant, but a bike path on the same ROW isn't. Amusing.
by arthur d.
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Why do trains spend so long stopped in Washington?
Replies: 48
Views: 2747

Re: Why do trains spend so long stopped in Washington?

It's Washington. Nothing moves very quickly there.
by arthur d.
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Rockingham Jct.station
Replies: 12
Views: 1466

Re: Rockingham Jct.station

The big hen house on New road is still there, though mostly engulfed in foliage.
The new station owner has posted architectural renderings of station expansion plans in a window at the station.
The maroon and cream repaint continues to slowly creep its way around the building.
by arthur d.
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1796444

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

Exeter has a Quik-trak again. Located right beside the elevated platform. Town employee's had a local metal shop reconfigure a traffic signal control box into an unheated, un-insulated shelter of sorts. Just big enough to house the ticket machine and a power conduit which rises up out of the concret...
by arthur d.
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Portsmouth Branch Activity
Replies: 1239
Views: 326430

Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

The Firefighters Education and Training Foundation safety train, reporting mark MCVX, engine 310 long hood first presiding, is indeed on the ladder track in Portsmouth yard. 2 boxcars, 1 flat with machinery, and 3 tank cars of 2 different sizes.
by arthur d.
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Portsmouth Branch Activity
Replies: 1239
Views: 326430

Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Eons ago, what is now Great Rhythm brewing was a beer distributor's warehouse. Boxcar loads of beer loitering in the yard were easy targets for Mcdonough street ne'er do wells.
by arthur d.
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1796444

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

In other news, officials in Exeter ponder charging for parking (this weeks Exeter Newsletter), as they struggle to find a new home for the Quik-trak machine. The new owners of Gerry's Variety don't want it. Town employees are attempting to adapt a traffic signal electrical cabinet into an all weathe...
by arthur d.
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Steam?
Replies: 17
Views: 1955

Re: Steam?

Not a chance, that engine wouldn't make it 10 feet before derailing. I'f im not mistaken the driving axles are fixed to the frame, they can't move up and down because the drive rods are one long peace for all 4 axles. The track needs to be perfect as perfect can be for that engine. Looking at image...
by arthur d.
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Steam?
Replies: 17
Views: 1955

Re: Steam?

RenegadeMonster wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Lol, Brown Acid. It's promotional material for a $800 Woodstock 50th anniversary boxset.
Sounds like someone found and tried some of that brown acid.
by arthur d.
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Portsmouth Branch Activity
Replies: 1239
Views: 326430

Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Crossings in the city were supposed to be rebuilt last year. Maybe that's PAR-speak for this year.
by arthur d.
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1796444

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

The problem with that, Arthur, is that the T does not go to Exeter. Well, duh. The "suck it up" comment was in reference to the whiner from Haverhill. I myself have given up on the DE. As infrequently as I ride these days, there always seems to be some sort of delay, broken rail, stalled freight, c...
by arthur d.
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1796444

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

Its always the pass riders that make the biggest stink isn't it? We used to have one that rode to and from the city every day from EXR. 680/685. She was of the opinion that it was her god given right to board early and occupy a table in the cafe with 3 other old hens all the way to EXR. because by g...

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