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by b&m 1566
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

Encroachment at it's finest. I wonder if the home owner is aware the land is owned by the state. There's a reason (among others) why you have to get a permit to build a deck.
by b&m 1566
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)
Replies: 137
Views: 44099

Re: Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

For those not aware, there will be a meeting held next Wednesday, 9/25 from 6pm to 8pm at the Guilford Public Library. This meeting will be in regards to what became an entire state study, not just a Laconia study on the WOW Trail. I imagine they will try to incorporate other areas not related to th...
by b&m 1566
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

That is a good point and I haven't walked the wye myself, however I do remember a few years ago someone did snap some pictures of the tail end of the wye and I remember the track ending right at very steep rise in land just beyond it, there were some sizable saplings growing in between the rails dow...
by b&m 1566
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

To my knowledge the trucks for the Yankee have been completely rebuilt and are in storage at NHCR, I would hope that rebuild included traction motors.
by b&m 1566
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

They would only be able to operate the Flying Yankee between Bartlett and Quebec Junction, both locations have wye's. Operating out of N. Conway is not possible, and rebuilding the wye at Fabyan's is not possible.
by b&m 1566
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

NRGeep - what exactly is the Conway Scenic supposed to do with it? Your talking about more than just refurbishing a train, you need someplace to put it, so now your talking about aquiring land for the construction of a maintenance facility, refurbishing the Bartlett and Quebec Junction wye's (that m...
by b&m 1566
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

Well, I guess it's a good thing that the state requires paid licensed contractors to work on the Flying Yankee then. But that's in the past now. To put it simply, nothing else is going to happen to the Flying Yankee as long as the state owns it.
by b&m 1566
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

With all do respect, I don't believe the Flying Yankee, is in this situation because of Millennials, Generation Z or their electronics. Young or old it all started with bad decision making and bad book keeping from the Flying Yankee Restoration Group. To make matters worse the train is owned by the ...
by b&m 1566
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 888177

Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Correct me if I'm wrong but federal laws give railroads the right to take land by eminent domain but allows each state to manage how that is done correct? There are no houses on the land in question, so nobody is going to lose there home right? The land is slatted for future development right, so yo...
by b&m 1566
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 189232

Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

I thought they had some kind of lease agreement to use a Conway Scenic engine to handle the Hazen loads?
by b&m 1566
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

NRGeep - The relation to the Conway Scenic, is that everyone and their mother, is trying to pawn off the Flying Yankee to the Conway Scenic, so the discussion went down a side track.
by b&m 1566
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 888177

Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

BandA - There maybe other areas on the 495 belt but none of it has to do with the G&U. This expansion of the G&U is in essence a direct result of all the railyard closures in the greater Boston area, what they are trying to accomplish, Beacon Park could have handled, but times have changed the rail ...
by b&m 1566
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

Would that be the same trip, where riders were let off in Bartlett to tour the wye?
by b&m 1566
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

Re: The Flying Yankee

They use Millie to handle the weekday departures in May until Memorial Day weekend. They use to use it for the week day trips towards the end of October but not sure if that's the plan for this year. The Conway Scenic is becoming more and more busy every year, right through the entire month of Octob...
by b&m 1566
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: The Flying Yankee
Replies: 1073
Views: 215637

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.

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