Railfanning in the White Mountains

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drvmusic
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Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by drvmusic » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:05 am

Hi All,

Other than the scenic railroads (CSRR, Hobo, Clark's, Cog), is there anywhere in the White Mountain region (near Lincoln or North Conway or points in between) that are good for spotting freight traffic or Amtrak traffic? I'm going up there soon with my son, and would like to see if we can spot any commercial rail traffic in addition to the tourist trains.

Thanks :-)

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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by MinutemanMaroon » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:09 pm

Not much to be had unfortunately, New Hampshire Central runs occasionally in the Whitefield - North Stratford area and St. Lawrence and Atlantic runs road freights on the old Grand Trunk line between Shelburne and North Stratford, but I believe those are at night. No Amtrak up that way
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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by drvmusic » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:50 pm

MinutemanMaroon wrote:Not much to be had unfortunately, New Hampshire Central runs occasionally in the Whitefield - North Stratford area and St. Lawrence and Atlantic runs road freights on the old Grand Trunk line between Shelburne and North Stratford, but I believe those are at night. No Amtrak up that way
I figured that would be the case. I asked in Gorham once (where I took my profile pic), and the one on the old Grand Trunk Line typically runs at something like 1 or 2 in the morning, so no chance there.

Appreciate the info!

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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by RRFAN » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:50 pm

I know where some abandoned trains are if you are interested in that too.

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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by drvmusic » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:08 pm

RRFAN wrote:I know where some abandoned trains are if you are interested in that too.
Sure! Thanks!

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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:49 pm

Yeah, same. Where are they?

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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by Tracer » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:12 pm

Is the "ball" still at the diamond in Whitefield? Never been there, it's been in my bucket list for years.

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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by Mikejf » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:03 am

One is. The other has been stolen by some railfan who thought he needed it...

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Re: Railfanning in the White Mountains

Post by RRFAN » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:26 pm

Yeah, the ball singnal shed has a hole in the door too.

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