New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by Dick H » Fri May 03, 2019 3:44 pm

Maybe the lighted protection in town of the big overhead Cantilever over cottage street
will end up on the CSRX Mountain Division on one of the RT.302 crossing, that currently
have only ground level crossing flashers.

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by bigfreight » Wed May 15, 2019 7:23 am

Maine Track works has been working south of Groveton Between the 2 crossings on US 3 for the last 2 weeks . They appear to be upgrading the rail with the rail stored at A&B logging in Lancaster. This was project that started last fall but was cut short when snow came early.

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Sun May 19, 2019 12:41 pm

Drove the line north from Lancaster. The crossing just before Groveton village is in pretty rough shape, with part of the rubber sticking out of the road. Track looks good, though.

One tank sits at the switch south of Stratford village. HQ was a ghost town, just the spacer box parked behind the Rymes transload, with the spreader and Silver Splendor holding down the tracks in front of the shop.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:49 pm

The really beat crossing where the line crosses into Groveton village has been rebuilt/repaved, and a hopper is sitting on the siding waiting on a run down to Hazens.

Two tanks on the siding at Stratford. Everything quiet at HQ, dome still sleeping away.
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NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by b&m 1566 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:21 pm

I thought Presby stopped taking rail shipments at Hazen's? And is it true they will no longer be storing rail cars in Whitefield?

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:57 pm

They generally do, during the winter.

Presby has his siding off the SLR in Berlin for access as well, since he owns the property there. Noticed a Cog Railway sign at the driveway, didn't stop to get a closer look.

As for the cars in Whitefield? They aren't storing anything up by the shops, or at Coos Junction, they have no need to go that far south. I've been told a company rig has been down to the last two cars in Whitefield, they may move too, at some point.
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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by b&m 1566 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:01 pm

Is NH Central going to look at discontinuing services south of Groveton then? Bad news for the Conway Scenic but is it really worth it to NHC at this point?

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by thebigham » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:22 am

NH owns the tracks. They'll find another operator.

But, there's not a lot of business to attract a new operator.

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by ewjx » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:05 am

FYI we are not discontinuing service on the Groveton Branch, we take the line out of service in mid November and put it pack in service mid April.
Presby receives there cars in Berlin between November and Mid April, there are 2 washouts that are being repaired, the Groveton Branch will be back in service around the 21st of June. Also Presby Environmental has sold to Infiltrator Water Technologies who will continue to receive there cars in Whitefield, during the Winter months Infiltrator will have 8 Loads spotted at Hazens for unloading basically the same as NEGS does with there customer on the Concord to Lincoln. NHDOT allows NHCR to store up to 500 Railcars between Hazens and 150 yards north of the Diamond in Whitefield, and that being said get your facts and information correct before making statements on public Forums.

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by Mikejf » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:19 pm

Thanks for the update Ed.

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Re: New Hampshire Central Railroad (NHCR) Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:07 pm

A run was made up to Groveton to swap an empty for a load, borrowing CSRX 1751 again. I arrived in time to see the unit being shut down for the night shortly before 1630.
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