Lamoille Valley thread

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by B&M 1227 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:00 pm

Yes, the road south out of StJ has been widened and graded, obliterating the underpass.
Did we ever hear a music sweeter than the one that thrills, as it floats along the Deerfield, as it echoes o'er the hills.
How we watch that little engine as it stalks across the plain; was there ever music sweeter, was there ever sight completer, than the coming of the train?
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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:45 pm

More views of the rail-trail leaving St J:

High St crossing of the rail-trail in St Johnsbury:

https://www.google.com/maps?q=St.+Johns ... 0,9.1&z=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Remaining Mt. Vernon St bridge abutment:

https://www.google.com/maps?q=St.+Johns ... ,9.24&z=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Removed Mt. Vernon St bridge abutment location:

https://www.google.com/maps?q=St.+Johns ... ,4.62&z=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:05 pm

There is now a bridge at MT Vermon Street

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:55 pm

Why was the railroad bridge removed only to have another one installed for the rail trail?

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:23 pm

^The original one probably had clearance issues.

The rail trail bridge is probably higher.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:24 am

2 new LVRC photos have been posted at NERail:

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=213797" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Lamoille Valley Freight passes thru Vermont Pasture

Lamoille Valley Freight passes thru a quiet pasture somewhere between Morrisville and Fonda Junction, Vt.

Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, May 16, 1982.

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=213796" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Lamoille Valley RS-3 at Richmond, Vt.

Lamoille Valley RS-3 1805 crosses the Winooski River at Richmond, Vt.

Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, May 16, 1982.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by NHV 669 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:07 pm

hi, new to the RR.net forums. saw a question on page one that went unanswered. does anybody have any idea of the whereabouts of NHVT 669? this thread seems to be the only mention of it anywhere in the New England RR board
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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: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MEC407 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:37 am

NHVT 669 became Florida West Coast (FWCR) 669 in the year 2000. I actually saw it at Rigby Yard in South Portland, Maine, as it was headed south to Florida.

It is now Florida Central (FCEN) 60.
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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by NHV 669 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:40 am

MEC407 wrote:NHVT 669 became Florida West Coast (FWCR) 669 in the year 2000. I actually saw it at Rigby Yard in South Portland, Maine, as it was headed south to Florida.

It is now Florida Central (FCEN) 60.
fantastic... i figured it may have met its demise once NHVT ceased to exist. any idea on #3800 (GP38)?
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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: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MEC407 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:36 pm

Here's what I could find about the 3800:
PAR381 wrote:The NHVT 3800 was the Maine Central 258. When the NHVT stopped operating it was returned to Helm and was sold to the Ottawa Valley Rail Link
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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by NHV 669 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:15 pm

MEC407 wrote:Here's what I could find about the 3800:
PAR381 wrote:The NHVT 3800 was the Maine Central 258. When the NHVT stopped operating it was returned to Helm and was sold to the Ottawa Valley Rail Link
thanks for the info on those two loco's, i was able to locate proof on RRArchives of them (3800 is now OVRL 2000) and their new homes. I was raised just a 10 minute drive from the old MEC/B&M junction in Whitefield, just in time to see the railroad's operations come to a halt. These were the only two i ever saw on the line besides a few stray Guilford units (25 & 52), and once got a ride on 669, long ago. its sad to see all the small railroads disappearing up north here, as i almost never see anything on the VRS lines, and only the NECR when visiting down south. Of course, it doesn't help with everyone still existing running trains in the middle of the night.

edit: 2000 is now RLK 3873
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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: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by mandealco » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:06 am

Hi
I thought I knew lots about the motive power of the Lamoille Valley, but I've just seen something on Ebay that was a complete surprise. There are a couple of slides for sale, showing Cartier Geeps in Morrisville. What's the story behind the pair of Canadian built GP-9s. The slides are dated July 1990. One of the Geeps is in the older green and yellow scheme, the other in the newer orange and black. Any more on these?
Cheers
Steve
There's only one Alco in NZ. 8-(

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by FLRailFan1 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:29 pm

Does anyone know what businesses were served by the LV? I wonder who would like rail service now.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by RichCoffey » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:34 pm

Photos of the Bridge near Jeffersonviile, VT
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Short Kayak Trip >
http://rc-pedalpoint.blogspot.com/2014/ ... river.html

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:09 pm

^That's the old Cambridge Junction, correct?

The location of the 3 bridge covered bridge at Swanton has had a new all steel bridge built on the original piers:

http://tinyurl.com/puyuu42" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A view of the old covered bridge:

http://www.vermontbridges.com/swanton%2 ... juaire.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://www.cardcow.com/images/set86/card00622_fr.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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