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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by passumpsic1 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:37 pm

I never knew the LVRC but its sad to see another piece of New England railroading history lost.
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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by B&M 1227 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:12 am

Sad to see another lost. It's safe to say 7801 will be around for awhile on the D-L, and 7802/7803 appear to still be part of the Pioneer Rail Services system. In terms of trains 87 times smaller, I've progressed a little more on my model of 7804 since I last posted photos...
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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 passumpsic1 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:03 am

Very nice. are you the one with the website
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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by B&M 1227 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:42 pm

No that is not me. You may be thinking of Mike McNamara who models the LVRC before the chopnose era.
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?
-E. A. Fitch

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:33 pm

B&M 1227 wrote:Sad to see another lost. It's safe to say 7801 will be around for awhile on the D-L, and 7802/7803 appear to still be part of the Pioneer Rail Services system. In terms of trains 87 times smaller, I've progressed a little more on my model of 7804 since I last posted photos...
I think #7802 was scrapped years ago. It was damaged while on the LVRC. That's why they got #7805.

Pics of #7802:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/Locopi ... ?id=142338

#7803 was out of service in Iowa back in 2008. I've asked if it is still around.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:09 pm

Interestingly I was in St J yesterday. I noticed they are making progress with the rail trail into town. I think there is only one more missing bridge that still needs to be replaced/reworked and then you can ride the trail from Joes Pond to St J. Not sure what all needs to be done for the trail to continue to Hardwick. Stinks that its not rail but at least the area will be getting some benefit and the ROW will be maintained.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:11 pm

Does anyone know where former LVRC #7802 is in Iowa?

It's presently: West Michigan RR #203.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:26 pm

Ex LVRC #7803 is being scrapped in IL.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by B&M 1227 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:50 pm

So now we're down to what, 7801 and 3612? Shucks.
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?
-E. A. Fitch

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by MikeVT » Sat May 12, 2012 8:03 pm

Some of the Lamoille still around. The city of Walcott is pushing the owner of a GE 70 ton switcher to remove the engine from public property. Its been setting by the old train station for years.

The owner says he plans to restore. Not sure why.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:03 am

They should donate the engine to either Brooks Preservation Society for restoration and use on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad or donate it to the Downeast Scenic Railroad.
My 2 cents.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by Cosmo » Mon May 14, 2012 10:08 am

There is at least ONE Lamoille Valley coach still left in original paint at the Valley RR in CT.
There are others which have already been repainted.
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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Mon May 14, 2012 5:11 pm

b&m 1566 wrote:They should donate the engine to either Brooks Preservation Society for restoration and use on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad or donate it to the Downeast Scenic Railroad.
My 2 cents.
That engine is junk. I don't think it has its engine still in it.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by b&m 1566 » Mon May 14, 2012 6:55 pm

That's fine, was just throwing a little humor into it.

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Re: Lamoille Valley thread

Post by thebigham » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:47 am

Using Google Maps, let's look at some remnants of the LVRC:

The LVRC bridge over Mt Vernon St in St Johnsbury has been removed:
http://tinyurl.com/cx2wapt

The Danville depot:
http://tinyurl.com/bwvtcfc

More to come...

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