Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

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Cosmo
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Re: Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

Post by Cosmo » Sun May 10, 2015 9:25 pm

Let's hope they continue for the foreseeable future! ;-)
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Re: Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

Post by highrail » Mon May 11, 2015 8:53 am

any sense of how often they make the move? It would be great to catch them on the line.

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Re: Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

Post by Dick H » Mon May 11, 2015 7:35 pm

Report on the Rutland/VRS group that the granite train had a hiccup today,
with the first load behind the power going on the ground near Allen's
Lumber in Barre. No other details...

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Re: Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

Post by Hux » Fri May 22, 2015 8:04 am

Dick H wrote:Report on the Rutland/VRS group that the granite train had a hiccup today,
with the first load behind the power going on the ground near Allen's
Lumber in Barre. No other details...
Great series of pics by Bruce Nelson of yesterday's move down the hill.

Apparently there was a bit of a problem with the brakes on one of the gondolas.

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Re: Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

Post by highrail » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:24 am

Does anyone have any info on granite moves out of the Montpelier area? I think there was a fairly recent move. Anything coming up? Thanks!
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Re: Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

Post by Hux » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:50 pm

highrail wrote:Does anyone have any info on granite moves out of the Montpelier area? I think there was a fairly recent move. Anything coming up? Thanks!
Steve
Well, there is a nice photo of a granite train move through Barre today http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=

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Re: Increased traffic in Montpelier spurs debate

Post by shadyjay » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:15 pm

Hux wrote:
highrail wrote:Does anyone have any info on granite moves out of the Montpelier area? I think there was a fairly recent move. Anything coming up? Thanks!
Steve
Well, there is a nice photo of a granite train move through Barre today http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=
Heard it and saw it (barely) through the trees while getting my windshield replaced on the Barre-Montpelier Road. What I saw must've been empties heading back up the hill, 'cause it was around 3:30pm and it was heading east towards Barre.

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