St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Wed May 22, 2019 7:52 pm

Hello,
On the first sunny morning in awhile, SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0745 with the following:

GP40-2 3035
RM-1 804
GP40-2 3803
6 centerbeam flats
3 gondolas
6 covered hoppers
15 hi-cube boxcars
2 boxcars
5 tank cars
10 propane cars

That's 47 cars total, including 4 loads and 42 empties. Among the mix were 9 empty LW hi-cubes, which I think were coming out of storage, and 3 gondolas, which likely brought in track materials for SLR.
Have a great day,
Fritz

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by NHV 669 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 am

No trains today/tonight on the US side of operations. Traffic levels will determine whether they run Wednesday again.
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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: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Fri May 31, 2019 9:31 am

Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond around 0740 with the following:

QG SD40U 6904
RM-1 804
GP40-3 3803
23 centerbeam flats
3 covered hoppers
7 tank cars
21 propane cars
15 hi-cube boxcars
7 boxcars

That's 76 cars total, including 1 load and 75 empties. Long train on account of no trains in the U.S. on Monday night due to the holiday.

There were 10 lumber flats waiting to be unloaded at RCP.

It also looks like the two crossing replacements are nearly done (as is the paving of the main roads through town).
Have a great day,
Fritz

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by S1f3432 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:57 pm

393 Eng 3047-3008-3014 by South Paris at 1945 with 25 cars; fair number of boxcars in the mix.

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Hello,
On this first beautiful spring day (that's how cold and wet it has been this spring), today's SLQ westbound 393 reached the U.S. Canada border at Norton at 0829 with the following:

GP40-2 3035
RM-1 804
GP40-3 3803
11 centerbeam flats
3 bulkhead flats
2 covered hoppers
6 tank cars
12 propane cars
14 hi-cube boxcars
1 boxcar

That's 49 cars total, including 10 loads and 39 empties.
Have a great weekend,
Fritz

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Post by NHV 669 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:45 pm

Both crews were on the ball tonight, with trains swapped and both out of Hillside Ave. before 22:15. 393 was 3805-803-3008 with 28 cars, mostly propane empties/paper service tanks, and 4 boxes at the tail.
394 was 3007-3803-805 with 30 cars, good cut of boxes up front, with a good chunk of lumber in the middle, paper service tanks at the rear.
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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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Post by NHV 669 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:47 pm

393 with 3035/3805/803 reported through S. Paris at 1930 with 22 cars.
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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: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:20 am

Hello,
After a long time not being trackside, my daughter and I caught today's SLQ westbound 393, which departed Island Pond around 0735 and reached the U.S. Canada border at Norton at 0825 with the following:

QG SD40U 6904
QG GP40 3105
RM-1 804
GP40-3 3803
13 centerbeam flats
10 covered hoppers
1 tank car
9 propane cars
1 scrap gondola
6 hi-cube boxcars
3 boxcars

That's 43 cars total, including 3 loads and 40 empties.
Have a great day,
Fritz

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by gokeefe » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:54 am

Centerbeams running with loads primarily?
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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by NHV 669 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Eastbound. Westbounds are empties from RCP in IP and/or elsewhere.
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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: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:39 pm

George,
Casey is correct: Mostly empties from RCP in Island Pond (10 today) but also some from Maine Wood Treaters in Mechanic Falls (3 today) and maybe a few from Lewiston Junction/Auburn or even Pan Am. Almost 100% loads eastbound, empties westbound.
Best,
Fritz

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Hello,
Today's SLQ eastbound 394 crossed the U.S. Canada border at Norton at 1953 with the following:

GP40-2 3007
QG SD40U 6904
QG GP40 3105
6 centerbeam flats
12 covered hoppers
9 tank cars
9 propane cars
4 hi-cube boxcars
2 hi-sided gondolas

That's 42 cars total, including 40 loads and 2 empties.

Also SLR has been de-brushing the right of way from Norton to east of Island Pond. Lots of "old" photo opportunities are re-appearing.
Best,
Fritz

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:42 am

Hello,
Busy week so I am late in posting ...

On Wednesday, July 17th, the SLQ westbound 393 reached the U.S. Canada border at Norton at 0826. Unfortunately, I didn't arrive until 0826, so I missed the order of the locomotives, but here is what the train had:

GP40-2 3008
GP40-2 3035
QG GP40-2W 3014
6 centerbeam flats
1 covered hopper
6 tank cars
9 propane cars
7 hi-cube boxcars

That's 29 cars total, including 6 loads and 23 empties.

Last night (Thursday, July 18th), the SLQ eastbound 394 arrived in Island Pond at 1920 with the following:

GP40-3 3804
RM-1 805
QG GP40 3105
12 centerbeam flats
3 covered hoppers
7 hi-cube boxcars
8 tank cars
15 propane cars

That's 45 cars total, including 43 loads and 2 empties. After pulling 5 empties and spotting 5 loads at RCP, they headed east at 1956.
Have a good - if very hot - day,
Fritz

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:42 pm

Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond around 0740 with the following:

GP40-2 3047
GP40-3 3805
RM-1 803
5 centerbeam flats
2 boxcars
9 hi-cube boxcars
3 covered hoppers
10 propane cars
6 tank cars

That's 35 cars total, including 5 loads and 30 empties.

Meanwhile, 8 ex-CN ballast hoppers were being loaded at East Brighton. I don't know where they will be dumping ballast.

And NHCR has been receiving cars for storage on their North Stratford line.
Have a great evening,
Fritz

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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Post by Fritz » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:23 pm

Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0745 with the following:

RM-1 804
GP40-3 3803
GP40 3004
14 centerbeam flats
4 hi-cube boxcars
3 covered hoppers
10 tank cars
10 propane cars

That's 41 cars total, all empties.

Later in the morning, I noted that there was a ballast regulator and tie machine tied up on a spur in Groveton.
Best,
Fritz

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