Portsmouth Branch Activity

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Jonathan603
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:57 pm

Are there any updates on whether track will be run past Patterson Lane?

Also, I went to Bloody Point today and checked out the old Newington Rail Depot. Very nice and interesting. Glad it is on the National Historic Register.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:57 am

See https://www.wmur.com/article/injured-ju ... e/26757116" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Presumably it was DO-1 that spooked the seal back into the water :-)

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Manalishi » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:18 pm

Dick H wrote:I have not been able to find a photo of the Portsmouth Station in the modern era.
Here's a shot of the last Portsmouth station from a collection I bought last year. Dates from 1957. Looking north to Maplewood Ave.
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:44 pm

Nice photo. Very interesting to see. Wonder if anyone else has any more shots?

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by arthur d. » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:55 am

They're around. BTW, that's looking RR east, if you want to be technical, the camera is actually aimed SE

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:55 pm

I feel there are a few gems out there on negatives sitting in shoe boxes.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Hux » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:59 pm

Interesting advertising on the wall. The middle of the three is for Smokey and the forestry service. The right shows NATO (relating to the two military bases in town?)

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by gokeefe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:08 pm

Ah ... The old Shield of Freedom.
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Hux » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:37 pm

Also notice over the door: Bus Terminal, Restaurant, News Stand. Now if they could only fix that swing bridge in Newburyport, install a few miles of rail, get some coin from the fine folks in Concord..........it'd be like the good old days

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:23 am

We can dare to dream I guess! I got some drone video of DO-1 yesterday I hope to upload to YT later. It picked up a reefer from Highliner around lunch time and then did some work at Boise before heading back up the branch with 1 reefer, 3 CB and 3 box I believe.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Here is a video of DO-1 working the Portsmouth/Newington branch. Includes drone footage and still images. DO-1 arrived at Rockingham Junction from Portsmouth at the same time as a very long 686.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Rockingham Racer » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:36 pm

Nice video! Anyone know why 686 was a J train?

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Hux » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:50 pm

Nice video, and great stills of the train at work. Drove over the big bridge this evening and noticed three boxes spotted at Boise. Also drove by the yard in Dover, which had a rather large gathering of tank cars

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:41 pm

Thanks! There are some tank cars at Rockingham too, they have been there for a few days. Also looks like a tamper or regulator there too. I think they are sat on the woods track but could be on the siding. Not sure what they are there for.

There was a track car last week at Schiller too.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by ereuter » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:44 pm

DO-1 came to town last night/this morning with a 4-axle Dash 8 for the first time.

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