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NYC27
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Highland Rail Services - North Haven

Post by NYC27 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:29 pm

What ever happened to that switching outfit Highland Rail Services that was starting up in North Haven off of the Amtrak line? Did they die on the vine? I remember seeing pictures of a little critter in an orangey/yellow paint. Anyone know??

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Re: Highland Rail Services - North Haven

Post by HighlandRail/DEY-7 652 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:44 am

We're still here, but I prefer not to discuss the goings on on the internet. Stay tuned, these things take time, A LOT more than expected. Still pecking away at its just taking longer than anticipated. Prospects come and go and have came and went for various reasons. As always remember everything is private property contact me if you should wish to view any of the equipment and we will gladly accomodate.
Mike L

The Springfield Line's longest shoving move record holder.

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Re: Highland Rail Services - North Haven

Post by Mass Coastal 2010 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:22 pm

I know this was last posted in a decade ago but its the most recent topic I could find....

So I noticed that an old 40 foot boxcar "appeared" on Highland's track in North Haven in 2012/3 (Nerail link: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=243854" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). What's the story on this car? Is it a former New Haven boxcar?

Mike

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Re: Highland Rail Services - North Haven

Post by HighlandRail/DEY-7 652 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:39 pm

It is NH 32349. Never saw ownership by a Railroad beyond the NH. It was in NH paint until some point in the 90’s when it also received roller bearings. It is safe and has some positive plans in its future. An appropriate paint job being one of them but some significant steel work is required where it suffered some blemishes in its past life.
Mike L

The Springfield Line's longest shoving move record holder.

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Re: Highland Rail Services - North Haven

Post by Mass Coastal 2010 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:44 pm

Thanks for the fast reply and information! I'm currently putting together a list of surviving New Haven equipment (15 pages now!) and this is some exciting news to find another car out there. If possible please send an email to mikestlouis2010@gmail.com when work starts.

Thanks again
-Mike St. Louis

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Re: Highland Rail Services - North Haven

Post by HighlandRail/DEY-7 652 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:50 pm

Will do. If you see any cars with similar style doors we’ve been looking for replacements for a while. Lost out on salvaging at least 4 sets due to being late to the party so to speak. The side in that photo may be salvageable, but the opposite side is not. Worst case might have to have some fabricated.
Mike L

The Springfield Line's longest shoving move record holder.

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Re: Highland Rail Services - North Haven

Post by Mass Coastal 2010 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:57 pm

Will be on the look out!

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