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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by arthur d.
 
eustis22 wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:44 am is Quebec Junction where the MEC and B&M crossed (Berlin Branch, I think?)
You're thinking of Waumbek Jct, a mile or two ( I don't have any ETT's handy) north of Quebec Jct.
Think in terms of a triangle, starting at Quebec Jct. on the mountain division, and traveling clockwise, you next reach Hazen's/ Whitefield, a reverse move brings you to Waumbek, and another reverse move brings you back to Quebec.
  by GTIKING
 
255 needs GTI orange ASAP!

No but seriously, where are they going to store all of this power?? We could barely switch out cars when I was there! I feel like the railroad is turning into a museum vs operating railroad to move passengers.
  by EastYorkTrainFaan
 
wasn't ther a plan to build a storage facility by the Conway freight house?
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  by EastYorkTrainFaan
 
Which isn't owned by them and probably isn't usable for storage.
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  by CSRR573
 
Im very well aware of that, and I know while the group still has work to do to make the structure more stable, Im sure the two have a very good working relationship seeing as CSRR gave them the MEC outside braced boxcar and PTM plow. Helping them work on the building would benefit both parties and probably cheaper and easier then building a whole new facility in Conway.
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  by BM1566GP7
 
203/255 should be in Groveton. It as on SLR #393 Friday night. Whether it spends time at the NHCR engine house, as the #72 did, before going to Hazen's, remains to be seen.
  by NHV 669
 
7324 is already there to take it down to Hazens. Why would it spend time at the repair shop if it was dropped at the Groveton interchange? 72 went to Stratford because there was no power on the branch to move it south.
  by p42thedowneaster
 
CSRR573 wrote:There is the roundhouse in Bartlett.
Maybe it would make sense for the 470 Club to team up with the Bartlett Roundhouse group? With the N. Conway yard closed to exploring ... How cool would it be to have year-round storage and permitted access to the F7s, 1741, and all the club cars at Bartlett? Perhaps have it open to Bartlett excursion passengers as a bonus attraction? (An opportunity to acquire donations at each tour). Lots of logistics to work out there, but with limited real estate at the Depot some of that space is better used for auto parking.
  by b&m 1566
 
There are plans in the works to construct a building down in Conway, across the tracks from the freight house (the building has already been approved by the town, I shared the article in this forum, sometime last year). I have been told, it will have two tracks going into the building and will provide additional storage and shop space. With the lead track coming up from the south, there's a good chance the south end of the Conway rail yard will be refurbished to help accommodate and gain access into this new facility. In addition to that, I'm also hearing they are toying with the idea of moving the cabooses over (railroad west) onto a new track not yet built, freeing up more yard tracks that will allow access into stall 1 from the north end of the rail yard. Either way you look at it, there's some big changes coming in the near future.
  by NHN503
 
That has been pipe dream plan in the works for years now with the current management. They have far larger issues to address and perfect first before even doing anything more than the idea of the building that they showed us.

If this was a stock I'd call it a falling knife and stay clear until something significantly changes there.
  by BM1566GP7
 
The Mass Bay RRE is again advertising their Steam in the Snow trip with the 7470 for January 2922, That is just 60 days away and I have seen nothing here that repairs to the tender have even been scheduled, never mind underway. Also, no word that the repairs on 252 are actually in progress.

As far as a new building in Conway, that is prime real estate just off Main St. The property taxes alone on such a building there will be over the top, to say the least.
  by NHV 669
 
BM1566GP7 wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:36 am Also, no word that the repairs on 252 are actually in progress.
They posted about it back in September as well as last week. Work is still ongoing, and it sounds like they want to get it in service before the end of the year.
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