• Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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

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  by NHV 669
Haven't seen anything, but there is apparently concern over whether the bridges on the NHCR can handle the weight of the crane.
  by Drewby27
Didn't NHCR bring over the transformer years ago? Does the crane weigh more than the transformer?
  by p42thedowneaster
I imagine there was much more distrubiton of the weight with the long transformer car having multiple sets of trucks. The crane is only about 40ft long and on 2 trucks, although it does have tri-axle trucks.

A similar 250ton brownhoist comes in at 380,000lbs http://www.readingrailroad.org/roster/r ... 90901.html

For ref:
Gp38 252 comes in at 250,000lbs
  by Who
In terms of useful qualities, the side dump cars would have been more useful than the big hook. Of course, you could say the same thing for the Hobo and Winnipesaukee, both are prone to washouts. Does the railroad even have a way to move large amounts of soil and big rocks if needed?
The side dump cars went to the Batten Kill Railroad, correct?
  by p42thedowneaster
Perhaps big hook might be nice to have for lifting cars or locomotives, even just to change out traction motors, wheels, etc... Seems like they have crane in once or twice a year lately.

As to washout restoration...I think both the Glen Ellis washout area and 4th Iron were thankfully somewhat "accessible" by truck to deliver the rip rap. Even if you had a side-dump car I suppose it would be hard to use if the track was floating like it had been.
  by Who
You got me there; I suppose the big hook could be useful if its kept serviceable.

As for the side dumps, they could be helpful to reach the areas not close to a road, just getting the material in as close as possible would probably help, even in terms of preventative maintenance not just repairs.
  by CSRR573
Nice article in the Conway Daily Sun about the railroad. Dwight Smith and family paid them a visit. 98 years old and still going!
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