Drewby27 wrote: ↑Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:40 am
I've heard from several people that live in Groveton that NHCR was looking at maybe starting a Scenic train and then eventually a passenger train for travel...
I've never heard any such rumors, sounds like someone playing make believe.
They have one spare lease unit, no passenger cars or the extra staff needed for such an operation, and operate on a pair of disconnected lines that mostly go through the middle of the woods at 10 mph.
A passenger train to travel where? They don't connect to anyone but the Conway Scenic and SLR (who is freight only), would have nowhere to run a locomotive around between Lancaster and Hazens, and would simply be a weak competitor to an already established operation. Let alone the fact that Groveton to Whitefield would be a half a day trip.
Avatar: NHV 669 at the south end of the "Pompy" in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.