• Newport VT traffic

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

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  by nydepot
 
What is the current status of traffic in Newport VT? How often/which days is CP running to Newport? Same with WACR.

Secondly, does WACR traffic run the full length north & south, or is it divided up, like St. Johnsbury to Newport and STJ south, etc.? Thanks.
  by csx2039
 
Not much, line didn’t have much to begin with but lost nearly everything, they run mwf on duty at 0700 out of Newport for practically only Poulin grain traffic. 4-5 cars and maybe a straggler for the wacr. Wacr had been running every other day directions for local traffic od one day at NP, next day at WRJ at 0900. Some on this list have been unrealistically optimistic about future prospects but I can personally tell you the future is dark... get your picks while you can :(
  by NHV 669
 
WACR is indeed up one day, down the next at present. As noted above, mostly for local traffic at Barnet/Lyndonville/Orleans. They're still getting some bridge traffic cars here and there, but mostly small trains under 10 cars as of late.
  by nydepot
 
Thank you, csx2039 and Casey.
  by nydepot
 
Which railroad services the former QC line north of town? Google Sat. shows cars on it.
  by NHV 669
 
CP. That would be Columbia Forest Products at the end of the line.
  by nydepot
 
What are the radio freq. for CP on the Newport line? Thanks.
  by NHV 669
 
searching old posts elsewhere, i got 161.175, and that's from a guy who is local to Richford. I can shoot him a message if that doesn't work.