B&Mguy wrote:Wow, there's still a snowpack up that way? I figured by now most places south of the White Mountains would be thawed. I know someone who lives in Manchester, and he says that there's no snow left there. Laconia is a good 50 miles north though...
So if the trip is still on, the train runs North to Lakeport, then south to Concord? It sounds like if it leaves Northfield at 10:30, it would be in Lakeport by noon or so and down in Concord by 3 or so. I hope the snowpack is okay, I'm looking forward to chasing this one.
Also, where exactly is the passing track at Lakeport? I've been to the old freight house there, but never to the passing track or the drawbridge. Is it easy to access by car?
Oh we've still got some snow. I'm 1.5hrs north of Concord and I have about 6-18" in the yard still depending on sun. No snow in Concord, which is nice, as it makes good tie replacing weather. Same thing for the Tilton area, not really any snow we need to worry about except for Northfield Notch. Northfield Notch gets almost no sun due to the rock cut on both sides and we're pretty sure it still has a good amount of snow.
Yes, the train is made up, goes to Lakeport and then to Concord this time around. The run around track in Lakeport is over the draw bridge at the Hobo South engine house. The train will then run south for Lunch at the Laconia depot, then down to Concord. I believe it should be getting to Concord around 1600hrs.
The drawbridge, runaround, and Lakeport freight house are all in the same spot and easily accessible off of Railroad Ave.
Google Maps Location of Lakeport
You are welcome to follow me (2007 Black Chevy 1500 wit NH NEGS103 plates) but I have to take the fastest route, not the most scenic to stay ahead of the train for crossings. I'll be at Northfield yard around 0700.