• Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

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

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  by b&m 1566
 
Why did they stop using the engines, being stored out of service at Lakeport?
  by BowdoinStation
 
We hear those ALCO S1s #959 and #1008 are owned by the State of NH. One ALCO may need traction motor work, and not sure what ails the other one. Both have been stored at the Lakeport Engine House for a number of years now.
  by b&m 1566
 
No really related to the P&L but worthy of a mention. Pitman's Freight Room has closed its doors, with its last event being held yesterday. I never was in Pitman's myself, but I understand they did a little bit of everything from small concerts, plays, retirement parties and weddings. Another worth mentioning, is their caboose that sits on the southern corner of the building, the caboose was originally connected to NEGS/P&L but was moved off the spur and the spur severed when the WOW trail was built about 10 or so years ago. Unknown if the business will be sold, today with Covid, I cannot imagine the market is too hot for these types of businesses. It will be interesting to see what happens with that caboose, something to keep an eye on for sure.
  by b&m 1566
 
As most are probably aware by now, management decided to shut down and will not be operating any trains for the Christmas season for the 2nd year in a row, citing the rise in Covid cases again. Everyone else seems to be operating business as usual and at full capacity, it makes wonder if we have seen the last of their Christmas season operations.
  by Arborwayfan
 
Are you thinking maybe they are thinking of getting out of the Christmas train business, but for now they are saying it's because of Covid in case they change their mind, something like that?
  by b&m 1566
 
That's what I'm wondering, If other businesses were doing the same thing, I would go along with it but that's not the case, it's business as usual pre-covid, minus the employee shortages that seems to be affecting everyone right now.
  by RustyLynx
 
1012 is out of service after a mechanical problem during the Lincoln Limited excursion.
  by ConwayScenic252
 
#1012 is back pulling the WPSRR Excursions.

In terms of other news, I wonder when the MEC OCS cars will go down to Lincoln? They are currently stored just north of the Lakeport station so the line south of Paugus Bay siding is blocked.
  by NHV 669
 
ConwayScenic252 wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:40 am #1012 is back pulling the WPSRR Excursions.

In terms of other news, I wonder when the MEC OCS cars will go down to Lincoln? They are currently stored just north of the Lakeport station so the line south of Paugus Bay siding is blocked.
WPSRR?

Lincoln is north of Lakeport.... got to have space for them first....
  by mbrproductions
 
Does the Concord to Lincoln rail line have an official name that it goes by? For example, the Boston to Concord line is the New Hampshire Route Main. Does this line have a name similar that may have been used in the past and/or is used today?
- Thanks
  by p42thedowneaster
 
Well it's a little complicated because we are actually talking about a mainline and branchline that now appear to be one. The original "Boston, Concord, and Montreal" ran from Concord through Plymouth and then on to Woodsville NH where it met the Can Pac. The branchline to Lincoln starts in Plymouth ends in Lincoln...This branch was called the Pemigewasset Valley Branch as it follows the river so named.
The line from Concord to Woodsville, was called the White Mountains Division mainline in B&M days.
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