• Portsmouth Branch Activity

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by gokeefe
 
The description of the Waterville shops is absolutely priceless "including Pan Am’s time-warp Waterville Shops in Maine". Completely true as well.

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  by BM6569
 
Saw a post on the Pan Am FB group about PH-1 heading out of Rigby with 40 cars!
  by Jonathan603
 
Wow that’s a lot! There are two engines parked on the branch line this morning as well.
  by MECFAN
 
They are loading 11 gons with scrap ties that have been piled at Rockingham for years. The 2 engines are D0-1"s power and crew.
  by Jonathan603
 
Here is a picture from earlier today

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  by MECFAN
 
The tie cars plus all the propane and freight that was sitting on the Portsmouth siding are now sitting at the Highliner switch and power tied down at the yard. total of 28 cars I believe. The OCS is tied down at Rockingham.
  by highrail
 
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They had just left the Portsmouth Branch and are now headed to Dover...green signal ahead at Durham. Almost impossible to get a good angle to get the station and the train in the picture. As an aside, the plaque on the station notes that it was built in Lynn, MA and moved here in 1918

Steve
  by arthur d.
 
As of Saturday evening, 319 and 351 appeared to be spending the weekend in Portsmouth yard, although I know in the past a crew has been dispatched to retrieve them. From the shine on the rails, it seems all the yard tracks have been getting some use lately.
  by BM6569
 
Is the tie pile at Rockingham gone?
  by Jonathan603
 
Yes both engines were in the yard over the weekend.

The tie pile at Rockingham has completely gone. Looks very tidy there right now. May throw the drone up later to get a shot of it looking squeaky clean.
  by newpylong
 
Someone must have put up a stink to get them to remove them. The number of discarded tie mountains around the system is quite high.
  by Jonathan603
 
Here is a shot from lunch time today. By pure chance DO-1 was arriving at Rockingham from Portsmouth so I included it in the shot. They have cleared a large number of ties from the side of the branch line as well as some brush. Looks very open and clear now.

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  by Hux
 
Great shot. (All spiffed up and looking like a model railroad diorama. )
  by BM6569
 
Are there any large piles left in Portsmouth?
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