• 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.

Moderator: MEC407

  by arthur d.
 
GTIKING wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 12:19 pm Correct. In 1971 the B&M put in a shoefly around the depot in an attempt to protect the depot against wrecks.
No doubt 1966 was still fresh in some minds at N. Billerica
  by highrail
 
A couple shots from the Rockingham to Portsmouth run today. The first is at "emery" at Barberry Lane, just before the line passes over the Rt 1 bypass...abandoned Hampton branch on left. The second shot is in Portsmouth as they begin the hike up to Newington.
Steve


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  by MEC407
 
Nice shots — especially the second one! There won't be too many more opportunities to photograph Pan Am and Guilford locomotives in front of the new bridge.
  by MECFAN
 
Looks like they are building a new track panel in Portsmouth yard for the Maplewood Ave crossing. Its in pretty bad shape and is the only one that didn't get replaced when they did the others a while back, stay tuned!!!
  by Jonathan603
 
Saw them working on it the other day. I think it must be completed now, or maybe today?
  by highrail
 
...completed on Wednesday.
  by Jonathan603
 
Seems like there has been a lack of activity lately on the branch line. Saw some MOW equipment a week or so ago and some new ties have been been placed trackside at various places in Greenland. There are full loads in the yard and also on the woods track at Rockingham. They have sat there a while now.
  by highrail
 
At Depot Road yesterday. Tough to get a good shot of the old station as the foliage is really filling in. Getting the shots of the "old" locos while I can...wonder what the next units will look like. As usual, great crew as they obliged all the kids at the science center by giving them a few blasts on the horn, while the kids cheered.
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  by Jonathan603
 
Lovely photo and a great location. I bet those kids were thrilled!
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