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

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  by MEC407
 
Brings new meaning to the phrase, "If you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell ya'!"
  by Safetee
 
what's interesting is that at six foot width, they must be narrow gauge. i wasnt aware that the rutland had any narrow gage much less in mnachester. live and learn, i guess.
  by Cosmo
 
Yeah, that's gotta be a mistake somehow. Maybe more like 16'?
  by Ridgefielder
 
Safetee wrote:what's interesting is that at six foot width, they must be narrow gauge. i wasnt aware that the rutland had any narrow gage much less in mnachester. live and learn, i guess.
Those are standard-gauge bridges on active track. I'm guessing that 6' is the width of the deck itself. Somewhat astonishing that the bridges date from 1901 given the disastrous flooding in 1927 & 2011.
  by Safetee
 
well given the wind and the weather the width of the "deck" would usually be at least 8'6 up to ten feet and then the space from the edge of the timbers to the edge of the plate girders would be at least two feet each for a total width of 12 to 14 feet.
  by MEC407
 
Photo by Steve Koop Angelicola:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/596044/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by b&m 1566
 
Nice photo.
Side note, I'm glad to see they built a new covered bridge.
  by NHV 669
 
For those who missed it, GMTX 9000 led GMTX 2205 and P&W 4301 west on the Green Mountain Gateway this afternoon in what has to be a pretty solid overuse of power for a nine car freight. 303 and one of the other GMTX leasers were east with perhaps a chunk of the OMYA express, a few earlier at 1545 across route 7
  by boatsmate
 
If P&W 4301 was along for the ride it most likely means either it was returning an empty Ethanol train or going to pick up a full train. (not sure which way is which) with this rail road.
  by NHV 669
 
Just seemed odd to me, given Ethanol? power coming up on a possible eastbound OMYA move mere miles apart, and with cars in tow. I was under the impression that the OMYA express previously reached BF in daylight hours. Given this logistical situation, I guess that's not the case. Didn't see the 432 either while up visiting, not sure what was working the cars that kept moving on the several trips I made past the Fairgrounds/road to downtown/Rt.3 yesterday.
  by rovetherr
 
NHV 669 wrote:For those who missed it, GMTX 9000 led GMTX 2205 and P&W 4301 west on the Green Mountain Gateway this afternoon in what has to be a pretty solid overuse of power for a nine car freight. 303 and one of the other GMTX leasers were east with perhaps a chunk of the OMYA express, a few earlier at 1545 across route 7
That was the return trip, the slurry train left Rutland eastward in the morning. Better to move a few cars, than the usual none that come back on Saturdays! The yard job was beginning to stage cars for the next unit train, as well as serve other customers out that way.
  by GuilfordRailSD45
 
I am looking for some information on the B&R, and was pleased to immediately come across Dick H's reply at the top of the page - great info, thank you.

I do have an additional question on the subject - could someone possibly tell me approximately when the B&R job leaves Rutland, and when it arrives back in Rutland? (assuming it's a rather consistent schedule). A friend is interested in catching the job in Wallingford and was inquiring about good times to catch it.

Thanks guys!
  by MEC407
 
Photo by Robert King:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/603196/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Photos by John Sesonske:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/603264/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/603268/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Photo by Gary Knapp:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/603204/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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