• Silver Lake Railroad

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

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  by FLRailFan1
Thanks all.. I was wondering if they would ever run freight (as Naugatuck do at times). I know that when B&M abandoned the Conway branch, Yield House used to ship furniture out.
  by b&m 1566
Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you view it) the Silver Lake Railroad is not a real railroad. They run MOW type of equipment with flatbed style cars with canopies; each car may hold 15 to 20 persons max. So no, no freight.
  by SilverLakeRailroad
11, 12, 1, 2, 3 on Sunday!

And as far as fright- no we are just there to have some fun! Come by for a visit, its a nice way to spend an afternoon!
  by SilverLakeRailroad
2014 Schedule & Events

Memorial Day Weekend
May 24, 25, 26
SAT- 11, 12, 1 PM
SUN- 11, 12, 1 PM
MON- 11, 12, 1 PM

Summer Season (10 Weekends)
June 27 – August 31
FRI- 5, 6 PM
SAT- 11AM, 12, 1, 2, 3 PM
SUN- 11AM, 12, 1, 2, 3 PM

Foliage Season (3 weekends)
September 27th – October 13th
SAT- 11AM, 12, 1, 2, 3 PM
SUN- 11AM, 12, 1, 2, 3 PM


Friday July 4th- Train Rides
11AM, 12, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 PM Departures

SLRR’s Seventh Birthday Celebration
Sunday July 6th
Rides by donation and free cake and lemonade! Birthday is technically the 7th, but we would like to celebrate on a Sunday!

Madison Residents Appreciation Day
Day Pending August 3-11th
A Sunset Train Ride following the end of the road race. Around a 7:30 PM Departure.

Railfans Day Saturday
Saturday September 27th
Extra Train Departures for Railfans with special photo opportunities. All of our equipment will be in use for a lively day on the rails!

Columbus Day
Monday October 13th
Train Rides 11AM, 12, 1, 2, 3 PM
  by FLRailFan1
Do they still run spreaders on the Wolfeboro? How many miles do you have and who owns the rail?
  by SilverLakeRailroad
Cotton Valley Rail Trail club operates speeders on the Wolfeboro and conway branch out of Ossipee. Silver Lake Railroad runs three miles north of the Madison Depot.
  by SilverLakeRailroad
Here is the Spring Railroad Report. Things are going well!
  by b&m 1566
Nice report, glad to see this place is doing well. I wish I lived closer, so I too could help out. Hope the owner goes with the black with red and white stripes; it represents both the B&M and MEC. That scheme is one of my favorites.
  by SilverLakeRailroad
When it comes to volunteers a day a year is better than nothing at all! Thanks for your continual interest in our operation!
  by SilverLakeRailroad
Railfans Day is coming right up. Saturday September 27th.

Every year we like to do something different, and this year is no acceptation. This year we will be running two trains:

The Excursion Train- with three coaches, an engine on either end.

The Extra- The Blue A6, flat car, NEW*** MOW Mower, and the Orange A6. Ask for a "cab ride" to ride on the extra.

To make things interesting we will be switching an engine on the excursion train every run.

Extra Departures-

9:00AM (Boulder Road)
10:15AM (Boulder Road)
11:25AM (MP B128)
12:25PM (MP B128)
1:25PM (MP B128)
2:25PM (MP B128)
3:25PM (Boulder Road)

Excursion Train Departures-

9:30 AM (B&M 1555 South End, MEC 564 North End)
11 AM (A8 South End, MEC 564 North End)
12 PM (A8 South End, B&M 1555 North End)
1 PM (MEC 564 South End, B&M 1555 North End)
2 PM (MEC 564 South End, A8 North End)
3 PM (B&M 1555 South End, A8 North End)
  by RRFAN
I went to Madison post office and I saw a locomotive on display and it said Cranrail on it were did that one come from?
  by GP40MC1118
It came from Edaville. It's true heritage is unknown and its not an original
Edaville critter I think.

  by Cosmo
EDAville, by way of another collector who got it in between.
  by GP40MC1118
I looked it up in my engine rosters and came up with this:

Cranrail 2T Plymouth Model DGT? BN: BD: 1950 +/- 2 or 3 years.
Ex- (unknown)
Notes: Arrived sometime early 2000? Green body/black underframe. Has Ocean Spray decals.
Came from Mont Vernon Transportation Museum, Mont Vernon, N.H. Removed from property
by 4/03. Owned privately. 36” gauge.

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