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

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  by BandA
 
There is no way to do a ¨second rebuild¨ and ¨recertify¨ a freight car? 50 years is a long long time, but if they have been continuously maintained to a high standard...
  by Dick H
 
The NHN had six GP9s at one time, 1755 through 1760. The 1756 was sold to PAR, who reportedly
had plans to make it into a slug. However, they stripped it for parts and scrapped the rest. The
1757 was sold to the 470 club and moved to the Conway Scenic and is currently being parted out
to provide parts to get the former B&M 4268 up and running.

The other four, 1755, 1758, 1759 and the 1760 were sold to the Adrian and Blissfield RR in Michigan,
A bit of searching on the net shows they repainted the 1758 and 1760 into their gray with yellow
stripes paint scheme. They are both in service, along with the 1759, still in NHN colors. As far as
I can determine the 1755 is stored. The ADBN has two other GP9s, 1751 and 1752, both in service.
EMD built 3436 GP9 locos in the US between 1/54 and 12/59 Good to see some 9s still soldier on.
  by Dick H
 
NHN/BODO got stuck behind a PAR broken down freight this AM (8/21) and had to tie down at Atkinson NH.
Interesting that all four units were on the train that went to Boston on Monday night. Thanks to Hayden'
Logan for the fine photo.

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Second photo by Hayden Logan here.
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  by gokeefe
 
BandA wrote:There is no way to do a ¨second rebuild¨ and ¨recertify¨ a freight car? 50 years is a long long time, but if they have been continuously maintained to a high standard...
There is but you only get 10 additional years and the certification process is very cumbersome.
  by BostonUrbEx
 
Dick H wrote:Interesting that all four units were on the train that went to Boston on Monday night
FURX 5509 was in BET for wheel truing over the weekend. They probably went down with three, and picked that one up for the return.
  by Dick H
 
The DOBO train to Boston did not run Thursday evening due to the PAR/MBTA
line in Lawrence and Andover being shut down due to a gas line malfunction,
that caused as many as 70 building fires in the area. A PAR crew did take the
NHN power to Rockingham to rescue DO-1 and bring it to Dover.

The line was still closed this AM, so the NHN took their power back to Ossipee
and left the loaded train at Dover. Radio chatter indicated that the NHN power
will return to Dover for a Sunday evening run to Boston.
  by NHV 669
 
In other news, a poster to that page reports that a box truck has struck the underpass on Haven Hill Road in Rochester.
  by Hux
 
Never ceases to amaze the illiteracy and lack of math skills when it comes to vehicle height and low clearance structures.
  by Backshophoss
 
That's what you get for following a GPS Map program made for cars and pickup trucks,useless for Comm Vehicles like
straight box Truck! :P :P :P
  by NRGeep
 
Did Boston Sand & Gravel ever have a switcher or was/is switching always been done by NHN/previously B&M road power?
  by GP40MC1118
 
BS&G has used trackmobiles in the past. For the longest time now, they use a front end loader to switch cars.

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