• Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad (HOBO, Winnipesaukee Scenic)

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

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  by p42thedowneaster
 
I'm pretty sure the state owned locomotive situation is something thats been going on for a very very long time. I think these were originally acquired for operations of the North Stratford RR and the Lincoln line post B&M/MEC years. I believe the other two ALCos came from the Wolfeboro and Maine Coast RRs.

Deep phisophical question....
If an S3 now wears Blunt trucks (instead of her original AAR trucks) does that not make her now an S1? 1186 had AAR trucks on the Wolfeboro, but not anymore.
No complaints though, Blunt trucks are far more interesting to look at!
  by p42thedowneaster
 
As far as I know they are still seperate entities.

I'm not sure if this is true or still accurate...but I heard they had an interesting agreement. Since the CLDT made all the box lunches for the day trips, the Hobo provided motive power for the dinner train in return.
  by b&m 1566
 
I never realized the dinner train was separate from the railroad.

Does the railroad plan to run excursion trains this year for the Pumpkin Festival? It takes place 10/22. Checking the festival website, I couldn't find anything about train rides.
  by b&m 1566
 
Never mind, it is on the website, there will be train rides.
  by diburning
 
p42thedowneaster wrote:As far as I know they are still seperate entities.

I'm not sure if this is true or still accurate...but I heard they had an interesting agreement. Since the CLDT made all the box lunches for the day trips, the Hobo provided motive power for the dinner train in return.
Does CLDT own the equipment for the train? If so, do the cars have any sort of reporting marks? Or do they not since the train isn't interchange equipment? They have an interesting combination of equipment, and I would like to know the history behind them.
  by b&m 1566
 
Has anyone else noticed the striping on HOBO 1921, is incorrect? Note the narrowing of the stripes as they turn downward on the nose.
Here's a photo of the correct striping.
  by Mikejf
 
So? That is how it came to them, correct? It was only painted that way to represent the paint jobs of the B&M, not for accuracy. 99.9% of the people that ride behind the locomotive will never notice the difference.
  by MEC407
 
I don't think 1566 was trying to criticize anything/anyone, but merely asking if anyone else had noticed.

I hadn't noticed until now.

I'm wondering if the T painted that unit in-house or if the paint job was contracted out. (Their GP40 and their GP18 were painted by Guilford, for example.)

In fairness to whoever painted it, B&M did some less-than-perfect paint jobs back in the day, and a few that were downright sloppy. They also did some that were excellent. There's a lot of variability depending on the time period and depending on the management at any given time.
  by bm1838
 
When the 77 was painted, personnel came down from Waterville and took paint samples of the maroon and gold and stripe measurements off the 573 in North Conway. The 77 and 573 should both be close matches.

Cory
  by b&m 1566
 
The caption of this picture says that 1921 is owned by the Budd RDC Foundation. I knew it was privately owned and leased to the Plymouth & Lincoln but until now, I didn't know who owned it. A very quick google search turned up nothing on the Budd RDC Foundation and I've never heard of it. Does anyone have more information on them? Is it a local foundation, national?
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