• Lamoille Valley thread

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  by B&M 1227
 
Yes, the road south out of StJ has been widened and graded, obliterating the underpass.
  by thebigham
 
More views of the rail-trail leaving St J:

High St crossing of the rail-trail in St Johnsbury:

https://www.google.com/maps?q=St.+Johns ... 0,9.1&z=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Remaining Mt. Vernon St bridge abutment:

https://www.google.com/maps?q=St.+Johns ... ,9.24&z=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Removed Mt. Vernon St bridge abutment location:

https://www.google.com/maps?q=St.+Johns ... ,4.62&z=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by MikeVT
 
There is now a bridge at MT Vermon Street
  by b&m 1566
 
Why was the railroad bridge removed only to have another one installed for the rail trail?
  by thebigham
 
^The original one probably had clearance issues.

The rail trail bridge is probably higher.
  by thebigham
 
2 new LVRC photos have been posted at NERail:

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=213797" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Lamoille Valley Freight passes thru Vermont Pasture

Lamoille Valley Freight passes thru a quiet pasture somewhere between Morrisville and Fonda Junction, Vt.

Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, May 16, 1982.

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=213796" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Lamoille Valley RS-3 at Richmond, Vt.

Lamoille Valley RS-3 1805 crosses the Winooski River at Richmond, Vt.

Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, May 16, 1982.
  by NHV 669
 
hi, new to the RR.net forums. saw a question on page one that went unanswered. does anybody have any idea of the whereabouts of NHVT 669? this thread seems to be the only mention of it anywhere in the New England RR board
  by MEC407
 
NHVT 669 became Florida West Coast (FWCR) 669 in the year 2000. I actually saw it at Rigby Yard in South Portland, Maine, as it was headed south to Florida.

It is now Florida Central (FCEN) 60.
  by NHV 669
 
MEC407 wrote:NHVT 669 became Florida West Coast (FWCR) 669 in the year 2000. I actually saw it at Rigby Yard in South Portland, Maine, as it was headed south to Florida.

It is now Florida Central (FCEN) 60.
fantastic... i figured it may have met its demise once NHVT ceased to exist. any idea on #3800 (GP38)?
  by MEC407
 
Here's what I could find about the 3800:
PAR381 wrote:The NHVT 3800 was the Maine Central 258. When the NHVT stopped operating it was returned to Helm and was sold to the Ottawa Valley Rail Link
  by NHV 669
 
MEC407 wrote:Here's what I could find about the 3800:
PAR381 wrote:The NHVT 3800 was the Maine Central 258. When the NHVT stopped operating it was returned to Helm and was sold to the Ottawa Valley Rail Link
thanks for the info on those two loco's, i was able to locate proof on RRArchives of them (3800 is now OVRL 2000) and their new homes. I was raised just a 10 minute drive from the old MEC/B&M junction in Whitefield, just in time to see the railroad's operations come to a halt. These were the only two i ever saw on the line besides a few stray Guilford units (25 & 52), and once got a ride on 669, long ago. its sad to see all the small railroads disappearing up north here, as i almost never see anything on the VRS lines, and only the NECR when visiting down south. Of course, it doesn't help with everyone still existing running trains in the middle of the night.

edit: 2000 is now RLK 3873
  by mandealco
 
Hi
I thought I knew lots about the motive power of the Lamoille Valley, but I've just seen something on Ebay that was a complete surprise. There are a couple of slides for sale, showing Cartier Geeps in Morrisville. What's the story behind the pair of Canadian built GP-9s. The slides are dated July 1990. One of the Geeps is in the older green and yellow scheme, the other in the newer orange and black. Any more on these?
Cheers
Steve
  by FLRailFan1
 
Does anyone know what businesses were served by the LV? I wonder who would like rail service now.
  by thebigham
 
^That's the old Cambridge Junction, correct?

The location of the 3 bridge covered bridge at Swanton has had a new all steel bridge built on the original piers:

http://tinyurl.com/puyuu42" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A view of the old covered bridge:

http://www.vermontbridges.com/swanton%2 ... juaire.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://www.cardcow.com/images/set86/card00622_fr.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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