• Lamoille Valley thread

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

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  by passumpsic1
 
I never knew the LVRC but its sad to see another piece of New England railroading history lost.
  by B&M 1227
 
Sad to see another lost. It's safe to say 7801 will be around for awhile on the D-L, and 7802/7803 appear to still be part of the Pioneer Rail Services system. In terms of trains 87 times smaller, I've progressed a little more on my model of 7804 since I last posted photos...
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  by passumpsic1
 
Very nice. are you the one with the website
  by B&M 1227
 
No that is not me. You may be thinking of Mike McNamara who models the LVRC before the chopnose era.
  by thebigham
 
B&M 1227 wrote:Sad to see another lost. It's safe to say 7801 will be around for awhile on the D-L, and 7802/7803 appear to still be part of the Pioneer Rail Services system. In terms of trains 87 times smaller, I've progressed a little more on my model of 7804 since I last posted photos...
I think #7802 was scrapped years ago. It was damaged while on the LVRC. That's why they got #7805.

Pics of #7802:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/Locopi ... ?id=142338

#7803 was out of service in Iowa back in 2008. I've asked if it is still around.
  by MikeVT
 
Interestingly I was in St J yesterday. I noticed they are making progress with the rail trail into town. I think there is only one more missing bridge that still needs to be replaced/reworked and then you can ride the trail from Joes Pond to St J. Not sure what all needs to be done for the trail to continue to Hardwick. Stinks that its not rail but at least the area will be getting some benefit and the ROW will be maintained.
  by thebigham
 
Does anyone know where former LVRC #7802 is in Iowa?

It's presently: West Michigan RR #203.
  by thebigham
 
Ex LVRC #7803 is being scrapped in IL.
  by B&M 1227
 
So now we're down to what, 7801 and 3612? Shucks.
  by MikeVT
 
Some of the Lamoille still around. The city of Walcott is pushing the owner of a GE 70 ton switcher to remove the engine from public property. Its been setting by the old train station for years.

The owner says he plans to restore. Not sure why.
  by b&m 1566
 
They should donate the engine to either Brooks Preservation Society for restoration and use on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad or donate it to the Downeast Scenic Railroad.
My 2 cents.
  by Cosmo
 
There is at least ONE Lamoille Valley coach still left in original paint at the Valley RR in CT.
There are others which have already been repainted.
  by thebigham
 
b&m 1566 wrote:They should donate the engine to either Brooks Preservation Society for restoration and use on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad or donate it to the Downeast Scenic Railroad.
My 2 cents.
That engine is junk. I don't think it has its engine still in it.
  by b&m 1566
 
That's fine, was just throwing a little humor into it.
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