by b&m 1566
Rebuilt? I'm sorry you've lost me, what are you referring to/asking?
It takes real skill to choke on air, fall up the stairs and trip over nothing. I have those skills.
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BandA wrote: ↑Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:03 am The parts that are active lines, will they add these costs to fees the railroads pay, over say 40 years? $2M for bridges is not much money at all. Why are there not federal grants available? That's a lot of ties!The regular fund doesn't cover the cost needed to fix such issues, that's why the NHDOT had to apply for emergency funds. Thankfully the state legislature approved those funds. As for what the Conway Scenic is responsible for, I really don't know, it all depends how the lease is written, I've never seen it myself but I'm sure there's a public disclosure for it, I've just never gone looking for it.
Which portion is applicable to the CSRX? I had assumed that CSRX was doing their own track work.
The daily schedule starting Saturday will be Valley trains running at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with boarding at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
The Bartlett train will depart North Conway at 1 p.m., with boarding at 12:30 p.m.
Cars will be run at about 30 percent capacity to allow for social distancing between groups of at least 6 feet, with assigned seating, said Swirk and Solomon.
In addition, one car on the Valley Train has been retrofitted for those with underlying conditions and special health concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.
Master carpenter George Small has spent the spring working on the car by adding wooden compartments, similar to what one might find on The Orient Express, with plexiglass partitions that allow passengers in their compartments to look outside through windows that open to bring in the fresh air.
Another new change is rechristening the formerly called Notch Train as “The Mountaineer,” its traditional name for the joint Boston & Maine's Maine Central service through Crawford Notch.
A rededication of the Mountaineer under its new (old) name is set for June 27, with a special run at noon through Crawford Notch (boarding time, 11:30 a.m.) for a five-hour up-and-back trip, including a half-hour ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start.
The Mountaineer in summer will run Tuesdays and Saturdays at noon with an 11:30 a.m. boarding time for four-hour runs departing North Conway.
The layover time at Crawford Depot has been shortened to 35 minutes, Solomon said.
In other new developments, the Conway Scenic got conditional approval from the Conway Planning Board on June 11 for a new 4,840-square-foot storage structure off West Main Street in Conway Village at the railroad’s southern terminus that will not only be used to house historic railroad equipment during the winter, but will also be used to store equipment for special events that the tourist railroad plans to bring to that end of town.Edit: I had heard rumors of the development but I thought they were going after the building that exist west of the tracks, in between North Rd and Haven Ln. I guess that property has been sitting empty for some time now.