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b&m 1566 wrote:Because people could take the train for a day of skiing at Cranmore. It would create less traffic congestion on 16Jonathan wrote:What's the probability of Shuttles being run on the Conway branch this winter?0%.
Why do you think they should run shuttle trains to/from North Conway and Conway?
Jonathan wrote: Because people could take the train for a day of skiing at Cranmore. It would create less traffic congestion on 16Never going to happen.
NHV 669 wrote:John, those reports are directly tied to the RFP I mentioned several times a few pages back. All several years old, but with still somewhat valid info. They figured how much rehab would cost for both lines in a multi-phase effort, starting with operating at a bare minimum class I, and working up to a full class II. They then put out the Request For Proposal, soliciting operators to possibly run through freight on either the entirety of the Mt. Division, or the entirety of the Conway Branch to current end-of-track down by the pit. Not a single carrier, including CSRX or NHN, put in a bid, and not much noise has been made since. If freight is going to move on either line, a serious customer is going to have to petition the state, and the current/nearest operator, and likely pony up some serious $$$ for track repair. More than likely it will take several serious customers, with serious carload potential. A couple of guys saying "I'd like to use rail", getting a few cars a week, or a handful a month just isn't going to cut it.
As for the Attitash flag stop being added, that doesn't make them anything close to the MBTA. It is simply a wise business move to add an unofficial stop where one is certainly necessitated on a more-seasonal basis. Stopping a few extra times a day, a handful of times a week, for a few months out of the year, does not make a tourist road a commuter one.
Jonathan wrote:Does anybody know where the 5 acres of land that CSRX purchased @ Conway yard is?Opposite side of train tracks from the freight house. Trees that were growing up along the ROW were cut down, the dead end siding that was next to the main was pulled up and platforms put down in its place for passengers to get off and on the train. They cleaned up the area a lot, it looks really nice and open now.