• St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

  • For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

    Providence and Worcester

    Their website is here: GWRR.com
    A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

Providence and Worcester

Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
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  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 reached the U.S. Canada border in Norton at 0835 with the following:

RM-1 805
GP40-3 3805
QG GP40 3105
AG GP40-2W 3014
5 centerbeam flats
3 covered hoppers
1 tank car
10 propane cars
2 boxcars
9 hi-cube boxcars

That's 30 cars total, all empties.

Also of note is that trackwork continues on the SLR Berlin and Sherbrooke Subs. In addition to the the two crossings near Norton Pond, they continue to install ties east of Norton and have also dumped ballast in various locations between Norton and North Stratford (at least).
Have a great day,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0813 with the following kind of "ugly duckling" locomotive consist:

GP40-2 3007 (the pale)
QGRY SD40U 6904 (the gray)
GP40-2 3035 (the bold)
12 centerbeam flats
2 bulkhead flats
18 propane cars
5 tank cars
6 covered hoppers
4 boxcars
12 hi-cube boxcars
2 hi-sided gondolas

That's 61 cars total, all empties.
Have a great weekend,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond in cold rain at 0752 with the following:

GP40-2 3047
QG GP40 3105
16 centerbeam flats
2 bulkhead flats
6 covered hoppers
3 tank cars
19 propane cars
16 hi-cube boxcars

That's 62 cars total, all empties. They were down to a slow crawl climbing out of the Pherrins River valley at Stevens Loop.
Have a great weekend,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0830 with the following:

QG GP40-2W 3014
GP40-2 3007
GP40-2 3035
7 centerbeam flats
3 propane cars
13 tank cars
6 hi-cube boxcars
2 covered hoppers

That's 31 cars total, all empties.
Have a great weekend,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Under a mix of sun and clouds, today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0750 with the following:

GP40 3004
GP40-3 3803
RM-1 803
7 centerbeam flats
2 tank cars
9 propane cars
1 hi-cube boxcar

That's 19 cars total, all empties.
Have a great day,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
On this beautiful late fall morning (this is the NEK after all), SLQ westbound 393 reached the U.S. Canada border in Norton at 0842 with the following:

QG GP40-2W 3014
GP40-2 3035
GP40-2 3007
GP40-3 3805
RM-1 805
7 centerbeam flats
2 bulkhead flats
8 covered hoppers
7 propane cars
9 tank cars
3 hi-sided gondolas
20 boxcars/hi-cube boxcars

That's 56 cars total, all empties. The engineer had only the first two locomotives on-line for this trip.
Have a great weekend,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Thanks, CN9634!

Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0752 with the following:

QG GP40 3105
GP40-2 3007
4 centerbeam flats
1 bulkhead flat
6 tank cars
15 propane cars
2 hi-cube boxcars
7 covered hoppers
1 hi-sided gondola

That's 36 cars total, all empties.

Yesterday's 393 was also of a similar length (roughly 35 cars) and was pulled by GP40 3004, GP40-3 3803, and RM-1 803. Unfortunately, I had to get to work and couldn't wait around for them to depart Island Pond.

Yesterday and today, they have been reworking the Stone Dam crossing between Island Pond and North Stratford.
Have a great night,
Fritz
  by NHV 669
 
They ran a ballast extra earlier this week, somewhere in the general NH area.
  by Fritz
 
NHV669,
And they ran extra road trains last night ... today's SLQ westbound 393 reached Norton at 0825 with the following:

GP40-2 3035
GP40-3 3805
RM-1 805
GP40-2 3047
2 centerbeam flats
3 covered hoppers
3 tank cars
14 propane cars
1 boxcar
1 hi-cube boxcar

That's 24 cars total, all empties.

Work on the Stone Dam crossing appears to be complete, 8 ex-CN ballast hoppers are loaded and ready to go at East Brighton, and the Harsco Mark IV tamper and Kershaw regulator were parked on the "House Track" in Island Pond.
Have a great night,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0805 with the following:

GP40 3004
GP40-3 3803
RM-1 803
13 centerbeam flats
2 bulkhead flats
4 hi-cube boxcars
10 propane cars

That's 29 cars total, all empties.

Meanwhile the tamper and regulator were "warming up" on the house track. When I passed through Island Pond tonight, there were not there.
Have a great weekend,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
The fifth and final SLQ westbound 393 of the week departed Island Pond at 0746 with the following:

RM-1 804
GP40-3 3804
RLHH SD40-2 3403
7 centerbeam flats
11 hi-cube boxcars
11 propane cars
6 tank cars
1 covered hopper

That's 36 cars total, all empties.

Meanwhile, the tamper and regulator were preparing to resurface the track in the vicinity of Norton.
Have a great weekend,
Fritz
  by S1f3432
 
The east end of the RR has also been seeing maintenance work going on. Ballast was dumped on
the shoulders at various locations either side of Oxford and onward towards Mechanic Falls several
weeks ago and bundles of ties spotted here and there. Hi-rail boom truck and other equipment was
parked at the South Paris station over night several nights recently but was too dark for me to
identify what it was. Taking advantage of the weather while they can.
  by BobLI
 
Any pictures of the work being done around Norton. I have a cousin in Norton so I’m familiar with the area .Stayed In a cabin opposite the post office this summer and had a great rail fan view. Tracks were right outside back window!
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