• Portsmouth Branch Activity

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by Jonathan603
 
I thought we were talking about the siding that runs alongside the woods track. It runs from Rockingham and ends before the 85 bridge? That’s a pretty small stretch.
  by Trinnau
 
That's referred to as the passing track. Probably dates back to a much busier time and different use. The Controlled Siding we are discussing is the name for the 2nd track from 256 to 258.
  by Jonathan603
 
Ah ok. Thanks for clarifying.
  by Jonathan603
 
I have not seen or heard any DO-1 action on the branch line in the past week. Two CH and some gondala's have been sat at the yard for a few days at least. Hope to see something soon. Anyone else seen anything?

Also and at the risk of repeating myself again... Does anyone know who bought the station building at Rockingham? There are some permanent looking "No Parking" signs around the building and an invisible dog fence has been installed too (either that or they are just reusing flags for something else!)

Apologies if the image below appears upside down. My phone tends to do that.
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  by MECFAN
 
The station never sold, the owner changed his mind and decided to keep it.
I chatted with him a few days ago when I stopped by and he was there.
Current plan is to jack it up 18" where it sits to get it off the ground and continue restoration, Yay!!!
  by Hux
 
Flags in ground are probably from Dig Safe marking underground utilities
  by arthur d.
 
Trinnau wrote: Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:45 pm That's referred to as the passing track. Probably dates back to a much busier time and different use. The Controlled Siding we are discussing is the name for the 2nd track from 256 to 258.
The switches that were replaced are the ones from the CS to the passing track.
  by Jonathan603
 
Nice. Looks like it will be a bike rental place then. Looking forward to seeing the final reno. They certainly cleared a lot of trees for parking presumably.
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