Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

New England Railroading

During our visit to Springfield we decided to rail fan along the New England Central and Vermont Central. We visited Palmer, Bellows Falls and White River Junction.

This is the tunnel that runs under the town just south of the station at Bellows Falls.

No trains but I really liked this truck. Love to have it in HO.

Here is the yard at Bellows Falls. The station and yard office is on the right.

At the end of the yard you can see these RDCs in the bush.

We crossed the river into New Hamshire to watch the local Vermont

Photo angle was right as we watched the action.

Left a single car on the main as he backed into the siding,

One of the bridges at Bellows Falls. The track crosses the main and goes into the yard from here.

New England Central uses old Conrail power for switching their North and South Yard at White River Junction. Only this unit remains in it's overnight parking spot as the other does the work.

Green Mountain railway has left their plow in the siding at White River Junction.

From the platform a closeup of this NECX road switcher.

A view of the station looking North.

Irving has an oil facility right next to the burnt out roundhouse. They are working on the roof beams. Not sure if they plan to rebuild or they are just getting the steel.

Lots of work and you can see the main is blocked and the station track is free for thru traffic.

Here is the a closeup in the north yard.

CSX at Speed crossing the diamond at Palmer

Two NECX units at the freight yard in Palmer.

This side on shot shows that the NECX has many second hand units that have yet to be painted in their scheme.
All in all we had blue sky days and good photo angles. Hope you enjoyed them. I think I will post some more photos of the layout progress and a new project I have been working on. A Craftsman structure based 6/2 free mo module set.


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