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Date: 10/09/19 10:53
Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: LV95032

 Nice shortline operation. Location needed?




Date: 10/09/19 11:39
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: DavidP

LV95032 Wrote:
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>  Nice shortline operation. Location needed?

Claremont, NH.  I think this is along NH Rte 12.

Dave



Date: 10/09/19 11:49
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: CPR_4000

That's on NH Route 103 (Google shows it as 12 and 103) in West Claremont. The unit in the distance is No. 31 coming up Plains Road from Coy Paper. This was the western extremity of the former electrified trackage. To get 50-foot cars around the sharp curves into Coy they had to remove the knuckles from engine and car and insert a temporary drawbar that was held in place using the knuckle pins.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/19 11:52 by CPR_4000.



Date: 10/09/19 12:56
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: LV95032

Thanks
 



Date: 10/09/19 14:51
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: briancdn

What a wonderful photo; begs to be modelled!

Brian N.



Date: 10/09/19 15:13
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: GBW309

Classic railroad image!

Dave



Date: 10/09/19 16:07
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: refarkas

A historical "gem" of a photo.
Bob



Date: 10/09/19 16:10
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: SPDRGWfan

Two 44 tonners for the price of one!



Date: 10/09/19 16:39
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for sharing. I don't see any crossbuck or any other kind of crossing warning in the distance.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 10/09/19 17:26
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: TS735

What a wonderful photo. Former electric, shortline railroading at its best with tight curves, odd street running arrangements and the ubiquitous GE 44-tonners. The neighborhood convienience store on the right completes the scene.

Ryan Barber
Stockton, CA



Date: 10/09/19 21:11
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: wpamtk

I shot that operation in October 1980--one of the most remarkable days of railfanning I've ever experienced.



Date: 10/09/19 22:32
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: SD45X

Sweet!!



Date: 10/10/19 12:17
Re: Claremont and Concord 44tonners at work.
Author: DavidP

There are quite a few photos of the C&C from this era on the usual online sources.  Many show two 44-tonners working in close proximity on the former electric trackage.  Was there a specific operational reason for that?

Dave



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