Monday, September 19, 2016

"RAILROADS OF SARATOGA COUNTY"

"RAILROADS OF SARATOGA COUNTY"


Thursday, September 22, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Hadley Town Hall
Hadley, N.Y.




PHOTO: Joseph A. Smith/Ken Bradford Collection

Please join us in welcoming author, photographer and  adjunct lecturer in transportation history at H.V.C.C. and SUNY Adirondack, Gino DiCarlo.    Mr. DiCarlo is the author of Trolleys of the Capital District, an historical perspective on the trolley systems that once canvassed the Capital District.  His next book will feature the history of  the Saratoga and Mt. McGregor Railroad.
It should be a very informative program.  So please mark your calendars and join us on September 22.
The program is free and open to the public.  For further information please call 518/696-3494 or email kinnearmuseum@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

West Lebanon, NH

West Lebanon, (Westboro) New Hampshire...Railroad Town

I recently brought my son to Dartmouth for a doctor's appointment.  With a little time to kill I decided to do some railroad exploring...



Just across the Conn. River from here is White River Junction.  This side of the river is a 2.8 mile stretch of former B&M Trackage that serves several customers.  Their power being a Geep and S4.


In July of 2000, our friends at Guilford Railroad Corp. sold this small piece of track (Former B&M Mileposts 140 to 142.78) to the State of New Hampshire.  The Claremont and Concord Railroad was chosen as the designated operator.


This ALCO S4 is the back-up power to the C&C Geep-9, Number 1907.  Cars are delivered to White River Junction via the NECR and moved across the river to West Lebanon.


Here's a shot of the 1907, the main power on the Spur.


Originally this was built as The Northern Railroad which eventually succumbed to the Boston And Maine.  The abandoned trackage is a Rail-Trail from Lebanon, NH to Boscawen.  A total of 59 miles.


The ALCO's history is seen coming through the paint.


New owners of the Claremont and Concord, The Genesee & Wyoming have a small shop here.  The track extends through the building for another 200 feet, or so.


This former B&M Freight House is located right along the Yard, but was moved from a different location.


A former B&M Roundhouse sits on the East-end of the yard.  Years of abuse are showing, but the state is trying to secure funds to preserve the building.


All Photos Gino DiCarlo 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Railroads Of Saratoga County

-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HADLEY-LAKE LUZERNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 
presents
 
"RAILROADS OF SARATOGA COUNTY"



Thursday, September 22, 2016
 
7:00 p.m.
 
Hadley Town Hall
Hadley, N.Y.
 
 
Please join us in welcoming author, photographer and  adjunct lecturer in transportation history at H.V.C.C. and SUNY Adirondack, Gino DiCarlo.    Mr. DiCarlo is the author of Trolleys of the Capital District, an historical perspective on the trolley systems that once canvassed the Capital District.  His next book will feature the history of  the Saratoga and Mt. McGregor Railroad.
 
It should be a very informative program.  So please mark your calendars and join us on September 22.
 
The program is free and open to the public.  For further information please call 518/696-3494 or email kinnearmuseum@gmail.com
Hadley-Luzerne Historical Society
Box 275
52 Main Street
Lake Luzerne, N.Y.  12846
518/696-4520
Visit our web site:  www.kinnearmuseum.blogspot.com

Monday, February 1, 2016

Saratoga and North Creek 8524


New in the Atlas Model Railroad Catalog.


The perfect addition to your HO layout!



Available soon in HO Scale!!!!! For more info, check out their web-site: http://www.atlasrr.com/