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.