Monday, May 2, 2011
NECR May Day Switching at White River Jct.
New England Central's White River Jct. switcher, symbol 600, is a Sunday through Thursday daylight job based out of the White River depot. On Sunday, May 1, the dynamic duo of NECR GP38 3847 and 3851 set out to switch out a hefty cut of backlogged Washington County Railroad interchange traffic after several days of shoring up and rebuilding a portion of their Lyndonville Sub following flooding. The GP38 pair is seen working out of the White River Jct. yard and passing structures that have seen the passing of steam and advent of the Ne England Central at mile 15 of the NECR Roxbury Sub.
The pair of blue and gold geeps then headed south to Bank to interchange 30-odd cars with the WACR. Included in the consist were several boxcars for Justin's Services, a trio of LAFX cement powder hoppers and multiple log cars. Passing the historic White River Jct. depot - for which it should be noted will be part of the Harford 250th Anniversary this year - with the log traffic a car off the headpin. The train would later roll south to North Walpole, NH to take a cut of empty traffic that had accumulated on the WACR.
Another pristine day in the Upper Valley and NECR was there to lend to the Spring colors...