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December 23rd, 2005

We spent the night with a friend in rural New Hampshire and got going late in the morning, working our way West toward Vermont. On the way, we stumbled upon a tourist railway, though not operating at the moment, in Meredith. We proceeded on to White River Junction and headed South along the NECR Palmer sub, stopping to check on the Concord and Claremont, to Bellows Falls where we watched an HLCX-painted Vermont Rail locomotive switch a handful of cars from VTR trackage onto NECR trackage.

Meredith, New Hampshire

(map) Meredith hosts the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and is situated fairly far from any other rail lines in central New Hampshire.

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Claremont, New Hampshire

(map) Claremont is the junction and interchange of the NECR and the Concord and Claremont Railroad (CCRR), between North Walpole, New Hampshire, and White River Junction, Vermont.

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Bellows Falls, Vermont

(map) Vermont Rail System member Green Mountain Railway meets the NECR at Bellows Falls. There is purported to be a GMRS Alco RS-1 here, as well. It is directly across the river from North Walpole, New Hampshire.

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HLCX-painted VTR 205 heads across the Bellows Falls diamond toward the GMRC North Walpole yard to work.

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North Walpole, New Hampshire

(map) The Vermont Rail Systems Green Mountain Railway terminates here. The NECR and the GMRC both cross the Connecticut River at North Walpole from Bellows Falls, Vermont.

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Bellows Falls, Vermont

(map) Vermont Rail System member Green Mountain Railway meets the NECR at Bellows Falls. There is purported to be a GMRS Alco RS-1 here, as well. It is directly across the river from North Walpole, New Hampshire.

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VTR 205 pushes 7 tank cars back across the diamond from the GMRC North Walpole yard.

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VTR 205 tows the first half of its train across the connecting track onto the NECR line.

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VTR 205 comes back across the river from dropping off its cars at NECR's North Walpole siding.

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VTR 205 backs down the connecting track to pick up the secnd half of its train.

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VTR locomotive 205 pulls the second half of its interchange train up the connecting track onto the NECR.

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VTR 205 backs down the NECR line with the second half of its interchange traffic toward the siding at North Walpole.

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