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hudsonelectric
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New England Narrow Gauge
 
« on: Mar 6th, 2006, 7:58am »
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Many modelers and railfans are familiar with the 2' gauge railroads of Maine, but what about other NG roads throughout New England? A well known 3' operation was the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn RR, but there were three other NG roads that operated in Massachusetts The railroad that began the 2' gauge trend was the Billerica & Bedford Railroad that operated between those two locations. It was built in 1877 and was dismantled one year later!

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Re: New England Narrow Gauge
 
« Reply #1 on: Mar 6th, 2006, 10:24am »
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Hi Russ,
 
Don't leave out the Edaville RR. in South Carver, Mass. This is also a two footer. I have ridden the little trains many times and once had the honor and privilege of helping the hostler clean out the firebox. Made the snow really nasty looking.


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Re: New England Narrow Gauge
 
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 12:58am »
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Gentlemen,
 
Did we forget the following ..  
 
2 foot gauge - W.W. & F . RR
2 foot gauge - S.R. & R. L. RR  
2 foot gauge - MONSON RR
 
These narrow gauge rail lines were in Maine, the last time I checked the state of MAINE is part of New England !!  
 
Mr. T. Starr


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Re: New England Narrow Gauge
 
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 2:33pm »
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on Aug 10th, 2008, 12:58am, Mr. Starr wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Gentlemen,
 
Did we forget the following ..  
 
2 foot gauge - W.W. & F . RR
2 foot gauge - S.R. & R. L. RR  
2 foot gauge - MONSON RR
 
These narrow gauge rail lines were in Maine, the last time I checked the state of MAINE is part of New England !!  
 
Mr. T. Starr

 
I think the original point was that most people are familiar with the Maine Narrow Gauge railroads, and not familiar with other narrow gauge operations in New England.
 
Jon


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« Reply #4 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 3:19pm »
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Jon -  
 
  Answer this question. Isn't the state of MAINE part of NEW ENGLAND?  
 
YES  
 
NO  


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« Reply #5 on: Aug 10th, 2008, 5:09pm »
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Mr. Starr,
 
Yes, Maine is part of New England.  No one is arguing that, and no one is forgetting about the Maine 2-foot gauge railroads.  I refer you again to the original post. Please note the opening sentence . . .
 
 
on Mar 6th, 2006, 7:58am, hudsonelectric wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Many modelers and railfans are familiar with the 2' gauge railroads of Maine, but what about other NG roads throughout New England? A well known 3' operation was the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn RR, but there were three other NG roads that operated in Massachusetts The railroad that began the 2' gauge trend was the Billerica & Bedford Railroad that operated between those two locations. It was built in 1877 and was dismantled one year later!



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Re: New England Narrow Gauge
 
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on Mar 6th, 2006, 7:58am, hudsonelectric wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Many modelers and railfans are familiar with the 2' gauge railroads of Maine, but what about other NG roads throughout New England? A well known 3' operation was the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn RR, but there were three other NG roads that operated in Massachusetts The railroad that began the 2' gauge trend was the Billerica & Bedford Railroad that operated between those two locations. It was built in 1877 and was dismantled one year later!

 
 
In Vermont the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington and the West River were both 3 footers. In NH you also had 3 foot rails on the Profile & Franconia Notch.


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