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CSRR 15 and 6516 at North Conway, NH by Otto Vondrak
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In the yard at North Conway. CSRR 15 is former Maine Central, built in 1954, and was used on MOW trains and other light duty. Unit is for sale as of June 2009, and last operated in 2005. It was the first diesel to come to Conway Scenic. The 6516 was pondering its fate as it prepared to depart CSRR and start a new life on Pan Am Railways.

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We vacationed up in Conway, NH, this past weekend. It was gorgeous and I miss it already. Pretty sure I left a portion of my soul up there on those rainy mountains. Also sad that I’d forgotten the tail I’d gotten from naturepunk, but he’ll be coming up Monadonak this Saturday, so he’ll get his fair share of mountain air. (Forgive the quality of the pics. I make no claim to be good at taking them, and all I had to work with was my phone camera.) 

I’d be painting all the mountains and making more bandannas if my hands weren’t on the fritz. Color me grumpy. 

Here is Canadian National #7470, “disguised” as a Boston & Maine locomotive for the movie “A Separate Peace” in 1971. The location is Rockingham Junction, NH, where the Boston-Portland mainline met the Manchester-Portsmouth branch. The coaches that #7470 is pulling came from the Maine Central Railroad’s work train, and were also made to look like B&M equipment. #7470 is now operating at the Conway Scenic Railroad.