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Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  7:59:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know much about the Hardwick & Woodbury Railroad or any other railroads that serviced granite quarries in the Northeast in the late 1800's to early 1900's? From the little info I've found via google, this sounds like it'd be a great railroad to model.

Railroad operations consisted of quarry switching, main line hauling and yard switching with three Shays and a massive fleet of over 40 flat cars. There was also a quarry-village railroad connection that allowed quarry workers living in the village to commute to work. Monday through Saturday the train left Hardwick at 6:15 a.m. and returned from the quarries at 5 p.m.

Railroad Model Craftsman published a H&W layout by Robert Jones in April, 2005. I ordered the back issue today but the lady informed me it might be four to six weeks before I receive my copy.

Any additional info on this railroad would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted - 09/30/2009 :  07:49:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If your are a member of the NMRA you always have access to their library for free. They can also send you copies of any articles.

Chuck Faist
Burlington, Ontario
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Posted - 09/30/2009 :  10:36:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good info, JT. I plan on having a quarry on my Northeastern style RR so this is great.

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