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rsullivan
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19 Jul 2017, 23:54 #11

Rodeo Joe wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 23:17
Hi Richard,

The text says the RDCs were crossing the Blackstone River at Albion, RI with a fan trip from Providence to Peterboro NH. No signs of flooding in this picture, just snow covered grounds, buildings and the ROW.

Joe
Thanks Mr. Joe. The articles I read specifically mentioned Connecticut and Massachusetts. In Eastern Connecticut the flooding was attributed to the rainfall along the river valleys and into the Worcester estuary. The articles said the estuary fed the Connecticut rivers. The Blackstone River, and none of the other rivers in Rhodes Island were mention by name and may not have had any real impact the way the river valleys to the west of Rhodes Island did. They talked about Governor Ribicoff flying all around Connecticut in a helicopter, but nothing about either governor from Massachusetts or Rhodes Island. I'm glad the storm didn't impact Rhodes Island like it did Connecticut so we can enjoy the picture featured in the calendar. Thanks for sharing the location.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967
3668 Lone Valley Road
Calvert City, Kentucky 42029-832
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NH746EJO
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20 Jul 2017, 14:12 #12

RIDE THE FAN TRIP TO PETEBORO

If you want to ride the RDC trip from Providence to Petrboro, NH go to the video Stevebolte posted here on July 5 -- "Another You Tube NH Video".  The segment starts at 29.22 minutes and ends at 34.36 minutes.  The segment was filmed from both the front and rear of the RDC train.  It starts at the Providence Union Station, rolls along Northup Ave. yard, zips below the Pawtuket-Central Falls station and through Boston Switch, crosses the Blackstone River at Valley Falls and moves along the river through Lonsdale.  The photo stop at the Blackstone River bridge in Albion starts at 31.23 minutes.   I don't have my calendar yet so I haven't seen the still photo but I'm fairly certain it will match the film segment.  I can't explain the snow.  The October 26, 1955 trip was sponsored by the New England Railfans Association.  It left Providence at 8:30 AM with a two hour layover in Peterboro.  Fare was $4.75.  I missed that trip but at 34.36 minutes, directly after the RDC trip, begins the Providence-Maybrook trip which I did ride.  That trip ran on June 26th, 1955 and since it follows the film's RDC trip, I'm wondering if the date of the calendar shot is wrong ??  However, although the snow is a puzzle, I don't know of a Peterboro trip in the snow season.
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Rodeo Joe
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20 Jul 2017, 20:40 #13

Watching the video now and there's snow everywhere, from Providence to the photo stop at the bridge. People are dressed like it's the middle of winter. I'm wondering if this is a different trip, the video and calendar picture? 

Cool video, going back to watch the rest!

Joe
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rsullivan
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21 Jul 2017, 21:02 #14

Mr. Joe. I just received my copy of the calendar and after a small bribe (additional money into my stainless steel dining / grill car account) got to see the November picture. The caption mentions the washouts along the Providence & Worcester line causing the postponement on October 16th. The date and the term washout seem to indicate there was some direct impact on this trip from the storm. It looks like Rhodes Island was much colder than the rest of Southern New England in mid-October, which is nice because it gives this pretty image.
Richard H. Sillivan, Jr.  member #3967
3668 Lone Valley Road
Calvert City, Kentucky 42029-8322
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NHRHTA1
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21 Jul 2017, 23:49 #15

When I put the Calendar together Bill and I try not to second guess what the photographer either gives us or what is marked on the slide.
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michael78651
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22 Jul 2017, 04:56 #16

My order is in the mail!
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Bill Dulmaine
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22 Jul 2017, 16:36 #17

Bill Reidy wrote: Checking the weather records for Boston for the month of October 1955, it is very unlikely there was any measurable snow on the ground in southern New England that month.  The coolest days had highs in the mid-50s, 3-4 days before the 20th.  High temperature in Boston was 66 on the 20th.

Having measurable snow on the ground that early in the season would be a very unusual event.
As the late Paul Harvey would have said ---"And here is the rest of the story"

Wayne Drummond traditionally solicits slide material from members for the calendar.  Lately we have had fewer and fewer submissions.

To produce the 2018 calendar, I used some of the in-house slide material we had on hand.

The November photo was found in the Dave Sweetland Collection we recently purchased.  The slide, however, was taken by Bill Clynes.  I contacted Bill and he provided the following.
"My records show the two RDC-1s were the 23 and 24.  The trip was originally scheduled for Oct. 16, but had to be delayed (to November 20) as the NH had experienced washouts along the Blackstone River and would not be able to accomodate us on the original date."

The October 20th date for the photo is a typo, it should read November 20.  

Incidentally, the design and layout is handled by me, and all technical work, photo restoration, enhancement and color correction is done by my wife Cosette.  We also handle interface with the printing Co. in Illinois.

By the Way, the October 20 date for snow would have been possible.  Several years ago we had 14 inches of snow a day or so before Halloween.

Bill Dulmaine
Editor, Publisher NHRHTA, Inc.
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Rodeo Joe
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22 Jul 2017, 17:02 #18

Thanks for clearing that up Bill. Wasn't trying to be a pain, just curious.

Don't remind me about that Halloween storm. Didn't get as much snow as you but it was enough to knock power out for 3 days. We were just recovering from the hurricane about 2 months prior!

Joe
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michael78651
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22 Jul 2017, 17:25 #19

In October 1955, it never got cold enough to snow in Boston. On November 20, 1955, there was 0.02 inches of snowfall in Boston.

Here's a pretty cool weather web site that I am using to give me the weather condition for Danbury and Pittsfield for each day in 1968, which is the year that I operate. I am going to adjust my layout operations to the weather conditions for each day, as appropriate.

http://weather.org/weatherorg_records_and_averages.htm
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Bill Reidy
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Joined: 01 Jun 2003, 07:22

24 Jul 2017, 01:35 #20

Bill Dulmaine wrote:
Bill Reidy wrote: Checking the weather records for Boston for the month of October 1955, it is very unlikely there was any measurable snow on the ground in southern New England that month.  The coolest days had highs in the mid-50s, 3-4 days before the 20th.  High temperature in Boston was 66 on the 20th.

Having measurable snow on the ground that early in the season would be a very unusual event.
As the late Paul Harvey would have said ---"And here is the rest of the story"

Wayne Drummond traditionally solicits slide material from members for the calendar.  Lately we have had fewer and fewer submissions.

To produce the 2018 calendar, I used some of the in-house slide material we had on hand.

The November photo was found in the Dave Sweetland Collection we recently purchased.  The slide, however, was taken by Bill Clynes.  I contacted Bill and he provided the following.
"My records show the two RDC-1s were the 23 and 24.  The trip was originally scheduled for Oct. 16, but had to be delayed (to November 20) as the NH had experienced washouts along the Blackstone River and would not be able to accomodate us on the original date."

The October 20th date for the photo is a typo, it should read November 20.  

Incidentally, the design and layout is handled by me, and all technical work, photo restoration, enhancement and color correction is done by my wife Cosette.  We also handle interface with the printing Co. in Illinois.

By the Way, the October 20 date for snow would have been possible.  Several years ago we had 14 inches of snow a day or so before Halloween.

Bill Dulmaine
Editor, Publisher NHRHTA, Inc.
Thanks for the details on the photo.
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