RS-1 #0670 in Broad Brook

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RS-1 #0670 in Broad Brook

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11 Feb 2018, 05:02 #1

Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows about the RS-1 that is either being active or abandoned by the owner of it? I been to the locomotive at the site in Broad Brook as well. Since I visited it, I want to know more about how did it get to the Armory Branch? Anyone here knows about this locomotive and how did it get here? Thanks!                                                                          
Edit: There is an NYNH&H caboose as well at the same location but wasn't able to identify the number since it was far from the #0670. Did it also came when #0670 was owned by a private company?
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rsullivan
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11 Feb 2018, 09:30 #2

Mr. Shtrom. The former NH 0670 you are talking about was painted in NH's pretty balloon warm orange and hunter green scheme by the Cape Cod Railroad sometime around 1989 or 1990. There are two pictures in this scheme of it pulling a passenger consist in Sandwich and East sandwich, MA at: http://www.capecodrails.com/ds/ccr_photos/index.shtml. Mr. A.J. Belliveau acquired the 0670 and operated it on the Connecticut Central Railroad Company (CCCL) next, and there is a picture of it at West Street, Middlefield, CT on June 1, 1993 at RR Pictures Archive: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2747072. The CCCL was bought by the Providence and Worchester RR in 1998. I don't know when Mr. A.J. Belliveau acquired the 0670. He owns the A. J. Belliveau Railroad Construction, Inc., of Newington, CT since 1972. He owns and operates the Central New England Railroad (CNZR), formed in 1995, with the former Griffen Secondary from Hartford Union Station to Bloomfield, CT, and the Connecticut portion of the former New Haven Armory Branch (formerly the Springfield and New London Railroad) from East Windsor Hill to the Massachusetts State line. There are pictures as early as September 5, 2004 and late as October 5, 2009 at Scantic and East Windsor, CT on Railpictures.net at: http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos. ... NZR%200670. Pictures as late as June 5, 2010 at East Windsor, Farnhams, and Scantic, CT are at RR Pictures Archive: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPi ... ?id=140401. The CNZR might give you more information. Their phone number is 860-666-1636 and email at support@cnzrrr.com. You can contact CNZR directly at http://cnzrrr.com/contact-us/. Hope that helps out some with your question.
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11 Feb 2018, 20:32 #3

Intresting, and did the #0670 was taken by Cape Cod Railroad after Conrail or did I get it wrong? Also the last time I was at the site in 2017 where the #0670 was, I took a quick peek at the cab of the #0670 and there was some kind of trash and rubble in there so might've been abandoned since 2010 so I am not sure if they are using it anymore. Pretty sad to see one of them abandoned. One more thing, the CNZR also has 2 more other than the #0670 which was Cape Cod Railroad and probably a B&M and both are abandoned. Anyways thanks for the info, I haven't notice how #0670 went through a lot of companies!
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11 Feb 2018, 21:08 #4

Mr. Shtrom. From what I read, after Conrail. As far as abandoned, the last date about the Amory Branch on Railroad.net was on February 7, 2018. Basically, the CNZR receives occasional cars (seasonally) in the yard for its customers Corn Corp Services and Strategic Materials of South Windsor. See: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... r#p1460524. Looking at the CNZR system map, Broad Brook is above East Windsor, so probably not much action. I'm not a mechanic, but I know you need to check and maintain engines if you want them to operate. I agree that it is sad if they are neglected to the point of abandonment.
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11 Feb 2018, 22:13 #5

Wow, the line was active 4 days ago? I'll take a look at the site
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12 Feb 2018, 14:23 #6



Former NH RS-1 0670 was rebuilt by ALCO & purchased by the Genesee & Wyoming as their 42 & later sold to the Cape Cod RR.

John
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12 Feb 2018, 15:23 #7

Solomon Shtrom wrote: Intresting, and did the #0670 was taken by Cape Cod Railroad after Conrail or did I get it wrong? Also the last time I was at the site in 2017 where the #0670 was, I took a quick peek at the cab of the #0670 and there was some kind of trash and rubble in there so might've been abandoned since 2010 so I am not sure if they are using it anymore. Pretty sad to see one of them abandoned. One more thing, the CNZR also has 2 more other than the #0670 which was Cape Cod Railroad and probably a B&M and both are abandoned. Anyways thanks for the info, I haven't notice how #0670 went through a lot of companies!
I took a number of photos there for a modelling project.  The other RS1 may be ex-WUPT, B&M never owned RS1s.  I'll see if I can find the picts and get to the bottom of this.

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13 Feb 2018, 02:22 #8

rfranzosa wrote:
Solomon Shtrom wrote: Intresting, and did the #0670 was taken by Cape Cod Railroad after Conrail or did I get it wrong? Also the last time I was at the site in 2017 where the #0670 was, I took a quick peek at the cab of the #0670 and there was some kind of trash and rubble in there so might've been abandoned since 2010 so I am not sure if they are using it anymore. Pretty sad to see one of them abandoned. One more thing, the CNZR also has 2 more other than the #0670 which was Cape Cod Railroad and probably a B&M and both are abandoned. Anyways thanks for the info, I haven't notice how #0670 went through a lot of companies!
I took a number of photos there for a modelling project.  The other RS1 may be ex-WUPT, B&M never owned RS1s.  I'll see if I can find the picts and get to the bottom of this.

Rick Franzosa
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There were three Alco RS1 stored at Scantic, CT that I took photos of them back in 2015.  As stated above CNZR 0670 was NH 0670 > G&W 42 > CCR 0670 > CNZR 0670.   CNZR 30 was originally G&W 30 > G&W 1976 (Bicentennial unit) > CCR 30 >CNZR 30.   CNZR 50 was Washington Union Terminal 50 > Solite, Inc. 50 > Potomac Valley Brick & Supply (?) > CNZR 50

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13 Feb 2018, 02:24 #9

rfranzosa wrote:
rfranzosa wrote:
Solomon Shtrom wrote: Intresting, and did the #0670 was taken by Cape Cod Railroad after Conrail or did I get it wrong? Also the last time I was at the site in 2017 where the #0670 was, I took a quick peek at the cab of the #0670 and there was some kind of trash and rubble in there so might've been abandoned since 2010 so I am not sure if they are using it anymore. Pretty sad to see one of them abandoned. One more thing, the CNZR also has 2 more other than the #0670 which was Cape Cod Railroad and probably a B&M and both are abandoned. Anyways thanks for the info, I haven't notice how #0670 went through a lot of companies!
I took a number of photos there for a modelling project.  The other RS1 may be ex-WUPT, B&M never owned RS1s.  I'll see if I can find the picts and get to the bottom of this.

Rick Franzosa
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There were three Alco RS1 stored at Scantic, CT that I took photos of them back in 2015.  As stated above CNZR 0670 was NH 0670 > G&W 42 > CCR 0670 > CNZR 0670.   CNZR 30 was originally G&W 30 > G&W 1976 (Bicentennial unit) > CCR 30 >CNZR 30.   CNZR 50 was Washington Union Terminal 50 > Solite, Inc. 50 > Potomac Valley Brick & Supply (?) > CNZR 50

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I also saw this little gem....  so it appears PP716 wasn't the only pink unit on the New Haven ;-)

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13 Feb 2018, 02:31 #10

G&W 1976 in better days



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