The East Wind in 1955

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pe lynch
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May 23rd, 2007, 10:41 pm #21

The East Wind skipped 1951 & 1952 then returned for 1953-54-55 and quit after 1955. Note it ran via Hartford-Willimantic-Putnam-Worcester. This route was severed west of Putnam in the 1955 flood - the East Wind never returned on another NH route.
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Noel Weaver
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May 24th, 2007, 3:01 am #22

Note to Tom, the only thing that I recall from memory
was that we had two E units, I think it was 3808 and
3821 and I think at the time that this was the last
assignment for these units and that I rode in a NHRR
8600 class coach. I slept a good share of the way
from Portland to New York.
I don't know why I kept thinking September of 1960 as
the end of the State of Maine, It was the end of
OCTOBER of 1960 and the old Portland Union Station was
closed at the time. I believe I rode it in
September though. When McGinnis got his way with that
train, the New Haven had a decent mail contract, so did
the Boston and Maine but McGinnis didn't care about
that, and the New Haven did not want to lose the mail
contract so the train was simply changed to operate to
Boston instead of Worcester. Seems to me that 30 had
the same schedule out of New York as 124 did
previously.
Noel Weaver
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nhrr246512
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May 24th, 2007, 5:44 am #23

Noel, you may be thinking September 1960 because that was the month and year of the last run of the other one of the last of the regularly scheduled Maine trains to operate on the New Haven - the "Bar Harbor" - September 5, 1960 to be exact.
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Ron High
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May 24th, 2007, 8:49 am #24

After the State of Maine was discontinued on the B&M portion the state of Massachusetts forced the B&M to maintain sevice on the Mass portion of the run .The approval for discontinuing the train was delayed a number of months forcing the B&M to maintain a schedule between Worcester and Lowell.It was supposed to have been run with a Budd Car.
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May 24th, 2007, 11:50 am #25

I have an ETT from July 1959 that shows it (and the Bar Harbor) operating via Providence and the P&W line to Worcester. Was this always the case or did it originally run via Norwich?
Interestingly, from the schedule there were meets between the trains on certain days at Davis, which did not seem to be a manned station as far as I can tell. How would they handle things in case one train was late and they would have to move the meet to another location?
Jon
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rfranzosa
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May 24th, 2007, 1:03 pm #26

".... the only thing that I recall from memory
was that we had two E units, I think it was 3808 and
3821 and I think at the time that this was the last
assignment for these units and that I rode in a NHRR
8600 class coach..."
Minor tivia note: According to the B&MRRHS, B&M 3821 was the only E-8 on the B&M roster (there were 21 E-7s, 3800 - 3820).
Rick Franzosa
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Ben Perry1
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May 24th, 2007, 8:45 pm #27

Concerning the meet at Davis, if one of the trains was late, they would change the meet to Whipple or South Worcester.
Davis was a siding south of Uxbridge.
Ben Perry
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Noel Weaver
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May 24th, 2007, 9:24 pm #28

Boston and Maine 3821 was a replacement for E-7 3820
which was destroyed in a wreck which I think occurred
at Nashua, New Hampshire. I believe this was the only
Boston and Maine E unit that was not sold for scrap by
the railroad but was sold to another railroad, maybe
the Missouri Pacific.
Noel Weaver
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George Ford
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December 3rd, 2007, 12:12 pm #29

Some the MEC E-7'S were sold to the Kansas City Southern in Nov. 1963. One was set out at North Adams Mass account of a defect. Dad was Agent for the B&A North Adams Branch and was there to photograph the unit, they were painted KCS at the Waterville Shops, before they left the property, can't make out the number on the unit that was set out. Donald T Hayward Sr of West Springfield, had negatives of the East Wind cars, what happened to those negatives?
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George Ford
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December 3rd, 2007, 12:20 pm #30

Was riding on the Westbound Eagle with Ben and we had a meet with the Eastbound. Seems as though it was the 42 and it was pointed out, that was the former B&M 3821.?
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