Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club

Established in 1992
NARCOA Affiliate since 2014

LEGAL NOTICE: Operation of railway equipment, including motorcars, is governed by Federal, State and Railroad authorities. All rail property is owned by someone.  Operation of any equipment on or around railroad property is only permitted with permission of the property owner or leasor.  CVRTC will assist local, State, and Federal authorities in prosecuting illegal operators of railway equipment. 

The Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club is an association of railway motorcar enthusiasts dedicated to preserving motorcar history and right-of-way maintenance through active operation and stewardship.
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Ossipee Line Spring Cleanup

(May 18, 2024)

On Saturday numerous members gathered in the rain on the Ossipee line to start the winter storm damage clean up and open the line up. Heavy storm damage made it a challenge but the many hands made light work. There is still a little bit more to be done at a future work session


Scott T Fuller CVRTC Award of Excellence

(March 11, 2024)

Message from President Bruce Stuart:

Our CVRTC 2024 annual meeting and elections were held on Saturday March 9th and I have to say quite successful. Refreshments and conversations were enjoyed prior to commencing with the business at hand. Topics regarding upcoming trail projects, runs taking place this season, 2024 events and general maintenance of the facilities were discussed. One of the highlights of the gathering was the awarding to recipients of the Scott T Fuller CVRTC Award of Excellence. Pictured here are this years awardee's. From left to right are, Bruce Stuart presenting, Linda Bernard, Rick Libby, Noreen McDonald, Aaron Mansur and Jesse Mazzie. The award is given to members who embody what Scott stood for and how he showed up in life. That being those individuals who are generous with their time and resources and have made a difference with their contributions to the club and its efforts.

Congratulations to all of this years recipient's. We eagerly anticipate the beginning of this years rail car season and the challenges ahead. I look forward to seeing all of you on the rails.


First Meeting of 2024

(February 11, 2024)

Message from President Bruce Stuart:

Look what's coming down the tracks - warmer weather and our first meeting of the year! This year's annual meeting will take place on Saturday, March 9th at the the Merrimack Valley Railroad Function Hall, 5 Park Street, Northfield NH (The Freight House). The meeting will commence at 10:00 am, BOD will, if possible, arrive early to help with setup. As always, coffee & pastries will be on hand for all to enjoy. I want to thank Jesse for taking the reins on this and securing the hall with Alan. For those of you who are new to CVRTC, this is an absolute ideal venue to hold our annual CVRTC meeting as you will see when you arrive. I can't thank Alan enough for his grace in always accommodating CVRTC and this request.

Our annual Board of Directors meeting will take place at Fernald Station on Saturdy, February 17th at 10:00am. As always, hot coffee, a warm station and plenty of morning pastries.

Bruce & Cathy


2024 Membership Forms

(October 23, 2023)

The updated 2024 Membership Form has been uploaded to the Membership Page.


Passing of Sean McInerney

(June 17, 2023)

Message from President Bruce Stuart:

Good afternoon friends. There are moments in your life that time and understanding prepare you for, what news I bring does not lend itself to one of those moments. As I sit here at this keyboard, still trying to digest this loss, I struggle to come up with words that can truly express my sadness in saying goodbye to a very dear friend. On this 17th day of June. The brakes have been released, markers hung and the throttle cracked for one last departure from Fernald Station for Sean. More...



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Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 417
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896

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