Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club, Inc.
Established in 1992
NARCOA Affiliate Club 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. Railway motorcar organizations now
exist in most parts of the world. Please contact
one of your local organizations. They have access
to rail property, equipment information and SAFETY
information. They are always looking to promote
the hobby/sport and would love to have your help.
|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.
New England Southern / Hobo Railroad
|(11 May 2019)
Six trackcars, and ten CVRTC members and guests, made up the crew for today's patrol.
A big, "THANKS!", to Hayden, Hank, Marty, Sam, Leroy, Clif, James, Kathleen, and Scott
for coming out today. The crew seton at Canterbury, and worked north to Lochmere, and
then continued up to Winnisquam. The focus of the work to was improve sightlines, and
dig out flangeways at crossings.
New England Southern
|(27 April 2019)
New England Southern recently held a memorial luncheon for the former Treasurer, Kenneth Coombs, of
NEGS. Several CVRTC members were in attendance. Seen here are Jon Miner and Jesse Mazzie with NEGS
owner Peter Deerness at the Merrimack Valley Railroad offices in Northfield. The office is the former
Boston, Concord and Montreal freight house for Tilton.
|(20 April 2019)
Winter was an uninvited guest at our April Meeting. While the tracks at Fernald appeared
clear, it only took a short trackcar ride East, and around the corner to find ice and snow
still covering the railhead. Jon hiked west, and found similar conditions on that side
of the road too. The Wolfeboro Railroad is one of the few places in New Hampshire where
the rails generally run in an East-West orientation, and as such, the snow melt occurs a
little later in the season. Members worked to clean up around the enginehouse, including
some trees falling toward the trail.
See the archives for postings from
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
P.O. Box 417
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896
Valley Rail Trail Club, Inc.