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 owners
dedicated to performing volunteer right-of-way and rail
trail maintenance in New England.
New England Southern
|(21 & 22 October 2017)
It's been a busy month on the New England Southern Railroad, as they're taking
advantage of the cool fall days to get track work projects done. Our members
have been helping out with pulling spikes, and sorting tie plates. On the
left, Jon and Clif start cutting on the right-of-way near Manville Road, the
State will be dumping the old fill in this area. On the right, Norm and Jon
have finished bringing good tie plates to Canterbury, and have patrolled down
to "Overlook" to keep track on the river's erosion. Thanks to everyone who
has been helping out!
Clearing the Trail
|(12 October 2017)
The Thursday Gang has been out patrolling the line, and keeping it
open for everyone to enjoy. To left, we see a large a tree that came down,
blocking the corridor. Dave reports that the guys spent a half hour with
a chain saw, cutting up the tree and clearing the trail.
|(30 September 2017)
Despite the rainy weather, around 100 people showed up for the Golden Spike
ceremony and motorcar rides along the newly completed trail section. To left,
Club President Bruce Stuart shares his thoughts and praises all other groups
involved. He put out a challenge to get the younger generations involved,
insuring that the trail will continue to be maintained in the future.
Improvements at Cotton Valley
|(13 September 2017) Jessie and his dad were out at Cotton Valley today
with the Club's tractor, digging holes
to set posts for the new guardrail for the parking area. This will
protect vehicles, by keeping them away from the rails,
and reducing any obstruction of maintenance equipment. The ribbon cutting
for the next trail segment is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th
See the archives for postings from
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
P.O. Box 417
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896
Valley Rail Trail Club, Inc.