Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club, Inc.
A 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.
|(June 15, 2017)
Must be nice to be retired! The Thursday Gang was out for a
track patrol today. Looks like five cars headed eastbound on the mainline
at Cotton Valley.
|(June 5, 2017)
Bruce reports that the bridge is finished. The recent weather has rained out
on starting the Memorial Garden. Bruce and Dave will try for later this week.
Bruce spoke with contractor regarding brush chipping; no problem with holding off
for a couple of weeks until the base of the trail is established. It will be a lot
easier to move the chipper and tractor up the line utilizing the trail opposed
to negotiating the ties. We've had a chance to take a look at what we're dealing
with regarding brush. Not as much, or big as first thought. Mike said that because
of the amount of fill they're digging out of the embankments, they are going to fill
the holes with as much brush as they can, and cover it. Will be a huge help for us.
See everyone this weekend for our Family Picnic Day.
|(May 30, 2017)
The new bridge timbers are installed, and the rail has been replaced. The
line is now re-opened all the way to the Miss Wakefield Diner. Use caution
over the bridge, as some spikes still need to be driven.
New England Southern
|(May 27, 2017)
We had three trackcars and five members and guests along for a great day on
the rails. This spring NEGS expanded their trackage from Sargent Street
(C17.61) to Silver Lake Road (C21.90). Today's focus was brush trimming along
this section. In the picture, Sam is just finishing turning his Woodings car,
while Hank waits to spin his little M9. Out of the picture to the left, Jon
has already turned his MT-14. After a morning of cutting, the crew headed back
to Tilton, having lunch at the Tilton House of Pizza; across the street from
the former station at C18.38
|(May 21, 2017)
Lots of work getting done today. Repairs were made to the enginehouse roof,
wallboarding and mudding progressed in the Fernald Station, and crews went east
to Pike Brook to remove rail sections in advance of the State of New
Hampshire rebuilding the bridge deck. New sixteen foot timbers will be
installed to support the rails, and will be big enough to install guardrails,
and still be wide enough for the snowmobile trail groomers.
|(May 1, 2017)
Don't forget that because of Mother's Day, our May meeting is held on the
3rd Sunday. This year, it will be May 21st. Looking
forward to a nice spring day. Stay tuned for more information regarding the
projects we'd like to get done.
Hooksett Model Railroad Show
|(April 23, 2017)
Norm Yeaton represented the Club at the annual Hooksett Lions Club show.
New England Southern
|(April 22, 2017)
We had our first track patrol of the year on the White Mountain Branch,
running up to Tilton, and lunch at the Tilton House of Pizza. Along the
way we inspected and marked ties for this summer's tie replacement project,
as well inspecting the new crossing at Sewells Falls, and identify vegatation
that needs to be trimmed. We also noticed that we should repaint mileposts
Happy New Year
|(January 2, 2017)
Happy New year!
We hope you are doing well. The 2017 Cotton Valley Membership Application
has been put on the Membership page.
Please fill out, and mail the application, along with a check for $30 to:
CVRTC Membership Secretary
PO Box 2220
York Beach, ME 03910
Send your application and dues as soon as possible but no later than February 18. Don't forget to indicate whether your application is for a single individual or for a family. Membership cards and rosters will be handed out at the annual meeting.
Please make every effort to send your application/check BEFORE the annual meeting - by February 18 at the latest - in order to allow time to print membership cards, as well as print the roster.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting in March.
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.