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.
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In Memorial

(January 18, 2020)

A message from the club president, Bruce Stuart:

It is with sadness that I bring news of a members passing. Arthur Hawkes received an "All Aboard" early this morning and departed Fernald for the final time. I stopped in and spoke with Arthur and Brenda this past week. Artie reminisced of his time with Cotton Valley, the friendships he made and great times he had shared. Artie's membership spanned twenty years. He spoke of his first ride with Norman and how much he had enjoyed the experience. He also told me how much he missed being able to come over to the Wolfeboro and share an afternoons worth of work with the crew. Arthur worked closely with and established a good working relationship with Maine DOT. This effort allowed club members to ride the rails on the former MEC Mountain Division between E Hiram and Fryeburg. The first run took place in 2004 and was an event club members always looked forward to. When the club was transforming the Gandy into a mower for the Wolfeboro line, Artie stepped up and donated a brand new Jacobson top of the line flail head. This donation was very much appreciated by all. Artie's conversation and mechanical knowledge will be missed by all of us. He wanted me to convey to all the members that he will truly miss all that the club represents. Friendships, camaraderie, club cookouts and gatherings, ridding the rails and keeping the line alive. Art asked me to tell everyone he sends a big hello and to say thanks for the good times had and the memories he held close. You will be missed Artie. (BDS)

See the archives for postings from 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

P.O. Box 417
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896

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