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September 10th, 2005
I heard someone say they would be in Brattleboro in 10 minutes, so, wasting no time, I got to the yard and caught NECR #323 arriving with 107 cars and 3 units. The train switched for a while and then had to clear the main into a siding 1700 feet shorter than the train to meet the southbound Amtrak Vermonter. GRS' EDWJ went by after I left the tracks but I needed to get back and did not get to see it heading North. Later in the day, we heard an MEC train heading South and caught WJED (EDWJ's counterpart) heading back through Brattleboro, and chased it to Vernon.
(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.
NECR #323 arrives in Brattleboro and cuts several coal cars off the head end to be set off in the yard.
AMTK #55 - the Vermonter does its station stop at Brattleboro.
NECR #323 pulls out of the siding heading North after passing the Amtrak.
Two Guilford units bring a load and nine empties across the Brattleboro water treatment plant crossing at the South end of town.
(map) Vernon is directly on the border with Northfield, Mass and has the NECR Palmer sub and its detector at mile 116.
Two Guilford Rail System units and a short train cross a road in Vernon near the Massachusetts border on their way back to their own tracks.