New Hampshire
Steam Locomotives by City


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Updated 11/23/00

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surviving steam locomotives in New Hampshire by Wes Barris


All photos taken in 1998 by Richard Jenkins unless otherwise noted

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Concord
Wolfeboro Railroad 250  (ex-Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern 250)
This attractive 2-6-2 was built for the Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern.   While no. 250 was a one-owner engine during the steam era,  she has had a long and varied career in preservation.   She was purchased out of service by the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad in Kempton, Pennsylvania.   Around 1967 the WK&S sold her to the Wolfeboro Railroad in New Hampshire.   After the Wolfeboro closed down she spent several years on display at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH,  and is now in storage behind a truck dealership in Concord.   The engine will soon be on the move once again,  this time to South Carver, Massachusetts for display at the re-opened Edaville Railroad.   Some of the obviously missing items,  such as the smokebox front,  are already there.   She is shown here stored in Concord in May 2000.

Gorham
Grand Trunk 7531   (Eastern Gas & Fuel 4)
This former Eastern Gas & Fuel 0-6-0 in Gorham, NH has been painted up as Grand Trunk (New England Lines) No. 7531.   The engine is displayed with a short freight train and some other railroad equipment including a crossing signal and a track speeder.   As you can see in this October, '97 photo,  they also have her floodlit at night.


Lincoln
East Branch & Lincoln 3
East Branch & Lincoln 0-4-0T no. 3 was placed on display at the entrance to the Loon Mountain Ski resort in 1999.   This spot was previously occupied by EB&L 2-4-2T no. 5,  which has been restored to steam at Clark's Trading Post in North Woodstock.   Loon Mountain also has a narrow-gauge Henschel 0-4-0 that operates between the lodge and the lift during the ski season.


Mt. Washington
Mt. Washington Cog Railway 3  "Agiocochook"
The oldest cog railroad in the world,  the Mt. Washington Cog Railway still uses steam to get tourists to the top of New Hampshire's highest peak.   Engine no. 3,  Agiocochook,  rests at the summit after the long climb from Bretton Woods in this September,  1998 photo.   This engine was built in 1883 by Manchester Locomotive Works.   She was originally engine no. 2 on the Green Mountain Cog Railway on Mt. Desert Island in Maine.   On arrival at the Mt. Washington Cog Railway,  she became their no. 5,  the third engine to carry that number.   She was renumbered again in 1934,  receiving her present number and the name "Base Station".   She was renamed Agiocochook in 1995.   These engines have been heavily rebuilt over the years,  so it is likely that little or nothing remains of the original 1883 engine.

Mt. Washington Cog Railway 2  "Ammonoosuc"
Mt. Washington summit is notorious for its weather.   Here a passing cloud shrouds Mt. Washington Cog Railway no. 2,  Ammonoosuc,  as she prepares to head back down the mountain.   This photo was taken on the same September,  1998 day as the one of no. 3.   Ammonoosuc was built by the Manchester Locomotive Works in 1875,  and was originally the Mount Washington Cog Railway's second no. 4,  named "Atlas".   Following a fire in 1895,  the engine was rebuilt and renumbered as the fourth no. 2.   She received her present name sometime after 1931.


North Conway
Canadian National 7470
Former Canadian National 0-6-0 no. 7470 rides the Conway Scenic Railroad's turntable at North Conway, NH in September, 1998.   Currently the only working steam engine on the Conway Scenic,  no. 7470 sees limited use on the "Valley Train" between Conway and North Conway,  usually during peak summer and fall foliage seasons.   She has recently been given back her four-digit CN number after running as "47" for a number of years,  and the "Conway Scenic" on her tender has been incorporated into a CN-style logo.

Maine Central 501
Maine Central 2-8-0 no. 501 was built by the American Locomotive Company in 1910.   She is one of two surviving Maine Central 2-8-0's.   (The other is no. 519, on display at Steamtown in Scranton, Pennsylvania.)   No. 501 is being restored by the 470 Railroad Club for service on the Conway Scenic Railroad.   She is shown here on October 15, 2000,  next to the turntable outside the North Conway roundhouse.

Reader Railroad 108  (ex-Angelina & Neches River 108)
Ex-Reader R.R. 2-6-2 no. 108 has been sold to the Blacklands Railroad in Sulphur Springs, Texas.   She was moved from North Conway in 1999,  and is currently being overhauled for service at her new home.   She is shown here in 1998,  while still at North Conway.


North Woodstock
East Branch & Lincoln 5
East Branch & Lincoln 2-4-2T no. 5 was displayed for many years at the entrance to the Loon Mountain Ski resort in Lincoln,  NH.   In 1999,  she was moved to Clark's Trading Post,  only a couple of miles down the road in North Woodstock,  and restored to steam.   She made her public debut on Clark's "Railroad Days" weekend on September 25-26, 1999.   Over the weekend,  this 1906 Baldwin hauled a demonstration log train,  and took part in a triple-headed passenger train with Heisler no. 4 and Climax no. 6.   She is shown here on September 26.

White Mountain Central 1  (ex-Koppers Co. 1)
Clark's Trading Post is a museum and tourist attraction that includes a 2.5-mile train ride.   While it is more a family theme park than a railroad museum,  it is one of the few places in New England that consistently runs steam trains.   This little 0-4-0T was built by Porter in 1931, and previously operated at the Koppers plant in Nashua. The smallest engine on Clark's roster, she usually only sees use on special occasions, such as the annual "Railroad Days" in late September. The 1999 event included four engines in steam, demonstration log trains, and a steam triple-header. No. 1 is shown here on September 26, 1999.

White Mountain Central 4  (ex-International Shoe Co. 4)
Heisler no. 4 is one of two operational geared locomotives at Clark's Trading Post.   Despite the fact that Clark's fires all of their engines with wood,  no. 4 is the only engine on their roster to carry the diamond smokestack so typical of wood burners and theme park trains.   She is shown here in September 1999,  awaiting a double-headed run with Climax no. 6.   Also of interest to fans of logging engines,  they have a working Lombard steam tractor (best described as a cross between a steam locomotive and a snowmobile,  built for winter logging operations) which they sometimes steam up during the winter months.

White Mountain Central 6  (ex-Beebe River Railroad 6)
Climax no. 6 generally hauls the passenger trains on Clark's Trading Post's White Mountain Central Railroad.   During the "Railroad Days" weekend in September,  she is joined by other operable locomotives from Clark's roster.   She is shown here double-heading with Heisler no. 4 on September 26, 1999.   Later in the day,  these two were joined by newly-restored 2-4-2T no. 5 for a triple-header.   The sound of three hard-working engines and their whistles echoing through the woods and off the mountains was a real treat!

Woodstock Lumber Co. 5
Clark's Trading Post has three geared logging locomotives in their collection,  one of each major type.   Woodstock Lumber Co. Shay no. 5 was built by Lima in 1919.   Unlike the Climax and Heisler,  the Shay is not currently operational,  and is usually locked away in the shed.   She was brought out into the daylight for the "Railroad Days" weekend,  where she is shown here on September 26, 1999.