Hobo Railroad and
Join Our Mailing List
Follow The Hobo and Winnipesaukee Railroads with our Email Newsletters
Our Foliage Train Video
Our Foliage Train Video
Click on image for full display
Alco S1 Switcher #958
Former Maine Central 958, Maine Coast 958, Built 1949, used at Calais, Maine and in Waterville, Maine. Alco six-cylinder, 12 inch-bore, 13 inch-stroke, 660 HP. Repainted in Imron 4/2005
Alco S1 Switcher #959
Former Maine Central 959, Built 1949, used in Maine throughout their system. Alco six-cylinder, and a 12 inch-bore, 13 inch stroke, Repainted in Imron 04/2006. Here is how they decorated it.
Alco S1 Switcher #1008 Everett E. Howland, Jr.
Former Portland Terminal 1008, Built 1949, used by the former Portland Terminal on the Portland waterfront connecting terminals and moving freight cars down Commercial Street. Alco six-cylinder, 12 inch-bore, 13 inch-stroke, 660 HP.
Alco S3 Switcher #1186 Edward A. Clark
Former B&M 1186, Otter Valley RR 1186, Wolfeboro RR. Built 1949. Used around Boston and throughout the B&M system. For years it operated on the Wolfeboro RR when steam was not used. Alco six-cylinder, 12 inch-bore, 13 inch-stroke, 660 HP.
General Motors GP7 #302
Former New England Southern 302, Former Rock Island 438, Built August 1950. Used on the New England Southern railroad and previously on the Rock Island system. General Motors EMD 16 cylinder, 1,500 HP motor.
General Motors GP9 #1921
Former MBTA 1921, Burlington Northern 1921, Great Northern 1921).
Built in 1957. Painted in the famous Boston and Maine/Maine Central "Minute Man" scheme in tribute to the men and women who worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad. This was the same livery that the B&M locomotives that served the Lincoln New Hampshire paper mill wore. The unit was recently acquired by the Budd RDC Foundation of Milford, CT for historic preservation and will be returned to operating condition by the Hobo Railroad. The 1921 is perhaps New England's most photographed diesel locomotive of the past few decades. It was restored in the early 1990's by a dedicated group of railroad workers in the Boston area. General Motors EMD16 cylinder, 1,750 HP motor.
Pullman Piano Parlor Car 103
This car, was built for Pullman service across the Canada during the post World War II era in 1954 and was used on the Canadian National Railways until the mid-1990�s It was purchased by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad for use in their executive business train as a companion to Car 100. It has been named �Determination�. The cars were acquired by the Hobo Railroad in 2003 that completed the restoration begun by Iron Roads Railways, who had bought the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. The 103 car is available for charters and used for the popular Foliage Train Excursions. ral�s Great Steel Fleet. It was sold by the Maine Central in 1977 to a private owner and is being restored as a luxury railcar.
Former Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western (DL&W) then Erie Lackawanna (E-L) Multiple Unit Passenger Commuter Cars (MU) -The 65 ton cars were built in the 1930�s by the Pullman Company and originally served on commuter service from Hoboken NJ to all areas of Northern New Jersey. The were formally retired in 1984.
#1004-Mountain View (ex DLW, E-L 2625) Converted to a table car with open vestibules by Hobo RR in the 80's. This can be usually seen in Lincoln, NH as the last car of the Hobo Railroad train equipped with original lights, Hancock Whistle, Bell. and used for back up moves. Also has deluxe interior with carpeted floor and designer lamps for each table.
The railroad operates a number of Budd Rail Diesel cars. These were originally self-propelled. They are built completely of stainless steel and weighed 118,000 pounds when operated in passenger service. The cars carry 80 to 90 passengers and were originally powered by two 275-horsepower General Motor�s diesels. The car had a top speed of 83 miles per hour. The units are equipped with SKF greased roller bearings, Budd Disc Brakes and Rolokron anti-slip devices on each truck. The car truck has a wheelbase of 8 feet 6 inches and has 33-inch diameter wheels. The car could travel around three miles on a gallon of diesel fuel and the original purchase price in the 1950�s was around $130,000 U.S. The Boston and Maine (B&M) units were demotorized in 1980 after being transferred to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).
#6148-Fairview (ex B&M, MBTA 6148) Built 7-22-55, Type RDC-1. 6148 has a unique history of first being made from two damaged units including part of NH 35 in 1972 and re-engined with a Cummins engine in 1974, and then in the 80's it served as a prototype unit for the proposed rebuilding of the RDC fleet by Morrison Knudsen the rail car rebuilder. It's diesel motors and radiators were removed and it was fitted with 480 Volt HEP air conditioning, heat and lighting. Controls were eliminated at one end and it was used as a control car for many years in Boston Commuter Rail Service. In 1993 Hobo Railroad engineer G Kenson purchased the unit from J F White Construction Co and was one of the last two complete units to depart Boston Engine Terminal before its rebuilding by the J F White Co. The other unit was an ex Canadian Pacific #9060 also destined for the Hobo RR in Lincoln, NH. In 1999 it was re-sold to the Hobo Railroad by G Kenson. The fixed seats have been removed and made into a comfortable table car for use on the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln.
#6921-Winnisquam (ex B&M, MBTA 6921) Built 10-10-56, Type RDC-9. This model (RDC-9) was built exclusively for the B&M and has only one diesel engine and no operator controls. It was designed to be coupled with other RDC-1's. The interior is the classic high back seats used in all of B&M's RDC's. It is usually on the Winnipesaukee Scenic in the Lakes Region.
#9159-ICE CREAM CAR (ex Reading 9159, MBTA 9159) Built 12-62, RDC-1 One of the later built RDC's that was ordered by The Reading RR and sold to the MBTA in the 80's. Known as the Ice Cream & Food Service Car on the Winnipesauke Scenic Railroad
#6118, Boston and Maine, MBTA Built 4-27-55 ,Type RDC-1 The interior is the classic high back seats used in all of B&M's Budd Car fleet. Unit is in storage in Lincoln and has been sold by the railroad to a private owner
#6209, Boston and Maine, MBTA Built 2-25-55, Type RDC-2. Privately owned it suffered severe damage due to vandalism by releasing brakes and using a down hill grade in Lincoln before the derail stopped it.
# 9158, Reading, MBTA Built 12-62, Type
RDC-1 A former Reading Railroad RDC1 operated by the MBTA in Boston
until sold around 1990 to the railroad. It is owned by the railroad but
out of service in storage
# 9161, Reading, MBTA Built 12-62, Type RDC-1 A former Reading Railroad RDC1 operated by the MBTA in Boston until sold around 1990 to the railroad. It is owned by the railroad but out of service in storage