New Hampshire & Vermont Alco RS-11 at Whitefield.

It seems like another age when I drove to Whitefield, New Hampshire on spec to photograph the famous ball signal in October 1992. As a bonus, I caught this New Hampshire & Vermont Alco RS-11 working the yard.

In this view the RS11 crosses Union Street-Route 3 on the former Boston & Maine line to Wells River via Littleton.

I exposed this Kodachrome 25 slide using my Leica M2 with a 50mm Summicron.

The ball signal still stands at Whitefield, but the tracks are almost never used. I wonder what happened to this RS-11?

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3 comments on “New Hampshire & Vermont Alco RS-11 at Whitefield.

  1. Bill O'Connell on said:

    Nice photo. I have been to Whitefield on several track car excursions out of North Conway.

    Interesting NHVT Chessie System box car.

  2. Thank you for the follow up. Pity about the scrapping. One less Alco RS-11.

  3. Dan Howard on said:

    According to The Diesel Shop ( it went to the Lake State Railway where it became their 1195 and was subsequently scrapped.

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