Clear Morning for Clearing Snow and a TV Appearance.

Thursday, February 20, 2020, for the second time in about a week, Conway Scenic dispatched its vintage Russell Snow plow to clear the line to Attitash.

I arrived at the North Conway station at  0545 and was prepared for a chase of the plow westbound. Complicating my efforts was that I had a TV interview with White Mountain TV16 scheduled at 0845.

I cut it a bit fine, but arrived at the studio in ample time to chat with host Rob Clark on air.  I don’t think too many viewers copped-on that I’d been freezing in the field making photos only minutes before stepping on set. (I’d changed hats in the interval).


6 comments on “Clear Morning for Clearing Snow and a TV Appearance.

  1. Tom, yes Amtrak’s Montrealer carried the monicker of its historical antecedent. During prohibition, the cross-border Montrealer and its counterparts were often used to move illegal alcohol. As a kid I always knew 60 and 61 as ‘The Boot’.

  2. Tom Rochford on said:

    Many years ago on my way to BOS, I chatted with an a/c based out of NHV. She referred to #60 and#61 as the “Bootlegger”. I can understand why, just wondering if you ever heard of any stories connected to that moniker or if there is anything in print such as a book or periodical on that subject?

  3. Gosh, you barely nipped it at all!

  4. Tom Rochford on said:

    No, I don’t know what the phrase would be. As for New Hampshire, the only time I was “there” was when I transited through to and from MTR via #60 and # 61 many…moons ago!

  5. So far as I know, it is (an Irish expression). Yet, I’m still not fluent in the local dialect and I don’t know what the local phrase for ‘copped on’ is in New Hampshire. Do you?

  6. Tom Rochford on said:

    Brian…”copped on” ?
    I thought that was only an “Irish” used expression!

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