New Hampshire Northcoast Corporation

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New Hampshire Northcoast
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Reporting mark NHN
Locale Massachusetts, New Hampshire
Dates of operation 1986–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Ossipee, New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Northcoast Corporation (reporting mark NHN) operates part of the former Boston and Maine Corporation's Conway Branch between Rollinsford and Ossipee, New Hampshire. The railroad's primary traffic is quarried sand. It interchanges cars with Pan Am Railways in Dover; the cars are then taken to Boston Sand & Gravel in Massachusetts.

Other than the Boston gravel train, NHN also serves its own satellite gravel facility in Rochester, New Hampshire as well as Eastern Propane at the same location.

NHN runs an average of two trains approximately five days a week: one southbound, and one northbound. The trains generally arrive at the pit in Ossipee around 11:00 AM and depart for the Pan Am interchange around 2:00 PM. "Shuttle" trains are run as needed to bring sand and gravel to the facility in Rochester. Once the train arrives in Dover, it assumes the Pan Am symbol DOBO (Dover to Boston) for the run to Boston. It returns as BODO (Boston to Dover) in the early morning. Until recently when they were replaced with a pair of EMD GP38-2s, the trains ran with several EMD GP9s.

Boston Sand and Gravel plant, final destination of most of NHN's traffic.

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