Wilton Scenic Railroad

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The Wilton Scenic Railroad was a heritage railroad which operated seasonally in southern New Hampshire from spring 2003 through fall 2005. It closed after the death of its owner.

The railroad ran 13 miles (21 km) from Wilton, New Hampshire, to Greenfield, New Hampshire, using a state-owned rail line that was once part of Boston and Maine Railroad's Hillsboro Branch. The line is still in limited commercial use, but has not been used for regular passenger service since the 1930s.[1]

Service was provided by a pair of 800 horsepower (600 kW), diesel engine Budd Rail Diesel Cars, previously used by BC Rail in British Columbia, Canada. Stuart Draper, the railroad's founder, died of a heart attack on January 31, 2006. In October 2006, the railroad's two RDCs were sold to the Newport Dinner Train in Rhode Island.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Steer, Daymond (October 26, 2006). "End of the line for scenic railroad". The Cabinet. Retrieved 1 September 2014.