Travel to old Cape Cod with Pentrex as we look back over ten years of change – from 1999 to 2009 – on the former New Haven Old Colony line. It’s a tourist destination famous for its scenic beauty, but there’s plenty of action for railfans too. We’ll take you trackside to watch the Bay Colony Railroad trash train – a train that turns trash into cash! This train takes trucks off the scenic roads and trash off the Cape as it provides a revenue stream for its operator; we’ll watch as it hauls refuse to a power plant in Rochester.
You’ll also see dinner and brunch trains running on the Cape Cod Central as well as a shipment of huge tracked vehicles from the Otis Military Reservation hauled by newcomer Mass Coastal. There’s a wide variety of motive power for you to enjoy, such as rebuilt Geeps, a re-engined Alco, and a gurgling GE B39. We’ll take a detour to the town of Millis to watch plucky Bay Colony Railroad GP9 #1705 switch the sprawling GAF shingle plant. Then we’ll return to the Cape to see the debut of the Mass Coastal Railroad, featuring a gleaming roster of Geeps and custom-built “energy” cars. It’s a trip to old Cape Cod you won’t want to miss.