Ashuelot Paper, Scott Whitney photo
B&M Hinsdale Location of Cars on Hand Aug to Oct 1973
(courtesy of Scott Whitney at nmro.org)
Above are daily reports showing cars spotted in the Hinsdale, NH area on the B&M Ashuelot Branch. Below is a summary of the customers of the area. For more information, check out Scott Whitney’s article “The Ashuelot: A branchline adventure” in the May 1997 Railroad Model Craftsman.
Hinsdale Products: a paper mill that received inbound waste paper.
G.E. Robertson Paper Co.: inbound coal and waste paper, outbound paper products. Used a track at the depot for unloading and loading.
Between Hinsdale and Ashuelot:
Ashuelot Paper Company: inbound fuel oil, waste paper, and outbound tissue.
Paper Service Company: outbound tissue. The railroad called this location Pisgah.
Wood Flour Inc.: produced wood flour, finely ground wood, used in the manufacture of dynamite. Inbound carloads of sawdust, and outbound carloads of wood flour.
A.C. Lawrence: a tannery that received inbound loads of salt and hides.
Winchester Box: a box factory that ships occasional boxcars of boxes.
Paper Service Company, Scott Whitney photo.