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The Human Element of Railroading (cont) Hobo RR

In connection with the annual bike week at Weirs Beach, NH, the Lakeport Drawbridge
was staffed on June 17 & 18. The span is the shortest railroad draw in the USA and the only one in New Hampshire.
From L to R, trespasser Norm DePlume, 1st trick Opr Ben Perry (oldest & shortest Opr in USA), Brian Dame 2nd trick Opr, Alan Thomas noted New Hampshire railroad historian and photographer.

" All too often the human element of railroading is forgotten to locomotives and rolling-stock, but a railroad's lifeblood is it's dedicated employees, or for museum railroads, volunteers.-Tom Lenz"

Photographed by Matt Heinmul, June 18, 2011.
Added to the photo archive by Ben Perry, June 29, 2011.
Railroad: Hobo Railroad.

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