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Old Colony and Newport Railway Vandalism

‘Just sickening’: Middletown police investigating vandalism to Old Colony railway cars

Story By Laura Damon (Newport Daily News)

MIDDLETOWN — Jack Doyle said it’s ironic how a nonprofit that operated Christmas-themed train rides for children is now entangled in an alleged vandalism case this holiday season.

“People stop me in the supermarket and say, ‘Oh man, those trains you guys used to run at Christmas, that was the best time. My kids still talk about that ride.’ So there’s a tremendous irony in the fact that we were part of that wonderful Christmas experience for so many people and yet have this happen at this time of the year,” Doyle, of Newport, told The Daily News in a phone call Monday.

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Owners of the Old Colony Railroad say the car in Middletown was vandalized.

Doyle was part of the original group of volunteers in 1979 who formed the Old Colony and Newport Railway, which was active until 2015, and responsible for educational trips for children, family-centric tours and the hugely popular Christmas-themed train events.

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Two historic Old Colony rail cars and a locomotive, owned by John Pratt of Massachusetts, located on Burma Road were vandalized on Dec. 13, according to reports from Doyle, Pratt, and Chris Adams with Advanced Surveillance Technologies in Westerly, who was tapped to install security cameras at that location after two prior incidents of vandalism. 

“I can confirm that the Middletown Police Department is actively investigating a vandalism to an Old Colony rail car at that location,” Middletown Police Capt. Michael Faria said in an email Monday in response a The Daily News inquiry of vandalism.

Glass is broken after owners of the Old Colony Railroad say the car was vandalized.

Faria declined to provide further details, citing an ongoing investigation, but said detectives had “made significant progress in the case.”

Adams, in a phone conversation Monday, said video footage shows “about six to 10 youths — I don’t know if they’re juveniles or adults — but they’re all depicted pretty vividly on video.”

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Model Railroading News

Night image of a yellow locomotive with additional lights.

                            ScaleTrains HO GP30 debuts at Amherst 2022

Union Pacific no. 800 illustrates just some of the light-emitting-diode lighting on the GP30. This model features directional headlights, illuminated number boxes, tri-color class lights, walkway lights, and a ground light above the front truck.

ScaleTrains HO GP30 debuts — ScaleTrains.com made a splash at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show on Saturday, January 29. The company unveiled its new HO scale Rivet Counter line Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive. The initial run, scheduled for release this fall, will feature six road names with multiple paint variations, including Union Pacific B units and CSX “RDMT” slugs.

Black (Brunswick Green) painted locomotive.

The ScaleTrains.com Rivet Counter line EMD GP30s will feature railroad-specific details. Pennsylvania RR no. 2200 includes train-phone antennas.


Road names will include Chicago & North Western (Original Yellow and Original Yellow repaint), CSX (RDMT slug/stealth), Denver & Rio Grande Western (billboard and Flying Grande lettering), Norfolk & Western (Pevler Blue), Pennsylvania Railroad (Brunswick Green), and Union Pacific (as-delivered A unit, as-delivered B unit [freight and passenger], and no. 844 [Nevada State Railroad Museum edition with ditch lights]).

Black and yellow-painted locomotive.

ScaleTrains.com unveiled an HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show. Denver & Rio Grande Western is one of six paint schemes offered in the first run of the Rivet Counter line model.

Features on the newly tooled model will include a detailed cab interior with a separate floor, rear wall, seats, and control stand; light-emitting-diode lighting (directional headlights, illuminated number boxes, ground lights, walkway lights, tri-color class lights, red marker lights, beacons, strobe lights, and ditch lights, all as appropriate); era-specific treadplate patterns; five inertial filter compartment variations; five dynamic brake hatches, including extended range; and three variations of radiator intake grills.

Gray and blue-painted locomotive.

A CSX “RDMT” GP30 slug is part of the first run of GP30s from ScaleTrains.com. This is the first time the slug has been offered as a mass-produced plastic model.

Additional features will include a Phase I cab with equal lengths on both sides, a Phase II cab with increased length on fireman’s side to accommodate an additional seat, Norfolk & Western and Southern Railway high, short hoods with appropriate details, underbody frame rail with separate plumbing, and Blomberg B trucks with four different bearing housing styles. The GP30 has a minimum radius of 18 inches and a recommended radius of 22 inches.

Yellow and gray painted locomotives (A and B units coupled).

In addition to standard GP30s, ScaleTrains.com will also be offering Union Pacific GP30B units. Steam generator equipment is visible above the front headlight.

Direct-current models with a 21-pin connector will be priced at $194.99. Versions with a dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder with Full Throttle, two cube-type speakers, and ESU PowerPack with two super capacitors will sell for $289.99.

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