The management of the Aroostook Valley Railroad announced today that effective October 1, the company is ceasing operations indefinitely.
In other words: I have to relocate to New Hampshire for a new job and take down what's been built here in Massachusetts. Will the AVR be reincarnated in the hills of southwestern New Hampshire? Or will the pieces be salvaged into a totally new railroad - maybe one featuring the railroad junction in Bellows Falls, VT, or some totally new time and place in northern New England? Time and space will tell.
In the meantime, thank you to all who read this blog (such as it was), and who offered help and advice along the way. The AVR's been a fun little railroad to learn from and keep the rails shiny. I hope to introduce you to something new next year!