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Bartlett Roundhouse added to Historic Register

We are pleased to announce that the Bartlett Roundhouse was placed on the State of New Hampshire State Registry of Historic Places on this past Tuesday... "Constructed in 1887 by the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, this building soon became a hub for the Mountain Division of the Maine Central railroad. The locomotives kept in Bartlett assisted trains over the grade leading to Crawford Notch, opening the White Mountains to tourism and logging, thereby transforming the region’s economy."

--Scotty Mallett, President

Lease agreement reached with state of New Hampshire!

The BRPC got a surprise donation for the full amount of the state-required liability insurance premium. With this, the club goes from a bunch of people with a dream to a full blown actual organization with a project. With the insurance comes a formal lease agreement with the State of New Hampshire, and more rights to the building, allowing us to have insured contractors come in and give estimates as well as allowing us to apply for grants. I will be meeting with our insurance agent this week.

Once we have our lease agreement we will also be talking with Conway Scenic Railroad about obtaining outside braced wooden boxcar MEC #35059 and ex-PTM wooden snowplow #68. Both need extensive restoration, but are both within the realm of possibility. Both cars are ex-Maine Central, boxcar 35059 served as the Car Department tool car in Bartlett from 1940-1969.

Our 501c3 (IRS non-profit status) paperwork is already at the accountant. Our non-profit status is retroactive, so anyone that donates now c…

Join Us!

The Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that depends on the help of thoughtful people just like you! Our members come from all walks of life, young and old, men and women, each new member makes us stronger. If you have an interest in railroads and preserving our local history, then please consider lending your support. Membership is only $10.00 a year, and afford you all of the rights and privileges of full member.

New volunteers are always welcome! Work sessions always go quicker with many hands helping. It's not all heavy lifting, however. We always need help writing grants, contacting the press, cataloging donations, maintaining good relations with our government officials, keeping out grounds neat and clean, and much, much more. Can you think of a way you can help us out?
Join today!Please send a check or money order for $10 to:

Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society. Inc
P.O. Box 16
Bartlett, N.H. 03812-016Consider a tax-deductibl…

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Do you have stories or photos to share? Care to make a donation of time, services, materials, or artifacts? Remember, some donations qualify as tax deductions. Have a question about the project? Looking for information on how to join? Please contact us...

Officers: Peter Davis- President

Cameron Sargent - Vice President

Sandra Abbott - Secretary/Treasurer



Directors:
Scott Mallett : Archives / Grant Writer Doug Andrew Jim Abbott
Dennis Adams Steven Nickless
CONTACT US:
Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society. Inc
P.O. Box 16
Bartlett, N.H. 03812-016

GENERAL E-MAIL:
bartlettroundhouse@gmail.com


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Do you have stories or photos to share? Care to make a donation of time, services, materials, or artifacts? Remember, some donations qualify as tax deductions. Have a question about the project? Looking for information on how to join? Please contact us...

Lisa Dufault Photo.

CONTACT US:
President: Cameron Sargent
Vice President: Scott C. Mallett
Secretary/Treasurer: Sandra Abbott
Blog Master/Archives/Historical: Scott Mallett
Director: Dennis Adams
Director: Steven Nickless
Director: James Abbott
Director: Doug Andrew 

Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society. Inc
P.O. Box 16
Bartlett, N.H. 03812-016

GENERAL E-MAIL:
bartlettroundhouse@gmail.com


About Us

As of September 2011, we are officially a 501(c)3 non-profit organization!
The BRHPS was formed in March 2008. Its purpose is to save and facilitate restoration of the former Portland & Ogdensburg/Maine Central roundhouse located on the famed Mountain Division. In August 2008, the BRHPS successfully got the roundhouse listed on the State of New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The group is always cleaning up debris and trash around the structure so that it may be made accessible for contractor estimates and further volunteer labor.

We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization, and we need folks like you to help us reach our goal! Your donation of time, services, materials, and artifacts are greatly appreciated. Membership helps us grow stronger, and is only $10.00 a year.

Please feel free to browse around our site and check back often as we make updates and add historic material. Due to our insurance liabil…

About Us

As of September 2011, we are officially a 501(c)3 non-profit organization!
The BRHPS was formed in March 2008. Its purpose is to save and facilitate restoration of the former Portland & Ogdensburg/Maine Central roundhouse located on the famed Mountain Division. In August 2008, the BRHPS successfully got the roundhouse listed on the State of New Hampshire State Registry of Historic Places and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The group is always cleaning up debris and trash around the structure so that it may be made accessible for contractor estimates and further volunteer labor.

We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization, and we need folks like you to help us reach our goal! Your donation of time, services, materials, and artifacts is greatly appreciated. Membership helps us grow stronger, and is only $10.00 a year.

Please feel free to browse around our site and check back often as we make updates and add historic material. Due to our insurance liabili…

The Historic Bartlett Roundhouse

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Built by the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad between 1887 and 1888. The all-wood Bartlett Engine House with six stalls was home to helper locomotives that would assist heavy trains over the grade leading to Crawford Notch. The efficient railroad was instrumental in opening the White Mountains to tourism, logging and freight service. The P&O was acquired through lease by the Maine Central railroad in 1888. Besides transforming the region's economy, the railroad served a critical role in moving materials and supplies during World War I and World War II.

Bartlett Roundhouse, 1880's

The roundhouse was built to shelter and service steam locomotives. As steam was replaced by diesel locomotive technology in the early 1950's, the usefulness of the terminals like Bartlett began to fade. Plans were drawn up to replace the structure in 1951. Two stalls were demolished and the 17,500 gallon water tower were removed between 1951 and 1952. Plans to rebuild and replace the engine te…