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by johnpbarlow
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)
Replies: 1249
Views: 309435

Re: PAR Business Train (ST 100, 101, 102 & 41; PAR 1 & 2)

According to Facebook post from a reliable source, OCS departs North Station Weds 9/18 at 9:30AM heading for Freeport loaded with guests. Should arrive Freeport at 1:00PM with guests de-training. OCS will wye and guests will re-board at 2:30PM and head for Portland arriving at 3:15PM. Don't know if ...
by johnpbarlow
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 888462

Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Craven, when you say Upton Yard do you mean Hopedale Yard? Given at least one new siding is being constructed at Hopedale, there should be some material stockpiling there as well as at least one new turnout going in. Thanks.
by johnpbarlow
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 888462

Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

A legal overview of G&U's attempt to use eminent domain to acquire 155 acres in Hopedale to construct a new 10 track transload yard:

https://milford.wickedlocal.com/news/20 ... es-of-land
by johnpbarlow
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Gardner Gawking
Replies: 2393
Views: 494356

Re: Gardner Gawking

At 0535, this just in on WCVB Ch 5 news: "Railroad train car carrying new vehicles catches fire in Gardner" https://www.wcvb.com/article/railroad-train-car-carrying-new-vehicles-catches-fire-in-gardner/28976800 Apparently happened around 11pm Monday night - would this have been PAS 22K or P&W WOGR t...
by johnpbarlow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Providence and Worcester Railroad
Topic: Pawtucket Mayor to STB: don't let Brookfield cancel Polar Express!
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Pawtucket Mayor to STB: don't let Brookfield cancel Polar Express!

BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. AND DJP XX, LLC reply at the STB to 15 comments re: the proposed acquisition of G&W with special focus on P&W. Net: Brookfield mgmt will continue to discuss the Blackstone Valley groups' concerns re: seasonal excursions and continued development of the Blackstone Va...
by johnpbarlow
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Providence and Worcester Railroad
Topic: Middletown Branch - Wethersfield Secondary
Replies: 59
Views: 15894

Re: Middletown Branch - Wethersfield Secondary

How's service on this newly restored line? Hunky dory?
by johnpbarlow
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Positive Train Control collision on CSX
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Positive Train Control collision on CSX

Excerpt from Trains Magazine on-line article of 8/26/19: PTC was active on the line at the time of the predawn collision near Carey, Ohio, on CSX’s former Chesapeake & Ohio route between Columbus and Toledo, according to people familiar with the matter. But the safety system had been disengaged on t...
by johnpbarlow
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion
Replies: 1936
Views: 499796

Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Per MassDOT, here's a list of 23 vertical clearance issues (21 bridges and 2 tunnels) that must be remedied to permit double stack traffic on PAS Patriot Corridor. I found this detail on the MassDOT web site but no dates are shown - Is this new information? Town/City PAS Railroad Identification Reco...
by johnpbarlow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 888462

Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

G&U Update for 9/1/19: The two long out-of-service GP9Rs 1750 & 1751 are no longer stashed at the north end of the yard at North Grafton. Don't know where the units are - perhaps at the newly built and well hidden engine shop? The crossing reconstruction at N Grafton is complete with the installatio...
by johnpbarlow
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Class I and II Discussion
Topic: CN, CSX announce new intermodal service
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: CN, CSX announce new intermodal service

Another shoe drops..."CN Announces Strategic Acquisition from CSX in the State of New York"
https://www.cn.ca/en/news/2019/08/cn-an ... te-of-new/
by johnpbarlow
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: All things Pennsylvanian AND Keystone West
Replies: 606
Views: 131142

Re: All things Pennsylvanian AND Keystone West

I wonder if the NS negotiating position on increasing passenger service to Pittsburgh is influenced by the current disagreement between NS and Pittsburgh re: raising vertical Northside road bridge clearances to permit the operation of double stack trains? Perhaps NS seeks a quid pro quo... https://p...
by johnpbarlow
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth
Replies: 23
Views: 8658

Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

This CP/PAS/P&W Ethanol move was very well covered / documented on the very active Pan Am Railfans Facebook page. Hopefully this move is not a one and done event!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1
by johnpbarlow
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX Framingham, MA
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: CSX Framingham, MA

What CSX local serves the G&U at N. Grafton - is it the Sun-Thurs B722 Framingham - Westborough switcher? Does B722 also service the Regency (?) Warehouse track at Worcester? Thanks.
by johnpbarlow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 888462

Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

In one of your Flick photos in the Keolis rail delivery series, there are a few flats of Heritage covered waste containers. Is this new business for G&U at their Hopedale transload? I haven't seen these cars on G&U previously. Interesting!
by johnpbarlow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings
Replies: 430
Views: 93398

Re: Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

Heres a few pics of the giant beams parked at Anderson in Woburn. Anyone know what they are/what they're for? I've read on a Pan Am Facebook page that these bridge girders are to be used for the Green Line Extension project. My guess as to origin is Casco Bay Steel Structures of S Portland ME but I...

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