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by boatsmate
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: W. Boylston Construction Alert/05-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 7226

Re: W. Boylston Construction Alert/05-31-2016

they started cutting the road Tuesday
by boatsmate
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard
Replies: 103
Views: 41972

Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

Drove by the yard Monday am and saw what appeared to be an MBTA Engine sitting outside the engine house. did not get a number as it caught me by surprise. it appeared to be a GP 40 MAC. It was definitely not one of here locos. sitting there. when I came home later that night it was not visible.
by boatsmate
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Housatonic Railroad Thread (Maybrook, Berkshire, Pittsfield)
Replies: 594
Views: 116199

Re: Housatonic Railroad Thread (Maybrook, Berkshire, Pittsfi

There is somewhere back in the messages, a thread (possible on the P&W Thread) about the HHRC not fixing there end of the track From Danbury to Derby Jct. P&W filed complaints, and not sure where it went.
by boatsmate
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard
Replies: 103
Views: 41972

Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

A drive by the yard in Quincy yesterday showed track work taking place near the unguarded entrance. it appears that they are taking up 2 of the 3 stub tracks. only the one closest to the road was left and that had cars stored on it. unknown company doing the work. also the Maroon Engine was outside ...
by boatsmate
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt
Replies: 66
Views: 25449

Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

I believe they are there has been a scrap ship in there a lot lately even holding up the Gas ship.
by boatsmate
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: POSE / SEPO (Portland - Selkirk trains)
Replies: 140
Views: 42894

Re: POSE / SEPO (Portland - Selkirk trains)

Temple St, West Boylston all 8 are dirty dirt cars. Pictures on the West Boylston Fire Dept FB page. going to be a couple of days to fix this track. the train is also blocking Temple st, RTE 140, in west Boylston and Boylston. according to reports it will be closed for at least several hours.
by boatsmate
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 888365

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

Not being Familiar with these engines, is he running log hood forward,(reverse) or is that the forward direction for that engine.

Great pictures also
by boatsmate
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Salem Action Alert
Replies: 1827
Views: 403676

Re: Salem Action Alert

RE cars Being returned to be refilled, sometimes the rail road is waiting for paperwork form the party who has them, or form the owner to move them to there next destination. sometimes they can sit for a week to 10 days waiting for paperwork. once the paper work is all set its up to the railroad to ...
by boatsmate
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Florida East Coast Railway
Topic: FEC/US Sugar 148l
Replies: 2
Views: 4531

Re: FEC/US Sugar 148l

Where did this engine come from? was this the one that was at Edaville and Moved by rail back in the 90's
by boatsmate
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard
Replies: 103
Views: 41972

Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

On Monday, The 7750 was outside next to the shop, near the caboose (at 0530) on return the 102 was in its place Cab away form the Street. (1915) Not sure if they went to Braintree yard or not
by boatsmate
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard
Replies: 103
Views: 41972

Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

the tank cars go to Proctor and Gamble the covered gons and the other cars go to the MWRA. Most of the yard has tanks. Proctor and Gamble gets at least 10-15 cars a day M-F. Fridays they get more than normal to get them through the weekend.
by boatsmate
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Bay Colony Millis Line
Replies: 529
Views: 113825

Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

I assume this engine is drained and shut down when not in use ?? if so how much water/ coolant is needed to fire this engine up every time??
by boatsmate
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard
Replies: 103
Views: 41972

Re: Fore River Transportation (FRVT) / Braintree Yard

17 spent most of the fall in side the engine house. unknown what was done or why. as of last Tuesday DEC 27 she was back outside on the RIP track. could not tell which engine was outside near the front door. I would assume plugged in. the other 2 where inside.
by boatsmate
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)
Replies: 199
Views: 55153

Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

If P&W 4301 was along for the ride it most likely means either it was returning an empty Ethanol train or going to pick up a full train. (not sure which way is which) with this rail road.
by boatsmate
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: PAS and PAR: MBTA Service At Risk Over PTC Concerns
Replies: 31
Views: 9177

Re: PAS and PAR: MBTA Service At Risk Over PTC Concerns

if memory serves correct, PAR only has 2 or 3 engines that can operate over the Springfield line. that is why they leased 2 P&W engines because there's where not available

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