Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by NHV 669 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:31 am

Would've made more sense to send it via Pan Am/SLR, but there must have been other factors at play.
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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by Dick H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:57 pm

That extra wide load probably would have not cleared the high level platforms (DE) on the single track at Exeter, Durham, Dover, Saco and Old Orchard. I am not sure if the MBTA has platforms at all the stations between Ballardvale and Haverhill that can be raised, Haverhill does.

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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by Hux » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 pm

One would expect it to go as far east as possible. Given NEGS's history/experience with military equipment I guess it's not surprising this beast ended up in their hands.

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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by Rockingham Racer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:54 am

Concord to Auburn:

US 4 east over to I-95 North?

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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by BowdoinStation » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:18 pm

93S to 101E to 95N. All highway after Canterbury. I heard it cleared the openings to the Merrimack River Bridge in Concord with little room to spare.

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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by Rockingham Racer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:24 pm

Okay. But why didn't they just offload it at Manchester?

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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by b&m 1566 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:59 pm

I don't think they have ramp access in Manchester to off load flatbeds like they do in Canterbury.

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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by NHV 669 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:15 pm

https://www.kalmarrt.com/militaryrt240 - click the PDF link

Company site states that the rig is 12' wide, which is the same as an M-1 Abrams tank. When I assisted in loading those on DoDX flats back in early 2012 at Fort Carson, I recall the track overhang having to be within 8'' of the top of the car edges on both sides. Surely this is a passenger platform issue, as it would clear just about anything else. From the above view taken by Mr. Dearness, it looks to be the same type of flat car they're using.
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Re: Official New England Southern Thread (NEGS)

Post by BowdoinStation » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:15 am

New England Southern has two large unobstructed offloading ramps at their Canterbury World Headquarters made for jobs like this. Customers have all the room in the world to work, and the area around their yard is safe as that equipment was left in the yard for a few days. The flat car was of the 6 axle variety.

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