Bay Colony Millis Line

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craven
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:40 am

Update: 09 Dec. 2018

The line is clear of all cars.

1701 resting in her nest.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:45 pm

Update: 14 Dec. 2018

This AM, CSX 731 backed the following on the Millis Spur:

TILX 30749
TILX 30854
TILX 31227

Bay Colony staff were waiting and the 1701 moved these to Island Road for unloading.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by GP40MC1118 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:32 pm

Fly ash loads

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:55 pm

Around what time last year did Bay Colony stop delivering cars?

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by MaineCoonCat » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:12 pm

connor4521 wrote:Around what time last year did Bay Colony stop delivering cars?
Going back through 2017/2018's posts, it appears there was about a 3 week break in April of this year. But it looks like activity continued through the winter.
Seen behind the motorman on the inside wall of a PCC departing "Riverside" many years ago: "Pickpockets are on duty for your convenience."

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:30 am

I'm guessing that the Millis line should receive 8 - 10 cars before the concrete plant closes for the winter.

That should give Tresca plenty of Safety Stock until spring.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Update: 23 Dec. 2018

The line is clear of all cars.

1701 resting in her nest.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:44 pm

Update: 28 Dec. 2018

The line is clear of all cars.

1701 resting in her nest.

OBTW, The Bird/GAF roofing shingle plant, that the Bay Colony once serviced, has been razed. Only the stone tower remains.

Happy New Year everyone !!

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:06 pm

Update: 06 Jan. 2019

The line is clear of all cars.

1701 resting in her nest.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 pm

Update: 11 Jan. 2019

The following cars are spotted at Island Road waiting to be off-loaded:

TILX 31408 (empty)
TILX 30867 (Full)
CAIX 95712 (Empty)

I could be mistaken but I believe these cars were in the Hopedale yard last week next to the new silos.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by GP40MC1118 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:36 pm

Rumor is BCLR was working the line today...

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by SkiScorcher88 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:42 pm

Does anyone have photos of the Bay Colony activities in action?
They remind me of the once 'hard to catch in action' G&U from 10+ years ago.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:37 am

Update: 17 Jan. 2019

The line is clear of all cars.

1701 resting in her nest.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:08 pm

SkiScorcher88 wrote:Does anyone have photos of the Bay Colony activities in action?
They remind me of the once 'hard to catch in action' G&U from 10+ years ago.
You can find a ton of photos online, but a few months ago I bought the Bay Colony Millis DVD from Blackstone River Productions. Great purchase and definitely worth it for $10.00
https://www.blackstoneriverproductions. ... ranch.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by NEValleyPhotography » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:36 am

Do you know where 1701 Stays when she doesn't run because I am looking forward to visit sometime this year?

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