Bay Colony Millis Line

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Trainman101 wrote:Is there a siding next to island road? I'm trying to figure out where the cars are offloaded. (Been looking at google maps :( ). And are they cement hoppers?
Thanks
No siding. They just unload where the tracks abut the dirt road (Environmental Dr. at the makeshift Island Rd. grade crossing): http://goo.gl/maps/0v2jS" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. It's basically a perfect spot to line up a whole conga line of dumptrucks for unloading off the railcars without disturbing anyone or having any messy cleanup of sand/gravel spills.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sat. 13 Dec.

(6) Cars waiting to be off-loaded by Island Road.

NAHX 94733
NAHX 94731
NAHX 94092
NAHX 94564
DPCX 336
DPCX 329


1701 is back in her nest by the GAF Plant waiting her next move.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Operated Friday....

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sat. 20 Dec.

(6) empties on the Spur by the switch, with de-railer set.

NAHX 94733
NAHX 94731
NAHX 94092
NAHX 94564
DPCX 336
DPCX 329


1701 is back in her nest by the GAF Plant waiting her next move.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sat. 27 Dec.

(4) Cars by Island Road.

NAHX 94491 (Full)
NAHX 94891 (Full)
NAHX 94722 (Empty)
NAHX 93605 (Empty)



1701 is back in her nest by the GAF Plant waiting her next move.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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How are they fueling the 1701? Is a local oil company doing it?
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Ive seen a Howie oil truck pulling away from it but never saw it fueling it. im sure thats how its fueled.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sat. 03 Jan.

The line is clear of any cars.

The 1701 in her nest by the GAF Pant.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Narrowgauger wrote:Ive seen a Howie oil truck pulling away from it but never saw it fueling it. im sure thats how its fueled.
That'd make sense. They are so close (40 Railroad Ave.) that they could practically just stop the 1701 next to their facility and pull a hose over to the track..
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sat. 10 Jan.

The line is clear of any cars.

The 1701 in her nest by the GAF Pant.

CSX Hy-Rail was cruising North from Walpole on the Secondary ~ 8:30 AM

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sat. 17 Jan.

(5) Empty Cars by Island Road.

NAHX 94349
NAHX 94696
NAHX 94010
DPCX 328
DPCX 334


1701 is back in her nest by the GAF Plant waiting her next move.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Thanks craven for the great updates. Keep them coming.

From what I can deduct, it takes these cars about 10-14 days transit time from the Brunswick Me PAR/MERR interchange to Millis. Can anyone trace these cars to be confirm.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sun. 25 Jan.

The line is clear of any cars.

The 1701 in her nest by the GAF Pant.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Dragon Cement is on their annual winter shutdown. The last time I saw cement cars moving on the Maine Eastern was the 4th, and that was an eastbound. (Empties coming back.) I don't know when production is supposed to resume.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Update Sat. 07 Feb..

The line is clear of any cars.

The Spur has not been plowed and has 3 - 4 feet of snow plus what we received this weekend.

The snow covered 1701 shivering in her cold secluded nest by the GAF Pant.

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