Bay Colony Millis Line

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by GP40MC1118 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:20 am

Sounds like they are going to work the line today, late morning...

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:42 pm

Today watched the 1701 shove the two (2) TILX cars to the switch.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:59 pm

Update: 08 Mar. 2019

The line is clear of all cars.

1701 shivering in her nest looking down at the snow covered ribbons of steel,

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:42 am

Update: 28 Mar. 2019

Line is clear of all cars

The first Cars in Spring 2018 showed up on 24 April so we should be seeing something soon.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by GP40MC1118 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:36 pm

Wondering if the fire at the Dragon Cement plant in Thomaston, Maine this week (where these cars except the fly ash come from)
will affect any shipments?

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:30 pm

Dragon Plant Manager Martin Turecky said Wednesday afternoon that no customers will be affected and distribution of cement is continuing. He said that the production line that mills down clinker into cement was not damaged.

Guess we'll wait and see.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:53 pm

Update: 06 Apr. 2019

Line is clear of all cars

I'll check out Framingham North & Nevins yards tomorrow.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:45 pm

Update: 11 April 2019

All Quiet on the Millis line.

Big shout out to Matt & his Mom while we watched the Mass Costal 2010 and 12 Mass DOT Ballast cars being filled at the West Mill staging area.

Watched them move North to the siding while the CSX 731 passed by with 43 cars in tow.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:58 pm

Update: 20 April 2019

Line is clear of all cars.

1701 looking for work.

Hopefully, should be seeing some cars next week to kick off the 2019 Season !!

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:04 am

Not entirely sure, but Bay Colony may have just moved some cars down the line. I’ll check it out later today.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by GP40MC1118 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:08 pm

Not a Bay Colony move...probably CSX...

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by connor4521 » Thu May 02, 2019 5:26 am

Sounded like it from where my house is

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri May 03, 2019 2:20 pm

Update: 03 May 2019

Line is clear of all cars.

1701 looking for work.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by craven » Fri May 31, 2019 5:33 am

Update: 30 May 2019

Line is clear of all cars.

1701 looking for work.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Post by John Smythe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:14 am

Question..... Is there some kind of a freight car, boxcar, flat car, etc, on a short siding in Millis way down in the vicinity of Cole Ave, High St, Main St area? Looks like there is a lot of tracks that lead to nowhere.
Love me or hate me.....I've kept the " Flame of Hope " lit & burning for MEC #501 since 1995. J. Smythe... Former Master Mechanic MEC #501 Project 1995-2000.

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