Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by PBMcGinnis » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:26 am

Well I heard they had to give up their FL9s that they bought due to defaulting on payment.

I knew that BS Rail was a fraud.

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:33 am

they did on one FL-9 it went to Mass Central instead. the other FL-9 they paid for but its still in New Haven (2027) and CDOT wants it out of their yard.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:27 am

Maybe they need a http://www.Kickstarter.com campaign!
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by GP40MC1118 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:32 pm

The FL9 went to the Mass Coastal on Cape Cod, not the Mass Central...

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by Rockingham Racer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:05 am

No longer on their Facebook page. And their website is gone, too. What will Nashua and Lowell do NOW? :wink:

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by NHV 669 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:07 pm

Hmm. Both sites still exist for me...
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by Rockingham Racer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:24 pm

Yes, I did find the website, finally. My allusion to Facebook was that I could not find the link posted by Vermian.

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by jmar896 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:57 pm

Did they ever get the second FL9?

I did not look too far into the prequalification, but bidding on much lesser valued lots I have had to put down deposits. I assume they had to put down something just to bid, so it wouldn't make too much sense if they just decided to f-it. It will also disqualify them from any other auctions (but not like CT has much of any value to sell to them now).

If they paid for it, I assume it stored by them now somewhere or moved very soon - If they had the capital to pay, they should have the ability to move it.

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:30 pm

They will only get one FL-9 (2027) and so far CDOT is begging them to move it. but no progress.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:48 pm

They don't have any siding leased to move it to, hope Mass Coastal gets 2027 as well.
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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:32 pm

So does CSX get Saint-Gobain in Worcester or will that go to P&W? I know Pan Am had retained the rights for them but I doubt they will once CSX takes over. When will CSX be taking over the Worcester line to Ayer?

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by PBMcGinnis » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:36 am

Pan Am is not giving up rights to any customers on the Worcester main line. CSX and Pan An have a haulage agreement not a transfer of ownership.

And Saint Gobain receives everything via CSX Intermodal at Worcester in 53' boxes. And they have put up for sale their in plant Locomotive. And the coal plant converted to natural gas. So there is absolutely no reason to receive railcars anymore.

But the BS Railroad can keep dreaming.

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:15 pm

What little rail traffic St. Gobain/Norton Abrasives got was maybe a few times a year. Covered hoppers I believe.

Their engine has been for sale for over a year now.

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by newpylong » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:11 am

b&m 1566 wrote:So does CSX get Saint-Gobain in Worcester or will that go to P&W? I know Pan Am had retained the rights for them but I doubt they will once CSX takes over. When will CSX be taking over the Worcester line to Ayer?
CSX will not be buying the Worcester line as has been mentioned, just a haulage agreement. However, Mass DOT is interested in purchasing, that may happen down the road.

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Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter R

Post by b&m 1566 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:57 am

I thought it was a done deal, I thought MassDOT was purchasing the ROW between Worcester and Ayer and CSX was expecting to taking over, with Pan Am getting all the Boston traffic that CSX had on the northside.

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