CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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At 0910/12-18-2019, the 12-17 snow was still on top of the rails at the the West Street/Rte. 62, Berlin crossing.
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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Sorry! Forgot to post this here. Back on Veteran's Day I chased B724 up through Southboro into Marlboro.

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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At the Tanzio Rd Leominster construction site, 2:12pm, northbound with 6 empty tanks and 4 empty lumber. Must be going north just to run around. Building still has a ways to go to be finished and ready to produce traffic.

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Do any othe box plants on this line receive cars anymore? Cant remember the last time I saw a boxcar on this job.

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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roberttosh wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Do any othe box plants on this line receive cars anymore? Cant remember the last time I saw a boxcar on this job.
Yes, NewCorr Packaging in Northborough still does - often 1-3 boxes set out at a time.

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Knucklehead wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:58 pm
roberttosh wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Do any othe box plants on this line receive cars anymore? Cant remember the last time I saw a boxcar on this job.
Yes, NewCorr Packaging in Northborough still does - often 1-3 boxes set out at a time.
Three box cars on today's (Friday 2/21/20) B-724.

On another note, is the new transfer facility in Leominster finished yet?

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Thanks to Isaiahs trains for this video on 2/12/20 of CSX switching
new Waste Management Facility in Leominister MA 18 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfZ4EDMtBgc

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Dick H wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Thanks to Isaiahs trains for this video on 2/12/20 of CSX switching
new Waste Management Facility in Leominister MA 18 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfZ4EDMtBgc
I think you meant to post this video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR_ePkEvFS0

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neman2. Thanks for the correction.

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Good to see a new volume customer on this line!

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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If those are roll-up doors on the new building, what on earth are they for? What could be that tall?

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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bostontrainguy wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:44 am
If those are roll-up doors on the new building, what on earth are they for? What could be that tall?
It could be so that trucks that have their bodies in the upright dumping position don't take out the wall when exiting the building.

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Hello! I’m looking at possibly buying a house near the tracks in Lancaster. does anyone know about how often the trains run through per day or if it’s more during the day or at night? Thanks

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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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There are 2 sets of tracks in Lancaster. The CSX Fitchburg Secondary runs through Clinton and as far as Leominster. It has been a small-volume daylight operation, but recently added a new recycling customer in Leominster. The PAR Worcester Main Line also runs through Clinton and the more easterly section of Lancaster into Ayer. This line is much more active and has been running sometimes more than 100 cars at night and sometimes more than 100 in the other direction during early predawn hours. For the near-term future, there may be additional trains on the Worcester Main Line.
The times are approximate and not set in stone.
There's more information, but it may be excessive for your needs.
Happy hunting!
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Re: CSX Fitchburg Secondary Discussion

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Thanks so much! I was looking at the Fitchburg secondary, cool to learn it’s a lighter traffic thing!

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