Portsmouth Branch Activity

Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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Jonathan603
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:40 am

Is it me or do the rail road white crossing signs at Patterson Lane look new? Just wondered if they had been replaced of late? If so maybe the track down there past Patterson will be used again?

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by b&m 1566 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:10 pm

The track on both sides of that crossing had been brushed cut a couple of years ago. I believe I read some time back there were plans to utilizes the long siding to the north of Patterson St, to run the engines around when Sea-3's expansion was complete. I haven't follow the Sea-3 project at all, is that expansion done, still under construction or still waiting for construction to start?

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by codasd » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:07 pm

I was wondering the same about SEA-3. An NERAIL picture of DO-1 shows it with at least seven tank cars. Anyone in the area have an update?

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:36 am

Yup. I believe that was my picture in the snow on Monday :-). There were 11 tank cars in total. I shot a video here of DO-1 at Emery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XaogSaiatA

There are a bunch more on the siding at Rockingham this morning which I believe came up yesterday from Newington yesterday as part of a 21 car train (per GuilfordRailSightings).

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 pm

Do Sea-3 offload just past Little Bay Lobster company and Sprague a little further up nearer Patterson Lane?

MECFAN
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by MECFAN » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:47 pm

Yes Sea-3 unloading racks are the ones on the right looking north and beyond that Sprauge racks on left, can be seen better from Paterson lane.
DO-1 just left Portsmouth for Rockingham at 18:30 with 306 and 345 with 11 empty propane and 2 Tyco hoppers.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:32 pm

Excellent. Thanks for the info. I was at Great Bay Lobster watching them with the kids.

Shot this of it passing over Kearsage on its way to Sea-3/Tyco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaifgLHr6Io

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:00 pm

306 was working Sea-3 and Tyco this afternoon then headed back up to Rockingham with 17 empties I believe. I was actually at Tyco today on unrelated business and saw some of the track there. Would have liked to see some movements!

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