"Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by roberttosh » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:02 am

Any updates on when ND Paper at Old Town is going to open?

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by gokeefe » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:32 pm

Nothing beyond the BDN article a few weeks ago that mentioned a "round the clock repair effort". Notable that Watco's recent position listings for NDP's yard operations included both Rumford and Old Town.
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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by backroadrails » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:33 pm

Pan Am brought the OCS up to Pittsfield this past week. Video by "Maine Railfan" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR4hCxD501s Video by "Branchline Geep Productions" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3JGllRFaIQ I don't have a camera, but I took a tour of the train on Thursday, it was a good little tour, and you were allowed to walk around the train.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by 690 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:52 pm

gokeefe wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:49 pm
I wondered about that one too but wasn't sure if it was truly an outlier.
If I had to guess, whoever built the train accidentally kicked it in whatever track they were using to hold their PORU cars, and instead of digging it out, just put it out for the round trip.

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Post by NHV 669 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:12 pm

I noticed an odd move on Friday. I was grabbing lunch at the local Subway, and while looking outside, a truck went by hauling an Eimskip container on a very odd looking trailer/chassis. I'm a good three hours north/west of Portland; any idea what they would be draying all the way up here, if not normal water traffic?

We certainly get our fair distribution of PS, but I've never seen those familiar blue containers wander up here.
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NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by BM6569 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:20 pm

water between Kingfield/Waterville

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Post by CN9634 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:14 pm

Was it on an actually chassis or a flatbed (step deck or goose neck)? Eimskip has been selling off containers here and there, so they end up as storage units, sheds Ect and are usually hauled off by some kind of flatbed. Remember these things only last a few years at sea from the salt they tend to rust right out quickly.
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Post by gokeefe » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:53 pm

Hard to say without knowing more specifically where you were. Agreed with others that you could have been seeing a Waterville-Kingfield move ...
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Post by NHV 669 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:01 pm

Sorry, should have specified better. The Subway in question is in Littleton, across the river from the abandoned B&M Berlin branch to the diamond with the MEC in Whitefield in NH. It looked like a gooseneck, but not the kind I'm used to seeing haul heavy equipment around.

CN9634 is probably right, we've got a local leasing company that also deals with shipping containers of various sizes. Will have to take a look down in their lot to see if it ended up there.
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NHVT 669 sits at the south end of the "Pompy" line in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by backroadrails » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:27 pm

NM-1 spotted the first 28 cars at Old Town today.

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Post by gokeefe » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:30 pm

Any report on mix?
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Post by gokeefe » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:55 pm

A recent edition of RUPO. I lost count and came up with about 75 cars (!). Not sure if the holiday played a role in the unusually long train size.
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