West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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That makes sense -- and dollars.
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John, based on a pair of reporting marks used in old WACR reports by Fritz, Cargill is the correct answer.
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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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AD-1 took 36 loads of salt to North Benn on Monday and another 12 today. Monday they left with 11 empty salts destined for NS.
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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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RJED was out of the tunnel around 1300. 3401-600-3403 and 93 cars.
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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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Shot from east portal...

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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RJED was out of the tunnel about 1230 with 514-321-3403 and 60 cars. Key train, mostly LPG loads.
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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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Here's a shot from Zoar...

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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Just saw this posted today. Yours truly was the cndr.

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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22K on the ground in Charlemont. Sounds like all 3 NS units and quite a few cars. All appeared upright. Terrible location just east of the Berkshire East crossing ( which is blocked as well )

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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2 engines and 10 cars off. Derailment caused brush fires. Pandemonium. Lol

Bridge Street blocked Tower Rd closed due to bad bridge.

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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Second one in three days?
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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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newpylong wrote:2 engines and 10 cars off. Derailment caused brush fires. Pandemonium. Lol

Bridge Street blocked Tower Rd closed due to bad bridge.
Big concern on Trainorders.com is whether or not the Erie heritage unit is involved - it's not as it's leading the 23K that is said to be held at Wendell. Whew!

I think I may need to take a step or two back from the Pan Am RoW when I'm taking pictures of moving trains!

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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No heritage units. 2 Gevos and a dash 9.

There's a real nice fresh SD90 rebuild on 14R canned just east of there at Buckland though lol

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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I had heard 14 cars on the ground, blocking both mains. Probably just an estimate. Wondering if this was an area of a pull apart when it was so cold, and now so warm the rail has expanded...

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Re: West-of-Deerfield Gawking

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Derailment doesn't look too serious per this article: http://www.recorder.com/B1-Charlemont-T ... nt-2147554

Looks like a handful of cars derailed with no containers lying on their side or in the river - a good thing! Picture on photos.NERAIL.org shows a well car truck sitting on a rolled over rail.

Interestingly, NS Intermodal Shipping News & Alerts doesn't (yet) mention the Charlemont derailment and its impact on delivery at Ayer.

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