Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by newpylong » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:11 am

April 2014 picture though. Good if they're back.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by BM6569 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:39 am

Used to be a lot of business in that location. Friend's family member used to have a fruit? distribution business in the building at the end of that same spur. They ended up giving up rail delivered because Guilford became so unreliable.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by newpylong » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:34 am

Looks like there were quite a few on that spur at one time, down to only the Asphalt and Lynch?

Same old story like many of their clusters like that though.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by atholrail » Tue May 07, 2019 10:43 pm

New customer coming to Haverhill..

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by newpylong » Wed May 08, 2019 7:38 am

Already been taking cars for a few months now I was told. Using the existing siding off Track 2.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by 690 » Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 am

They also had been using the J-Rod siding off the #1, although I’m not sure if they still use that, I haven’t been down there much lately. There is a bad ordered boxcar that’s shoved in to the end of the siding that’s been there for a while.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by newpylong » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:51 pm

Surprised no one caught this but they started running unit Ethanol trains CP PAS PW again this week.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by johnpbarlow » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:16 am

This CP/PAS/P&W Ethanol move was very well covered / documented on the very active Pan Am Railfans Facebook page. Hopefully this move is not a one and done event!
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by 690 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:44 am

Today there was a unit grain train off CP for Ayer (instead of the usual UP/BNSF trains off CSX).

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by atholrail » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:31 pm

Possible new customer in Ayer at the old Ford yard. Apparently there was already a 5 pack of double stacked wells loaded with garbage at Ayer, that went west on ED9. The old yard has been cleaned out and brush cut. I'm hearing potential for more than just garbage also.
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by johnpbarlow » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:53 am

Are the containers being used for this new Ayer business formerly international containers (eg, Maersk Sealand) that have been modified with tarp covers? Here's a 10/13/19 photo taken on the NS/D&H at Esperance NY of a 5 well car heading south on the 11R train.
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by atholrail » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:54 am

Those are the ones.
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by BM6569 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:39 am

That was the yard that they couldn't access until this year? Can someone post a google map link to it?

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by newpylong » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:50 pm

Just look RR east of the wye a bit.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by 690 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:14 pm

Supposedly trash and lumber at the Ford Yard.

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