Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

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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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by atholrail » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:44 pm

287 tonight is 0/93...
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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by lordsigma12345 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:33 pm

Quite a few jobs open:

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by BM6569 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:36 am

Wow that is a lot of jobs!

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by Rockingham Racer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:54 am

How many positions are new ones, I wonder.

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by bostontrainguy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:19 am

Planning to increase St. John Intermodal maybe?

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by newpylong » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:24 am

Those jobs are always posted.

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by BostonUrbEx » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:12 pm

Most of them are. A couple of them I'm pretty sure are new vacancies.
bostontrainguy wrote:Planning to increase St. John Intermodal maybe?
lol, just absurdly horrible retention.

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by atholrail » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:24 pm

23K has been holding at Tyters for 3+ hours. POED canned at Millers, ED9 canned at Montague, 287 canned at Buckland, and 28N, 22K coming against them.
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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by newpylong » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:50 pm

They really should have installed universal crossovers at Montague ages ago so they can stuff longer jobs into the yard/Montague Runner and get trains around them

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by johnpbarlow » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:29 am

PAS gets a $2.7M NY State grant to "...to reconfigure and expand track at the Hoosick Junction interchange..."

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... ork--56155

Is this for the 2nd phase of work that someone mentioned over a year ago?

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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by bostontrainguy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:20 pm

My son said he is trying some new beer:
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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:48 pm

johnpbarlow wrote:Is this for the 2nd phase of work that someone mentioned over a year ago?
Based on my Saturday visit to HJ, they might want to make a better effort to move along on phase 1. Just a single bucket loader, and a long stretch of fill that is still WAY below grade, leading to a makeshift "crossing" still well short of the wye itself.
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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by B&M 1227 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:36 am

The fill is nothing new, that's the former eastbound main of the "wide iron." the grade crossing has also been there for a good long while, and is used for cabbing crews to/from Hoosick Jct. All they've really managed to do is some minor grading east of the Sewer Plant Xing and clearing the brush off the embankment between the present main and the former eastbound main.
Did we ever hear a music sweeter than the one that thrills, as it floats along the Deerfield, as it echoes o'er the hills.
How we watch that little engine as it stalks across the plain; was there ever music sweeter, was there ever sight completer, than the coming of the train?
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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by NHV 669 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:16 am

The brush was all I noticed, when I checked myself after my visit. From the size of some of the trains VRS brings down, that interchange is woefully small and cramped. I don't get how they'd swap cars without fouling somewhere, especially if an actual power meet occurred.
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Re: Pan Am Southern / Patriot Corridor Discussion

Post by newpylong » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:05 pm

The big problem is if either of the tracks are plugged between HJ and EB it makes it very difficult.

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