Salem Action Alert

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: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:16 am

Trolley proposed to Peabody
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John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by highrail » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:17 am

"Trolley proposed to Peabody"

A waste of $50,000 planning money. My estimate just to get off the ground: $5-10 Million. self propelled cars, new roadbed, signals, bridges, storage/maintenance area, PLUS labor costs. Hire a bus for the 2 MILE trip to Salem station.

Steve

The good news...they mention the $200K for track addition at Rousellot. Now if we could only get the line re-activated to the industrial park... :)

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by b&m 1566 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:14 am

That's too big for such a small operation. My first thought when I read the article, was the setup in Lowell.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by BostonUrbEx » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:33 am

I'm glad Rousselot is receiving this grant. They've wanted more service from Pan Am which they were unable to get. So the next best solution is to be able to receive and hold more cars in between switches. They have their own trackmobile to do the spotting, anyway. They've seemingly made quite a dramatic turn in business over the years, great to see them thriving.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by BM6569 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:32 pm

Why won't PAR give them the increased service if they are paying for it?

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by b&m 1566 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:07 pm

So, they've been running 2 to 3 trains a week? Adding capacity to store more railcars will bring that down to what 1 to 2 longer trains a week?

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:17 pm

Two bones in the yard off Bridge Street at 1100.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:05 am

There were a number of empty bones and acids on the tail off Allen's Lane Wednesday afternoon.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:04 pm

At 9pm, BO-1 with 504 and 4 bones and 4 acids is dead in the yard off Bridge Street.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:00 am

Yep...had to be shoved in the clear by a Keolis BET crew using a GMTX unit.
Photo on NERAIL..

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by RenegadeMonster » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:46 pm

They hauled the cars out sometime earlier today. The engine was still there at 2 this afternoon by it self but was gone by 5:00pm.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:06 pm

An LA-X ran today to switch Peabody, then drag the 504 back to Lawrence.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by Badandy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:37 am

During all of this, the 504 was running.......

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by GP40MC1118 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:32 am

The 504 may have been running, but on life support!

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by doublebell » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:58 pm

Several cars on the tail off Allen's Lane.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back.

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