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 RenegadeMonster » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:02 am

There were several cars parked a Salem Station last night. Usually they leave them a little further down on bridge street.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by BostonUrbEx » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:23 am

Excellent photo by Wayne Johnson of BO-1 passing Yard 14 at BET while wyeing their train: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/68852 ... TaZkz122gs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by RenegadeMonster » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:09 pm

^Love that picture. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by BostonUrbEx » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:12 pm

Vincent Colombo photo BO-1 cutting through Peabody Sq on its way to Rousselot this past Tuesday: https://www.flickr.com/photos/theviroco ... 249007191/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by FatNoah » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:51 am

Not sure if it's specifically Salem related or not, but I saw a PAR loco (couldn't catch the number from the Orange Line) working on a consist of about 24 cars behind BET this AM. Consist looked like a few reefers, lots of scrap gondolas, and several covered hoppers. There was also a tank car parked at the end of the siding near Sullivan station.

I don't remember the last time I saw that many freight cars in that area.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by highrail » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:58 am

I recall seeing that before in that area. I think someone posted a while back that area was about the only location where PanAm could gather/store cars before heading out. I recall seeing a long line of empties coming out of Salem and the next day I saw them spotted at that location that you saw. Pretty amazing when you think of how much space they used to have in the Boston yards.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by Badandy » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:19 am

5 empties on the plant spur waiting for pickup.......

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by RenegadeMonster » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:07 am

I noticed recently that the string of flat cars that were parked on a siding in Lynn for years have been removed. When did they pull them out?

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by BostonUrbEx » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:25 pm

I believe those were MBTA MOW flatcars. As to when they pulled them out or where they went, I do not know.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:14 am

Makes since they might have been MBTA owned. They looked like former Boston & Maine Cars and appeared to have not been moved in years.

The brush was growing into the cars so it looks like they had to do some clearing to get them out. The wood decks on them were in rough shape so I wonder if they were scrapped or sent for rehab. It could be they just wanted to get them off the bridge they were partially over as well.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by BostonUrbEx » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 pm

That may have to do with an upcoming bridge replacement. I'm not sure which one it was, but I think it was Commercial St. I wouldn't think they'd be in the way of a Commercial St replacement, but I don't know what the project phases are, perhaps they need to realign the mainline temporarily.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by highrail » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 am

I noticed that the old California Olive Oil place on Canal Street in Salem has been torn down. I guess there were no takers for the building with an active siding. I recall that they had positioned a couple different cars there just to show that it was active.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by FatNoah » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:16 am

Looks like retail and residences: https://www.salem.com/sites/salemma/fil ... cision.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by highrail » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:20 am

I was able to catch the Peabody bound train today about noon at Flint street. I was surprised to see the crossing signals operating...had thought they were out of service . 6 loads headed toward Peabody: 4 bones and 2 acids.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by newpylong » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:36 pm

Is Univar done?

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