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 steveh » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:04 pm

Sometime in the past two weeks the line from First Ave in Peabody, all the way to Rousselot, has been completely brush cut, wide open. Anyone know why?

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by highrail » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:24 pm

I recall this issue coming up a couple years ago too. My hunch then and likely still a good guess, is that the brush cutting allows access to the overhead power lines in that area you mentioned. I wish it were more than that, like related to service on the line, but unlikely. At the Summit Street crossing there has been a large utility/power pole installed within the right of way sometime within the last few years, so that alone prevents any hope for movement.


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Re: Salem Action Alert

Post by RenegadeMonster » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:26 am

What's going on at Univar?

I noticed all kinds of demolition and construction equipment yesterday. All the outside tanks have been removed.

The two rail cards also have been pulled out.

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