Portsmouth Branch Activity

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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artman
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by artman » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:05 am

Those must be the new lightweight energy saving 'phantom' gates

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by MECFAN » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:16 am

Two were rebuilt last year. Green Street and Barberry Lane. WBBX Lane was closed off. Market Street will be done next year when Portsmouth finished the upgrades along that road
They did four crossings last year. They also did Gosling Road and Michael Souza Drive into the Gyp plant. I read somewhere that Maplewood is also supposed to be rebuilt but can't remember where I read that.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by b&m 1566 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 am

Are there any plans to rebuild the crossing for Patterson Lane?

Jonathan603
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:08 am

Is there anything past Patterson Lane currently? Is that Sprague? I know it got cleared of brush last year but presumably never sees any rail traffic?

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by b&m 1566 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:32 am

No customers, just the siding to run the engine around, which I though was going to be the case with Sea 3 expansion.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:19 pm

Ah yes I see the siding on google earth. That would help a lot for the Sea-3 expansion. Hope that happens. Not sure if they will do anything with the crossing... I think it is missing signage so at the very least that will need to be done.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Hux » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:24 pm

b&m 1566 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:32 am
No customers, just the siding to run the engine around, which I though was going to be the case with Sea 3 expansion.

Oh I don't know, they could always go to the end and set up a transload deck for the shipment of beer...what with Stoneface and Cisco breweries just down the street. :wink:

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by arthur d. » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 am

Eons ago, what is now Great Rhythm brewing was a beer distributor's warehouse. Boxcar loads of beer loitering in the yard were easy targets for Mcdonough street ne'er do wells.

Dick H
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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Dick H » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:03 pm

New crossing on the Portsmouth Branch. Thanks to Christopher Shannon for the photo.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=0&key2=

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Dick H » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:26 pm

DO-1 380 parked on the pads at Rockingham 7/15
Thanks to Hayden Logan for the photo.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=1&key2=

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by BM6569 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:11 pm

Track work on the branch was supposed to start this week I believe

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Jonathan603 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:46 pm

Probably right. There seems to have been a lot of activity on the branch lately. Do you know where they are working this week?

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Dick H » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:11 pm

MEC 518 got orders from Emery to MP P-1 and return at 6:00PM Thursday 7/18.
I believe the PH-! or DO-1 is running at night to accomodate the track work.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by 690 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:23 pm

DO-1 goes on at 1800 currently to allow for track work during the day. Should be that way for another month or two.

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Re: Portsmouth Branch Activity

Post by Hux » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:55 am

690 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:23 pm
DO-1 goes on at 1800 currently to allow for track work during the day. Should be that way for another month or two.
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