NS Business Train on the way to MA?

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NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by NellsChoo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:12 am

Hi all

I was told that the NS business train may be up in MA next weekend. I have not seen anything to confirm this. The rumor is they will come up to inspect the soon-to-be-open Pan Am Southern auto unloading facility in Ayer.

Can anyone confirm this rumor? The possible date of it being up here is supposed to be Oct 4 or 5.

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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by diburning » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:11 am

It's not IF, but WHEN. And I heard that the purpose was for the executives to count how many trains are canned between Mechanicville and Ayer. :wink:

It was heard over the scanner chatter by work crews to "hurry up and get the job done before that buisness train comes through"

It is still unknown whether it will enter Pan Am property with those F-untis though. They may swap them for a pair of D9-40CWs.

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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by NellsChoo » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:26 am

Interesting. Given yesterday's Boston Globe article about the new auto facility in Ayer, perhaps they need to hold a press conference or town meeting there to keep people at ease. Guilford isn't too good at that stuf...

I sure hope this trip won't be a "tear that down... tear that down..." trip.

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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by Anchorman » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:50 am

I heard around Oct. 7th, give or take a day. I was told the schedule but can't recall the exact details. As of last week though, it isn't a rumor. The F-units are scheduled to go up there on the new route unless things change.
Forgot to add - IIRC I was told that they will be swapping out power so the Pam Am can run their fancy units. No idea where.

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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by NellsChoo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:38 am

I suppose PanAm could do that at East Deerfield (MA) yard. Anywhere east would be a bit of a waste. I sure hope if they do use PanAm units, they don't break down during the trip! :P Even better would be if PanAm sent their business train down as well. We don't get to see anything like them often in MA...

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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by Kaback9 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:47 pm

Its on its way, no F's though. Sorry just two very clean rebuilt GP38-2's.
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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by atsf sp » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:00 pm

When will it get to Ayer and what GP38s?
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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by Kaback9 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:16 pm

Well since they are rebuilds think 5600 series, as for when it will be by you I have no info on that just keep an eye to the track and an ear to the radio.
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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by sjl » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:33 am

The business train went through Mt Holly Springs this morning towards Harrisburg. Four F units -- classy!

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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by Kaback9 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:48 am

sjl wrote:The business train went through Mt Holly Springs this morning towards Harrisburg. Four F units -- classy!

RLS
Glad to hear that! wonder where the geeps went with their string of cars.
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Re: NS Business Train on the way to MA?

Post by NellsChoo » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:47 am

I wonder what the ETA is to Mass...
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