• Activity on the Mountain Branch (Portland to Westbrook)

  • 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.
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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  by markhb
 
The amusing thing to me is that the Bishop St. Extension crossing, on the same rail line with a fraction of the vehicle traffic, has flashers and gates since it was a new build.

Thanks for the insights, everyone, and let's be glad BlueLinx is down near the end of the street, since it keeps the line open in case another industrial customer would want to locate down there.
  by Cosakita18
 
Is the Westbrook mill still receiving anything by rail? I drove through Westbrook yesterday and some of the grade crossings in the Main St. area look very rundown.
  by markhb
 
The two that crossed the rotary by Walgreen's were to the outbound side of the mill (Warren Ave.), and those have been discontinued and paved over since they haven't shipped by rail in years if not decades. The only Main St. crossing that's active is the one by the Stockhouse and I think that one's in decent shape.
  by newpylong
 
There hasn't been any paper making for a long time though right? Weren't they only getting a couple of slurpy cars for coating anyway?
  by CN9634
 
#9 paper machine was running up until Fall or early Winter 2020 (can’t remember exactly when) and it took slurry (wet and dry) by rail. Occasional car of latex.
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