• Apartment complex proposed for PAR-owned land in Dover

  • 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.

Moderator: MEC407

  by MEC407
 
From Foster's Daily Democrat:
Foster's Daily Democrat wrote:A developer wants to demolish two existing railroad related buildings and replace them with two four-story apartment buildings with 108 units near the city’s Transportation Center.
. . .
The existing buildings, which are used for a railroad dispatch and maintenance facility, are currently owned by Boston and Maine Corporation, known as Boston and Maine Railroad.

The properties are located on the other side of the railroad tracks near the city’s Transportation Center.
. . .
[Dover’s assistant city manager] does not anticipate any issues with having the project as close as it is to the train tracks.

That’s particularly true, Parker said, “when the developer is buying the land from the railroad itself, so clearly they’re aware of the environment of where the site is.”
Read more at: https://www.fosters.com/news/20200908/1 ... d-in-dover
  by MEC407
 
And the fumes, don't forget the fumes!
  by GP40MC1118
 
Yep...just like the Brickbottom Apartments in Somerville, Ma. Used to get calls from them all the time about the BET switcher making moves. Got so bad,
the MBTA had to get involved. They used to complain about the reefers in Yard 8. On and on.
  by coopercat1
 
Do they still have a crew working out of there? I can remember delivering to them back in the 90's, out behind Hampshire Controls on Grove street.
  by Tom M
 
The Track Department works out of one of those buildings. The former Carpenter Shop is an occasional stop for engines low on water. I remember taking photos in the late '60s of a carpenter crew refurbishing the floor of a boxcar.
  by MECFAN
 
If they sell that land and buildings I'm wondering if they will put up some kind of building over in Dover yard for that crew to work out of.
  by MEC407
 
Isn't there already a crew trailer at the yard?
  by arthur d.
 
If the sale goes through, where the trackies end up may be a moot point.
I'd suggest putting a trailer back at 256. Plenty of room to pile stuff, access to the mainline and Portsmouth branch, and neighbors who seem to keep a pretty good eye on things.