• Ayer Gawking

  • 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 gprimr1
 
Question

If you had to choose between morning or afternoon at Ayer, which would you pick?
  by jaymac
 
If late morning to early afternoon is an option, that might prove productive. There will be T activity, and there should be 23K and 205 activity -- mebbe. As far as POSE/SEPO and POED/EDPO, the variables are both infinite and confounding. There are also locals whose duties vary with the day. There may also be coal, limestone, oil, and grain moves in either direction. How big a traffic jam Ayer is generally is largely determined by connection and recrew issues both near and far. Freight activity is usually in the spaces between T activity, but sometimes an EB will stop just clear of the platform.
  by atholrail
 
A little Ayer Gawking today...

FI-1 - 334 and 1 car were ewstbound out of Ayer @ 120PM.

AYRJ - BNSF 7873, 5513 was out of Ayer @ 140PM.

AY-1 - 601 was working San Vel.

AY-4 - BNSF 9700, NS 3470 was working the second section of AYRJ.

POSE - CSXT 5006, 5000 with 19/39 was ready to depart Ayer @ 430PM.

DOTX - 507 canned on West Main St.

205 - NS 8941, 9456, 9950 and 12 racks out of Ayer @ 505PM.
  by Mcoov
 
What's AYRJ's duty?
I know none of these guys come down the Fitchburg with any regularity anymore.
  by newpylong
 
Empty unit grain train to CSXT at Rotterdam.
  by gprimr1
 
Note to Self:

Staying in Revere is NOT conductive too summer time railfanning in Boston.