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  by connor4521
 
Does anyone have any idea on when the 1701 is going to be in operation again?
  by craven
 
Update 24 June 2018

The line is clear of all cars.

The 1701 in her nest looking for work

Island Road is inundated with horsefly's (deerfly's or gadflies). Just driving through the unloading area, swarms of flies circled the car.

You would require a bee-keepers outfit if outside.

Can't imagine Tresca or Old Colony employee's working in those conditions.

May be the reason why we haven't seen any cars in a while.
  by craven
 
Looking back through this thread, after the initial delivery of cars early Spring 2017, the Millis line did not receive any additional cars until July 29th of last year. Looks like another (5) weeks of anticipation.
  by craven
 
Checked out the Walpole yard for signs of cars for Millis but nothing there...

Pretty Quiet in the yard ... Road crew replacing rail on the Franklin line east of Walpole station.
  by craven
 
Update: 08 July 2018

The 1701 was active last week as the following cars are staged at Island Road waiting to be unloaded:

TILX 31222
TILX 31225
TILX 31226

Horse/Deer Fly activity is still strong in that area.
  by craven
 
Update: 14 July 2018

Island Road is clear of any cars.

TILX 31222
TILX 31225
TILX 31226

empties are at the switch waiting to be picked up.

1701 resting in her nest.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Should be more fly ash coming next week...one or two cars...

D
  by GP40MC1118
 
Cement and fly ash....maybe today...

D
  by craven
 
Update 24 July 2018

TILX 31178 by the Secondary switch.

1701 resting in her nest.
  by craven
 
Update 28 July 2018:

Busy week for the 1701.

Following empties at the secondary switch waiting to be picked up:

NAHX 320136
NAHX 93479
NAHX 93593
NAHX 93393
TILX 31178
TILX 30745

Following at Island Road:

NAHX 93891 Empty
NAHX 94349
NAHX 93721
NAHX 94010
NAHX 94254
NAHX 93954

waiting to be unloaded
  by craven
 
Update 03 August 2018

I was fortunate enough to see the 1701 in action today.

Witnessed the 1701 arriving at Island Road to move the (6) NAHX empties to the secondary switch.

NAHX 93891
NAHX 94349
NAHX 93721
NAHX 94010
NAHX 94254
NAHX 93954

The confusing part was it appeared to be (2) TILX cars (30760 & 30873) full on the siding at the switch.
The 1701 simply pushed the empties and connected the string.

I thought the 1701 would have dropped the NAHX cars on the Millis siding, run around and picked up the TILX cars, reversed, then pushed the empty NAHX to the switch, and finally moved the TILX cars to Island road.

Maybe I missed something.
  by craven
 
Update: 11 August 2018

The (2) Full TILX cars 30760 & 30873 remain on the spur by the switch and NAHX 94682 has been added.

1701 should be moving these to Island Road for unloading soon.
  by craven
 
Update 17 Aug. 2018

1701 was in action this morning moving CAIX 95637 & TILX 31095 from the secondary switch to Island Road for unloading.
  by connor4521
 
August 19, 2018.
11:53 PM

From my house I can hear BCRR 1701 using its horn and another engine (most likely CSX dropping off cars in Medfield) using its horn aswell. I assume they are moving cars. I will be down on Island Road tomorrow to check it out.
  by connor4521
 
August 20, 2018
6:14 PM EST

Not sure if this is new but the plants that were previously on the rails have all died. Bay Colony Crew must’ve brought plant killer and got rid of them. Another interesting thing I found there today was a dirty jacket; labeled Atlantic Forest Products. Not sure what that’s about.

Cars on the line:
CAIX 95637
TILX 31095

Both of them not emptied yet. That’s all from me for now.
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