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  by Jedijk88
 
Flyash is also available from Dana's yard in Oxford, MA on the PW which is a competitor to the Hopedale operation.
  by craven
 
Stopped by to see the 1701... still looking for work. The spur vegetation is coming alive.

Of note, there are gondola cars parked on the Framingham secondary siding by West Mill St.. Tall piles of stick rail from the re-hab waiting to be hauled away from the staging area, Thought the Bay Colony might purchase some to spruce up their line.
  by NHV 669
 
Looks like the transformer went via the G&U today to Hopedale instead, unless that is a separate, unrelated move.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
Is the ultimate destination for this transformer the Exelon Power generating station in West Medway?

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  by GP40MC1118
 
Two transformer loads on the Grafton & Upton this week according to posts on Facebook. Looks like a quiet summer
for the 1701.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
How long can 1701 sit before getting her moving becomes a major undertaking?
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  by GP40MC1118
 
They occasionally drive up there to start it up, inspect it. Speaking of which, the 1701 may actually have something to do come the first week of July. No guarantees!
  by GP40MC1118
 
Never mind! Apparently a well-played rumor...
  by craven
 
Stopped by to see the 1701 today.. The tracks are covered with vegetation 2-4 ft high. Going to require some maintenance before anything rolls on this spur. Of note, track MOW was working the switch area of the Millis spur and the secondary siding. They replaced a bridge there a number of years ago when the B723 went on the ground.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
While looking on Google Earth, I found the image from 10/17/2020 had captured MOW equipment just north of the switch.

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  by GP40MC1118
 
1701 getting a nest upgrade this week. Brush cutting going on again...mostly down at Island Pond Rd.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
Must be a project of the MOW Workers Full Employment Act. :wink:
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