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  • 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 BBruin66
 
Looks like tie removal is happening in the North Yard at Bucksport today? Two rail trucks, two smaller machines (didn't get a good look at them) and no piles of new ties around.
  by Cloudman195
 
What are they removing? Old track?
  by BBruin66
 
507 & 305? moving 115 (not a typo!) empties south past North Bucksport. Engines at the rear. A few center-beams, but mostly boxcars.

Word is they'll go as far as this crossing: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6179394,-68.8264861,17z

Presumably the engines then come back up right away.

I believe a lot of the cars have been being stored north of this crossing for at least a week: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.7052566 ... 463,15.83z

Turns out Bucksport hasn't seen it's last train yet. :-D
  by Cloudman195
 
Pan am employee working on the electrical box at the last crossing before mill. Seems to be turned back on. Anyone got any speculation?
  by gokeefe
 
My dark blue crystal ball is cloudy (as usual) ... The mysteries of the Oracle at Billerica are as inscrutable as ever.

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  by doublestack
 
Thanks to Branchline Geep Productions, here's a video of OT/1 heading to Bucksport to pull a huge (94) cut of cars from the mill yard. Only in Maine do you get to see a crew change being done on a local :-D run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-EiOPIQgcY
  by NHV 669
 
And 75 the next day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEjyF9BeqBs

According to the description, they made a third run on Friday to grab the remaining cars in storage on the branch.
  by gokeefe
 
Interesting to see all the box cars reported as heading for Old Town ...

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  by gokeefe
 
How long had these cars been stored down in Bucksport?

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  by doublestack
 
This year around May 1st. Another video from Branckline showing the first movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL1NAnzGUSE
Last edited by MEC407 on Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:41 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by backroadrails
 
They had to pull the cars off the branch to pull the ceterbeams which are going to NBSR. I think the rail boxes are going to OT as well, and the rest will be placed on the branch at some point.
  by gokeefe
 
Still wondering about traffic levels out of Old Town ...

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  by NHV 669
 
187 boxes back down to Bucksport, another clip from Branchline Geep Productions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7biBMal7IQ4
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