Backshophoss wrote:If the speed is under 10 mph,maybe, as time and manpower allows,some basic roadbed repairs??I think the big issue here is they haven't got time or manpower to make the necessary repairs.
CN9634 wrote:Quite frankly there is no reason for the Buck to be more than 10 MPH.
CN9634 wrote:Quite frankly there is no reason for the Buck to be more than 10 MPH.Maybe, but the first 3 miles of the branch are currently 5 mph... Normal speed used to be 30 mph.
jaymac wrote:Dunno how the mill in question is fueled, but there have been stories about the increase in natural gas usage causing problems with pipeline capacity and pricing.My understanding is that they can burn coal, wood chips or natural gas in various parts of their facility.
Morning Sentinel wrote:Verso Paper Corp. said Friday it will idle its Bucksport mill for about two weeks to control inventory amid a flood of paper supply on the market and a spike in natural gas prices.Read the rest of the article at: http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Vers ... eeks_.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Verso, which Monday agreed to buy rival NewPage Holdings for $1.4 billion, employs about 560 workers at the Bucksport mill, said spokesman Bill Cohen.
The mill will shut down by Jan. 17 and remain idle for about two weeks, Cohen said. The company’s biomass boiler will remain in operation and produce electricity during the shutdown, he said.
“This is happening because of the extraordinary cost of natural gas, which happened last winter as well. And also, a soft order book, which is typical for this time of year. Instead of making paper and keeping it in a warehouse, we’re shutting down for two weeks,” Cohen said.