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Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.

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  by SpiderHill
 
They just went by through Bolton Station on the way back. 8:25pm
  by F74265A
 
Thanks for the update on Clinton north, teknor and the c&d!
  by johnpbarlow
 
Here's the B724 of Sunday 2/28/21 at S Meadow St & Rte 62 crossing Lancaster with 13 cars if I remember correctly - loaded centerbeams for Bestway and the gons for United Material Management
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  by roberttosh
 
Any more boxcar traffic on the line or have the box plants gone to truck?
  by Knucklehead
 
roberttosh wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:54 am Any more boxcar traffic on the line or have the box plants gone to truck?
NewCorr in Northborough still receives frequent loaded boxcars. Mass Container in Marlborough receives occasional box cars - not as often as they used to - a lot of that traffic went to trucks
  by F74265A
 
There are no boxcar customers in Clinton, sterling or Leominster to my knowledge
  by SpiderHill
 
I think that is correct that there are no boxcar customers north of Clinton. At one time, Best Way shipped out finished pressure treated lumber in boxcars. They extended the siding a few years ago and built a loading ramp for boxcars. It has been a long time since I have seen a boxcar on that siding.

I was in Leominster today. Teknor Apex had two tanks and three covered hoppers at their plant. The siding rails had some shine so it looks like they recently got cars. The C&D facility had several loads read to ship out. I would say they will get picked up today.
  by F74265A
 
So from Clinton north I think there are 3 active customers: bestway in Lancaster, teknor in Leominster, and the c&d guys. Would like to see transload return to Leominster yard
  by Knucklehead
 
Knucklehead wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:39 pm
roberttosh wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:54 am Any more boxcar traffic on the line or have the box plants gone to truck?
NewCorr in Northborough still receives frequent loaded boxcars. Mass Container in Marlborough receives occasional box cars - not as often as they used to - a lot of that traffic went to trucks
Today (Monday's) B724 has five box cars (I assume all are for NewCorr in Northborough (I'll check Mass Container tomorrow to see if any are spotted there).
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Does anyone know when B725 usually operates? Hard to read the ship csx service schedules.