• CSX to acquire Pan Am Railways

  • 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 johnpbarlow
 
Relative to above mentioned MA IRAP grant given to Arrowhead, here’s a picture of the full house at Arrowhead Ayer Saturday 9/10/22.
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  by newpylong
 
Best suited for the PAS thread, as this is not a PAR/CSX customer and unrelated to the aquisition?
  by Safetee
 
Has Csx already sold their 50% of Pas??
  by Firetiger58
 
It's still related to the sale as until it is sold off or spun off into a different Entity CSX has 50% control and income FROM PAS.
As an example CSX has lowered track speeds in PAS areas after the geometry train did its tours.
  by johnpbarlow
 
I remember reading a few weeks ago that PAS had 49 miles of 10mph speed restrictions. Has the # of miles of speed restrictions increased since the NS geo train passed recently?
  by newpylong
 
They started a track "blitz" heading west out of Fitchburg and some speed restrictions have begun to be lifted. Same for on the West End. Unfortunately there are still plenty.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
What Mr. Newpy..from the Conductor "on the ground walking the train" to maybe FRA Class 1?
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
,,,as in the track so deteriorated that the crew best be on the ground looking for any hint of a possible derailment?

Maybe this "blitz" got any such "upgraded" to FRA Class 1.
  by newpylong
 
No, the track is Class 2 it doesn't get that bad overnight. Knocked a bunch down to 10 though.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
For quick reference, FRA Class 1 10mph; Class 2 25mph.
  by newpylong
 
This article has no date but reads quite old.

I wouldn't count on them doing the work this year.
  by jamoldover
 
The date on the article (at least according to the web link) is back in April when the deal was approved. I'm guessing any timetable that was in the article was based on ideal schedules rather than actuality.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Yes that article does appear dated. Here's a link to a related Altamont Enterprise June 1, 2022 article which exhibits a considerable amount of research of historic ops date for CSX trains operating through Voorheesville but doesn't shed any more light on expected NS/CSX track work start date: "Long railroad waits are already here"
https://altamontenterprise.com/06012022 ... ready-here

Provocative excerpt:
In recent Teamster testimony submitted to the Surface Transportation Board on urgent issues in freight rail service, the union included a list of the longest trains on CSX’s rails during the first quarter of 2022. Of the 10 longest trains operated by CSX during the first three months of his year, two had New York State departure locations [presumably Selkirk] including the carrier’s longest, a 377-car 4.57-mile-long behemoth that departed Schenectady and headed west for Indiana [presumably Avon Yard at Indy].
Sidebar 1: current NS Engineering Curfew map on its corporate website shows only spot curve rail replacement MoW activity just north of Binghamton on the D&H.

Sidebar 2: in my frequent observations of NS Chicago-Ayer IM train 264 (and 22K before the symbol change) passing the Elkhart live cam, the # of single stacked containers in the Ayer block typically averages 50-60 each day (or < a half mile of double stacked containers).

Lastly there’s this https://www.railwayage.com/freight/cla ... -n-y-mass/
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