• CSX Track Upgrades & Infrastructure of Pan Am

  • 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 CN9634
 
BobbyT wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:50 pm What's the latest on the Rigby rebuild?
Stone, steel and wood.... take a ride if you're in the area but theres still plenty of work going on.
  by johnhenry
 
RJ Corman has been back at it on the Worcester line this week, working west installing new continuous 136lb rail. This afternoon they were almost to the upper part of Thomas Basin, part of the Wachusett Reservoir. By tomorrow, asuming they are working and at the recent pace, they should be out on the reservoir causeway by Oakdale. They are now replacing older welded rail (vs stick rail that was in other parts of the line). They have panels staged at the crossing that have been passed (from Clinton west) but have not yet re-done the crossings.
  by mrj1981
 
Apparently OT-1 brought 25 gondolas loaded with new ties up to Keag today, joining a cut of gondolas already there. I would surmise that CSX intends to install them before the cold sets in.

Curious if there is a rule of thumb about how far a tie gang can go in a day? There may only be, what, 60 working days before the ground freezes up that way? CSX will have to work diligently to get them put in in time - but I have no doubt they can.
  by BobbyT
 
If they get the ties in before the ground freezes then they could still replace rail as long as there's not a bunch of snow up there.
  by newpylong
 
There is also nothing preventing them from continuing as long as there is no significant snow. Frozen ground sucks, but it can be done.
  by Douglasphil
 
As to the question of how much can be done in a day, that depends on the machinery and men CSX puts on it . A full blown production gang almost moves along at a slow walk.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Nineteen loaded CSX ballast hoppers came east head out on M426 on the B&A Southern route Sunday night 9/25/22 as observed on the Springfield live cam. Don't know where they're headed.
  by NHV 669
 
CSX has apparently installed a Defect Detector around MP 8 at Bagley Mountain Rd in Lincoln, and another is marked for install at "Greenbush" MP 31.39.

Lots of ties being dropped on the Keag line.
  by johnpbarlow
 
CSX M426-01 brought another 10 or so gons/centerbeams of new ties over the B&A in the dead of night 10/1/22.
  by johnpbarlow
 
I have seen pix on Facebook of ties being distributed along the RoW near Enfield MEz
  by fromway
 
With all the improvements coming to the Keag line, will CSX run all the way to SJ or will they interchange with NBSR? The Keag will become a busy place with CP and CSX competing to get into SJ. Mr. Irving is loving it, I am sure.
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