• Dear Santa -- 2022

  • 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.

Moderator: MEC407

  by jaymac
 
Dear Santa-
Thanks for delivering on the deal. Some positive things are actually happening. I know radio coverage is still spotty, but that can be fixed.
What I'd really like -- especially with the increase in flu and the persistence of Covid -- is the extension of paid sick-time to everybody under agreement.
Yours in hope,
-jaymac
  by johnpbarlow
 
There’s still a matter that’s on back order: the B&E takeover of PAS ops. Santa, please expedite this delivery! :wink:

PS: And NS running IM/auto trains over the B&A would also be sweet, Santa.
  by newpylong
 
I hope it never happens and the traffic sticks to the B&M forcing them to invest more there. But it would be cool to see them moving over the Albany Main again.
  by arthur d.
 
Send the NIMBY's packing and restore the Eastern division as far as Portsmouth. Its becoming a destination city, the downtown area is infested with new hotels and the lot occupied by the successive stations is currently vacant.
  by shadyjay
 
At this point, it'd be easier to come up the B&M main that Amtrak uses up to Rockingham Jct, then rehab the few miles from there to Portsmouth. Maybe Santa could bring in some more double track for the main, for that matter!
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  by MEC407
 
P.S. Santa, thank you for the repairs and refurbishments you've already provided at Rigby Yard in South Portland, and for the many more that are on the way (according to your elves who moonlight at CSX Transportation). The new blue metal roofs on Tower PT and the yard office look sharp. It's not quite B&M blue, but it's pretty just the same!
  by newpylong
 
Pics or it didn't happen :)
  by MEC407
 
I'll see what I can do :)
  by MEC407
 
I haven't been able to get any pics, but today's Portland Press Herald has a story on MaineDOT's new statewide transportation plan and coincidentally included a photo of the Tower PT roof being rebuilt:
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Photo caption: "A worker from Twin Metal Roofing in Billerica, MA works with a crew to replace the roof on a lineside building at Rigby Yard in South Portland last fall. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer"
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  by jaymac
 
Given the full ice-and-water application, it looks like CSXT wants the structure to be around into the 22nd century.