• DO-1

  • 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 MECFAN
 
DO-1 379 and one loaded box car in Portsmouth yard 13:45 hours.
  by MECFAN
 
DO-1 379 ready to depart Portsmouth Yard 13:00 hours with 4 empty box cars and the 6 empty centerbeams that have been stored there for the past few months. Guessing they canned there yesterday.
  by drcrf93
 
DO-1 349e was into Brunswick Maine approx. 09:45 on Friday 3/1/2013. Wyed power and picked up 8 cars from Maine Eastern on the Augusta Lower Road at CPL-17. (Rock Jct.) Waited for and met Amtrak 681 at CPL-15. (Church Road.) Out of town westbound at 12:30.

Thank you to my friend for the info.
  by MECFAN
 
DO-1 3001 rolled into Portsmouth Yard from Newington with 5 cars at 12:40 hours. 1 covered hopper, 1 tank, 2 box and 1 centerbeam.
  by drcrf93
 
DO-1 B&M 337 was into Brunswick this morning (3/8/13) at 11:40am with three covered perlite hoppers for Maine Eastern. They came in on the controlled siding, took a turn on the wye, and backed the three hoppers back onto the controlled siding alongside the platform for Maine Eastern to pick up, which will probably happen next week some time. 337 headed down to the signals at Church Road to meet with Amtrak Downeaster Train 681, before proceeding back to Rigby light engine, facing west, at about 12:35pm.
  by gokeefe
 
drcrf93 wrote:DO-1 B&M 337 was into Brunswick this morning (3/8/13) at 11:40am with three covered perlite hoppers for Maine Eastern. They came in on the controlled siding, took a turn on the wye, and backed the three hoppers back onto the controlled siding alongside the platform for Maine Eastern to pick up, which will probably happen next week some time. 337 headed down to the signals at Church Road to meet with Amtrak Downeaster Train 681, before proceeding back to Rigby light engine, facing west, at about 12:35pm.
Interesting move. They send the local down the line with the passenger train chasing it. Would have thought they would have held DO-1 to let the Downeaster get ahead. Given that departure from Brunswick took place within minutes of the Downeaster's arrival I guess it's safe to say that they got into Brunswick at least 30 minutes prior to Amtrak's arrival (in order to allow time for a wye movement). Pretty tight scheduling,.....
  by newpylong
 
Dispatcher with brass balls :)
  by gokeefe
 
newpylong wrote:Dispatcher with brass balls :)
Yeah no kidding. Thought it but didn't write/say it.

Of course that says a lot about how PAR views the Downeaster.
  by drcrf93
 
DO-1 recrewed a Brunswick Extra that came in yesterday. (5/7/2013)
MEC 514 spent the night on the Brunswick wye, then the DO-1 crew brought it up around 13:15 to Rock Jct. to pick up cars from Maine Eastern.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20130 ... 623894.jpg
  by Rockingham Racer
 
I have to ask: "DO" is the symbol for Dover, NH, is it not? What is this job doing up Brunswick way? Another Pan AM symbol anomaly?:)
  by drcrf93
 
Rockingham Racer wrote:I have to ask: "DO" is the symbol for Dover, NH, is it not? What is this job doing up Brunswick way? Another Pan AM symbol anomaly?:)
It is the DO-1 crew who makes the Brunswick run. I know it it confusing - but they have been using that symbol on the Brunswick branch for quite some time now.
  by Dick H
 
DO-1 with the 509(e) out of Dover at 10:50AM 5/28 headed for Portsmouth
with thirteen empty gondolas and two reefers for the fish plant. The gondolas
are likely for loading the rail being taken up from the Hampton Branch.
  by gokeefe
 
drcrf93 wrote:DO-1 recrewed a Brunswick Extra that came in yesterday. (5/7/2013)
MEC 514 spent the night on the Brunswick wye, then the DO-1 crew brought it up around 13:15 to Rock Jct. to pick up cars from Maine Eastern.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20130" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 623894.jpg
Here is a link to Mr. Comick's video.

Note the Dragon Cement loads coming from Maine Eastern.

The video also tells a story that is begining to become something of a trend in Brunswick and that's the increased activities of both Amtrak and PAR. An additional departure has already been added to the weekend Downeaster schedule albeit only a single roundtrip to Freeport and back. Regardless, Brunswick is rapidly becoming a very busy place for trains once again.