• East Deerfield Gawking

  • 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 jaymac
 
The 03-06-2013/~0630-~0730 visit to ED provided some interesting sights and sounds. The radio provided the heads-up that POED was yarding, and NewBlues 612 and 607, OldPaint 614, and NewBlues 601 and 617 were doing the old back-and-forth, breaking down their train. 4 -- and then a 5th -- TTs showed up at the old tower, not to watch the dance of the 600s, but to add to Tie City. Assuming my mental math is somewhat accurate, another 1000 ties got added to the stockpile. After I left and over the radio, EDPL with 353 and 352, 27x5, and 2232 tons got the D-3 approval to accept signal indication at 0730.
There was no talk to, from, or about the Hump Switcher, but that was presumably because of POED's activity still being in progress. The yard itself seemed pretty much at the same level of occupancy as indicated in the recent samayotte aerial posting.
  by jaymac
 
Not much to report concerning ED itself on 03-15-2013 but to the west on 1 just east of CPF-402, earlier and again at 0830, ED?? with NewBlue 605 and Pumpkinish 7860 awaited a recrew. There was a good string of cars, but not good enough to get anywhere near the Rte. 112 OHB.
22K was on the air while I was recaffeinating at the River Street UGB at 0900, and a quick trip to ED showed 22K was long enough to be bracketing CPF-384 and CPF-383. D-3 said the recrew would be at Millers, which happened when it came to a stop on 2 near the interchange track at 0932. NSs 9629, 9641, and 6904 were the power. In three days of gawking, this was the third day I'd seen 22K, and each subsequent time was considerably later than the previous. I trust I'm not the cause.
  by atholrail
 
04-08-13

PLED - 350, 352, 353 and 19 cars were into ED @ 530PM.

ED6 - 382, 77 working the hump.

ED190 - 335, 348 and 21 cars were out of ED @ 750PM.

EDRJ - 607, 7860 and 45 cars were out of ED @ 805PM.

ED4 - 354, 379 canned at CPR 33 @ 9PM, with a tie train.

22K - NS 6934, 7686, 9134 and 101 T/COFC thru ED @ 1020PM.

04-09-13

MOED - 614, 7843, 618 was into ED @ 1230AM.

Missed AD2, sometime between 1245AM, and 230AM.

205 - NS 9389, 2590, 9498, 8321, 6568, 9336 and 115 T/COFC thru ED @ 305AM.

EDPO - 316, 610, 7842, 605 working east end @ 330AM.

POED and 190ED were also in the picture.
  by atholrail
 
04-09-13

ED4 - 348, 335 yarding 190ED at 1PM.

LCT - NS 9318, 8102, 6680 and 88 cars thru ED @ 330PM.

22K - NS 8435, 7650, 9314 and 75 T/COFC thru ED @ 350PM.

23K - NS 6934, 7686, 9134 and 80 T/COFC thru ED @ 440PM.

ED6 - 77, 382 was working up EDMO and EDRJ.

ED4 was working up ED190.

In the class yard around 15W, there is maybe a half track full of empty spines.
  by malbojah
 
atholrail wrote:04-09-13

ED4 - 348, 335 yarding 190ED at 1PM.

LCT - NS 9318, 8102, 6680 and 88 cars thru ED @ 330PM.

22K - NS 8435, 7650, 9314 and 75 T/COFC thru ED @ 350PM.

23K - NS 6934, 7686, 9134 and 80 T/COFC thru ED @ 440PM.

ED6 - 77, 382 was working up EDMO and EDRJ.

ED4 was working up ED190.

In the class yard around 15W, there is maybe a half track full of empty spines.
Was that you I saw on the bridge around 12:30 today??

<--On the motorcycle that came in, took a quick peek, then left.
  by malbojah
 
atholrail wrote:Could have been...
blue double cab / crew cab pickup, holding a giant hand scanner with a foot long antenna?
  by atholrail
 
04-15-13

22K - NS 2685, 2639, 9412 and 90 wells thru ED @ 630PM.

Light Power West - NS 3476, 3470 out of ED @ 635PM.

ED6 - 77, GMTX 406 working the hump.

ED4 - 313, 334 and 8 tie cars put up on the Chuckie at 830PM.

AD2 - 330, 600 and 22 cars were into ED @ 940PM.

205 - NS 7650, 8435 and 38 wells/19 racks were thru ED @ 1050PM.

ED190 - 374, 335 never departed ED. Canned on the east end.

206 - NS 7554, 6751, 8457, 3471 were into ED @ 1150PM. Power to the house, crew change, dropped off the 3471.

04-16-13

AD2 - 330, 600 and 7 cars were out of ED @ 1240AM.

POED - 7180, 619 and 55 cars were into ED @ 105AM. The rear 3 were T/COFC out of Portland.

EDPO - 614, 8070 and 38 cars were out of ED @ 130AM.

LCT - NS 2682, 9241, 7603 and 88 loads were thru ED @ 240AM.

206 - went out behind them with 48 loaded racks.

ED7 - 77, GMTX 406 switched out WTE @ 445AM.

EDRJ - NS 3482, 3468 and 50 cars were out of ED @ 620AM.

EDPL - 352, 353 and 8 cars were out of ED @ 700AM.
  by atholrail
 
East Deerfield hump power...
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  by atholrail
 
Couple hours around ED this afternoon...

206 - NS 9323, 9406, 9497 and 30 racks and 15 T/COFC thru ED @ 445PM.

EDMO - NS 3476, 3470 and 50 cars were out of ED @ 5PM.

23K - NS 9647, 9269, 9737 and 135 wells thru ED @ 530PM.

AD2 - 349, 600 and 24 cars were out of ED @ 550PM.

ED3 - 334, GMTX 406 working the hump.
  by atholrail
 
Couple shots from today. First two are EDMO and AD2 departing the yard. The third is EDMO at Greenfield.
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  by atholrail
 
4-29-13

ED4 - 335, 313

ED2 - 3105

ED1 - 334, 406

POED - 317, 7842, 612, 616, 610 and 53 cars into ED @ 345PM.

23K - NS 9144, 6750, 9235 and 102 T/COFC thru ED @ 5PM.

PLED - 351, 350 and 5 cars into ED @ 530PM.

EDRJ - NS 3474, 3471, MEC 607 and 40 cars were out of ED @ 555PM.

ED6 - 334, 406

205 - NS 9497, 9406, 9323 and 19 racks thru ED @ 8PM.

AD2 - 600, 349 and 24 cars were into ED @ 805PM.

ED190 - 313, 335 and 24 cars were out of ED @ 815pm.

206 - NS 6764, 2701, 7719 and 32 racks/10 wells thru ED @ 855PM.

4-30-13

22K - NS 9021, 9207, 2693 and 97 T/COFC thru ED @ 1225AM.

EDPO - 603, 377, 510 and 55 cars were out of ED @ 1250AM.

EDMO - 7860, NS 3468 and 18 cars were out of ED @ 350AM.

RJAY - BNSF 736, 5675, 5026, HLCX 7843 and 105 cars were into ED @ 420AM. Out of
ED @ 615AM.

ED7 - 334, 406 took 4 cars to WTE @ 445AM.

POED - 614, 608, 609, 613 and 62 cars were into ED @ 815AM.

190ED - 335, 313 canned at Athol.
  by newpylong
 
and AD-2 turned back to NA with same power and about 25 VTRS for AD-1 in the AM.
  by jaymac
 
The 05-24-2013/~0830+/- viewing of East Deerfield was "interesting." Tie City had a new suburb, a couple of hundred feet to the west, which might be a way of distinguishing MBCR from PAS ties. Except for transmissions to and from a Car Inspector in the yard, a TC Foreman get a Line 4 for the Conn River, and ED-2 down at Mt. Tom, the airwaves were MT, and nothing in the fairly-full yard seemed in motion, the Hump Switcher included. To show that absence of radio traffic does not always mean absence of activity, a long-delayed 206 got on the radio with D-3 at 0851, asking about the approach it had just gotten at 371.2. There was more than enough time to get ahead and wait at the Box Car lot for NSs 9645, 2778, and 9159 to get 10 racks and 23 single-stack occupied wells, a mix of EMPs and Hunts, east at 0907, the Wendell talker giving a no defects to 2402' at 0912. For the next 20 minutes or so, the Cricket Symphony seemed to typify activity at East Deerfield.
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