• 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 newpylong
 
roberttosh wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:22 pm I'm fairly certain that when CR moved the interchange from Rott Jct to Barbers back in the early 90's, at least for a time all West end traffic was moving over West Springfield, except for a limited amount of traffic to and from the Rotterdam/Scotia area, which still moved via Rott Jct.
You could be onto something there. In that era the only train running out west daily was the job to/from the D&H, so the CSX local cars had to come from somewhere and they weren't getting them at Barbers.
  by NYC27
 
The Conrail interchanges were split as follows: Rotterdam Jct. (points in NY), Pittsfield (Canaan Branch), Springfield (Connecticut River Line points and Adams Branch) and Barber everything else.
  by GU1001
 
Not exactly E. Deerfield, but noticed what appeared to be 22k tied down in Buckland this evening around 5:30. With all the flooding being reporting the towns of Orange & Millers Falls, was wondering if Pan Am was experiencing any flood related issues? Has any heard any reports?
  by atholrail
 
Mud slide hit the rear of 22K last night around Farley. Derailed a couple trucks and were dragged 7 miles before the crew was alerted.
  by neman2
 
7 miles of track/tie damage? Hopefully not.
  by F74265A
 
Years ago in the 1990s guilford dragged the last truck of an auto rack train up the Worcester main in Lancaster. Just a small indent in each tie
There was Zero real damage to the track bad until the derailed truck hit a bridge girder. I’d bet many of those ties are still there
  by atholrail
 
Yup. 7 miles. Not much damage thankfully. The train crew was really lucky it got the end of their train. Crews had the cars rerailed early this afternoon, and were putting in spikes and ties were they were needed. Not sure how bad the mud slide ended up being, it was just east of Farley.
  by newpylong
 
Good thing those spines are light. I've seen loaded freight split ties in half and clip spike heads...
  by GU1001
 
So, am I correct in understanding the mudslide was just east of Farleys & they continued 7 miles east from there? That would put them just about in Orange, no? Through a few switches in Erving? Lucky there wasn’t much damage!
  by GU1001
 
So I took a ride to Farleys today. Lots of company trucks parked around the crossing. Crews must’ve been working farther down the line. Could see where runoff came off the road on the uphill side of the crossing & covered the crossing & immediate area in debris. The railhead had obvious crushed stone on top. Didn’t look too serious, but it had already been cleaned up there. Maybe a more significant overflow happened farther away out of sight.
Went to Erving & saw a tamper & regulator working just east of the Millers river bridge. Also a crew doing some manual labor a bit closer to downtown. Boy, the vegetation is thick on both tracks in that area. Must make inspection & repair a PIA for the crews! It didn’t appear to be too torn up to the casual observer. The couple crunched ties I saw were due for replacement anyway. Probably a blessing in disguise.
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