• 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 MEC407
 
I'm not sure if this is the best thread to post this article, but the site's search feature is currently not working as well as it used to. If anyone knows of a better thread, please PM me.

From The Recorder:
The Recorder wrote:Pan Am Railways will hold a public meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall to present its draft plans to clean up and keep clear petroleum hydrocarbons and asphalt pollution at the East Deerfield Rail Yard.

The company will present a draft Phase II Comprehensive Site Assessment Addendum and a draft Phase II Comprehensive Site Assessment/Phase III Remedial Action Plan Addendum for historical releases of petroleum hydrocarbons. Pan Am will also present information about disposal site conditions and ongoing site activities.
Read more at: http://www.recorder.com/home/7036951-95 ... g-thursday" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by jaymac
 
During a driveby at ~0930 on 06-28-2013, POED with NewBlue 608, OldGreen 8070, and NewBlue 608 was being yarded. Given the visibility of the visi gear, there must be numbers of new hires in the yard. Tie City has been diminished, and there was a string of gons with ties on the old Co-op spur. There were no Hump Switcher conversations.
  by atholrail
 
Couple hours around Deerfield today. Caught ED190 depart at 1140AM with 608, and NS 3482 and 22 cars. 12 of which were DOTX flats loaded with Military vehicles. They met 190ED at 381. 190ED came to the yard office and canned. They had 617, 3004, 316 and 78 cars, easily making it the largest 190 I've seen. ED2 was working up EDPL at the west end with 351, 350. ED1 was working the hump with the 77, 332. Here's a couple shots...
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  by ElburnAl
 
MEC407 wrote:I'm not sure if this is the best thread to post this article, but the site's search feature is currently not working as well as it used to. If anyone knows of a better thread, please PM me.

From The Recorder:
The Recorder wrote:Pan Am Railways will hold a public meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall to present its draft plans to clean up and keep clear petroleum hydrocarbons and asphalt pollution at the East Deerfield Rail Yard.

The company will present a draft Phase II Comprehensive Site Assessment Addendum and a draft Phase II Comprehensive Site Assessment/Phase III Remedial Action Plan Addendum for historical releases of petroleum hydrocarbons. Pan Am will also present information about disposal site conditions and ongoing site activities.
Read more at: http://www.recorder.com/home/7036951-95 ... g-thursday" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
How did PAR/PAS pick up the responsibility for cleaning up the Lake Asphalt ground contamination? I remember that operation from back in the 60's/70's. It was a shoe string operation back then.
  by jaymac
 
The 07-29-2013 ~0715 drive-around at East Deerfield showed that the formerly formidable Tie City was more like Tie Village. There was a long string of cars on the Deerfield Runner west of the Deerfield River bridge with neither power nor a marker. The yard was generally full, but the airwaves were totally MT, so a prolonged stay seemed discouraged.
A bit to the east, a crew was getting a ballast regulator and a tamper ready for work at the G&W interchange between the river bridge and the road crossing. (So strange: Having just gotten used to NECR, I now keyboard G&W.)
  by atholrail
 
POED - 617, 610, 609 and around 70 cars was into ED @ 420PM.

EDMO - NS 3491, 3474, 3471 and 60 cars were out of ED @ 645PM.

23K - NS 9290, 2774, 9424 and 121 T/COFC thru ED @ 8PM.

EDPL - 352, 351 and 24 cars were out of ED @ 910PM.

190ED - 603, 316 and 32 cars were into ED @ 925PM.

ED4 - 350, 3004 and 1 empty steel car were into ED @ 1030PM.

EDPO - 609, 610, 370 and 44 cars were out of ED @ Midnight. All Rigbys.

ED4 - 3004, 350 and 8 cars were southbound out of ED @ 1235AM.

EDRJ should have the NS 3482, 614 for power tonight.
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  by atholrail
 
A few hours around EDY today. Arrived a little before 1000, ED190 was departing with the 507, 508 and 20 cars. ED1 was working the east end of the R yard, with 344, 307. MOW crews had what seems like 4W, 5W, 6W, 7W OOS tamping and doing various work. At 1045 PLED came down the loop, and down the main to the east end to back off onto R1. They had the 351, 352 and 16 cars. ED2 was working the west end making up a train for the Crusher. They had the 3004, 353. NS and RJ Corman employees were all around the Chuckie unloading Spikes, and what looked like tie plates out of 6 or so NS gondolas on the Chuckie track.
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  by atholrail
 
Swung by the yard for a bit today. Upon arriving at 1015 ED190 was departing. They had the 350, 508 and around 33 cars. ED2 was busy on the west end testing up what looked like EDRJ and AD2 jobs. They had 353, 3004. The hump job, ED1 was doing just that with the 344, 307 at the west end. There was an Empty oil train parked on R7. An MOED was on the GFLD runner w/ no power. At 1530 POED came into the yard for R3. They had the 615, 605 and 59 cars. NS 3482, 3474, 3491 were on the ready. 614, 603 were in the pit. 77, 348 were outside the house.
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  by atholrail
 
Before I got to Deerfield I encountered POED meeting a LCT at Erving. The LCT had NS 7648, 7519, 9465 and around 88 loads. Following POED west they came to a stop at CPF 381. ED190 was departing the yard at 1235. At 1250 they met POED at CPF 381. ED190 had the 353, 3004 and 38 cars, all loads. POED with the 603, 614, 612, 616 and 93 cars was into R3 at roughly 1315. The remainder of their train was backed onto R4. At 1440 the ECT departed. They had the NS 9665, 9454, 9744 and 87 empties. At 1500 23K went thru on the main. They had NS 9976, 6606, 7661 and 54 T/COFC and 30 empties. ED1 was working the east end, but was not visable. EDPL power was on the ready, 352, 351. Scattered around the pit was, 312, 380, 608, 613.
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  by MEC407
 
Great photos as always, atholrail!
  by atholrail
 
My son, Wyatt made the papers watching from the Railfan bridge. Thanks to the Recorders Paul Franz...
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  by newpylong
 
Awesome. I hope my son enjoys railroading as much as I do. He is only 5 months now :)
  by MEC407
 
3 years old and already a celebrity! :-D
  by atholrail
 
ED6 worked Allstates this evening, 12 empties out 12 loads in. 77, 406 for power.

RJAY was recrewed at CPF 384 around 6pm. Would wait 2 hours for track gangs to clear up in Montague.

23K was the first thru the OOS limits. NS 9055, 2728, 2578 for power.. RJ3 will recrew this tonight.

205 was next with NS 9416, 7611, 9729. They will daily their power at the Red Barn then continue east. RJ3 will also recrew this after handing 23K over to the CP.

RJAY was next with BNSF 5019, 757, MEC 608, 603. Plan is to tie down at Herricks Curve, then crew will hop on 22K. FI2 will recrew this later.

22K with NS 7537, 1071, 2592 and a relative small train.

AD2 followed RJAY and 22K into EDY. They had the 3004, NS 3482 and 10 cars. Will be taking 25 VTRS's west after EDMO.

EDPO and EDMO where both ready to takeoff around 11PM.

EDPO has 379, 614, 612.

EDMO has NS 3476, 3474
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