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  • 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 atholrail
 
Some recent ED8 stuff..

4/08------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MEC 7518/NS 4440/NS 4081
19 P&W's
25 Fitch's
4 Ayer freight
3 Ayer trash spines
40 Ayer rax
4/09-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NS 6945/ NS 9637/ NS 6964/ MEC 7835/ MEC 7898
14 P&W's
40 Ayer rax
4/10--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NS 6954/ NS 6942/ NS 8013/ MEC 5948
11 P&W's
2 Ayer double stax
41 Ayer rax
  by atholrail
 
Today's ED8...
MEC 7622/ NS 4224/ NS 6957/ NS 9951/ NS 8177
10 P&W's
28 Fitch's
14 Ayer freight
10 Ayer double stacks (50 containers)
40 rax
  by atholrail
 
4/18-------------------------------------------
NS 6954/ NS 8013/ NS 6942/ MEC 515/ MEC 505/ MEC 319/ MEC 7528
6 P&W's
3 Ayer trash spines
40 rax

4/19--------------------------------------------
NS 6958/ NS 9318/ NS 8110/ NS 6950/ NS 6983
17 P&W's
17 Ayer freight
38 rax
  by atholrail
 
Todays ED8 behind 3 horseheads..

22 P&W Freight.
3 P&W rax.
8 trash container spines. (40 containers)
1 double trash spine. (10 containers)
38 Ayer rax.

16R earlier came into Deerfield with 10 trash double stax.
  by atholrail
 
This mornings ED9 stalled at Ashburnham and 22K gave them an assist up the hill. ED9 was 39 cars, 15 double stack trash for 150 loads of trash.

At Athol they overtook another ED9 which has been canned at Tyters since Saturday morning. 1 1/2 miles of train mostly trash and racks.

They could prob run a dedicated trash train at this point, if they had crews.
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  by newpylong
 
Yep, the P&W and EDPO traffic is getting the shaft for sure. The Ayer train needs to be a dedicated job it has gotten so big. I hope there is still enough for whoever operates PAS after they've pissed away all the new traffic due to lack of crews
  by newpylong
 
That's happening a lot recently with the crew shortages. The P&W is getting the shaft waiting for EDPO to maybe drop and pick up.
  by johnpbarlow
 
As I made my way west on the Mohawk Trail on Sunday morning 9/26/21 from I-495 to Greenfield MA, I captured 2 of 3 trains known to be tied down on PAS. First up was ED-8 whose crew had just finished tieing down at CPF-333 Wachusett at 0735 or so. I missed the ED-9 in long term parking at Tyters but caught a POED sitting at Millers Falls at 0844. But there was movement west end as the dispatcher reported around 0900 that 11R was meeting 16R at Buckland.
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  by atholrail
 
As of 1800hrs tonight there is 3 ED8's between Ayer and Deerfield.
1 sitting at San Vel with loaded rax.
2 sitting canned at Gardner with Fitchs and Ayers.
3 is climbing the hill at Royalston.

10 Loaded trash doubles in Fitch (100 containers), along with around 30 EDFLDS.
Around 50 EDFLDS on the W Main.
Camp was stuffed with empty trash containers.
EDPO this morning was all Nashuas and Lawrence's, 98 cars, no Rigbys.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Are these parked trains due to Vax mandate impacts on crew availability?
  by newpylong
 
That deadline isn't until December, if that even applies to PAR who only moves the occasional load for a government entity. This crew shortage has been going on for over 6 months. There has been much discussion reading this where I noted PAS specifically has lost around 30 crew members for various reasons.
  by johnpbarlow
 
I posted a comment on an NS fan Facebook page that NS might deploy crews or staff to help PAS run trains and an NS person replied that NS didn’t have enough personnel to operate their own trains let alone PAS trains.
  by newpylong
 
Yes that appears to be the case.
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