• Freight Operations on the "Northern" New Hampshire Mainline

  • 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 NHV 669
 
FatNoah wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:31 pm Any idea where they plan on loading the gravel in Tilton? I assume it's going to be trucked a couple miles from the gravel pits in Belmont to the rail line, but you never know.
Ian mentioned a large site next to the tracks, I believe it's literally next to 3M and their spur in Tilton.

Pike is apparently not affiliated with the gravel at all.
  by NHN503
 
newpylong wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:29 pm NEGS's new owner (VRS parent) is working on running gravel from Tilton down to Lowell Junction to Lynch Construction. I believe the owner of this business posted a few times many years ago with his plans to reinstall sidings into his business.
Correct. We've been working with him since his posts here on the topic looking for service. The trucks will transport from the pit in Belmont ( I believe it's off of Hurricane Rd. NOT PIKE) to the loading siding by 3M in leased cars to his rebuilt facility at LJ. MassDOT IRAP funds have been applied for to assist with the LJ setup.

Plans were to have it online just as the VRS deal closed but COVID presented logistics issues on the MA side. Looks to be a late spring/early summer 21 startup at this time.
  by NHV 669
 
Looks like PAR derailed 4 cars in Nashua between Nashua Drive and Canal Street per the Statewide NH fire alerts FB page.
  by MEC407
 
With "Timmy's Engine," no less...
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  by NHV 669
 
Yes, less than a mile onto it. I thought the "real bad" track was further west?
  by artman
 
I walked that portion of the line last fall with me dog. Plenty of ties had recently been replaced, from the looks of it. Looked in decent shape, although that track is really sunken low in that area.
  by NHV 669
 
NA-1? on the ground tonight in downtown Concord just south of the route 9 overpass.