It wasn't exactly "The Centuries Pass at Night," but EDPO did run by POED at Parkers on 01-27-2012. The WB on 2 was far enough to the east to remain invisible, but the EB got by on 1 with OldPaints 618 and 328 and NewBlue 603 plus 38 with a no defects and a length of 2310' from the 346.6 talker at 0855. It was slow running through Gardner itself, getting east of CPF-345 at 0906. The yard had racks and general freight and was mebbe quarter full. The lower lot, however, was totally crammed. Yellow track critters were on and off the stub, a yellow front-ender looked like it was itching to do some work, and a small convention of TCs was there. A dumpster was in the wedge between 2 and the PW, presumably carrying the tie-plates and rail-anchors that had been there on the ground. The signal bridge was still in place. Earlier, D-3 had asked if 603 was isolated, and when it went by, it seemed quiet, which might account for the creepie-crawlie progress on the single east of 345 towards the summit. EDPO was east of Wachusett on 2 at 0948, interrupting a track crew on 1.
Today was a good day to stay inside the cab or car. The rain was like a carwash for much of the morning.
On the speedo scene, D-3 told POED he'd be giving some more as the train got further down the hill, but while I was listening, I heard no details.
"A gray crossover is definitely not company transportation."