As of 1230 on 06-30-2011, the LVRC box that had been on the old T track had gone elsewhere, but the covered hopper was still there.
PW's Gardner Switcher had been talking with D-3 on and off, so I hung around. Around 1315, 4003 nosed into the yard with 30 racks and 3909 on the tail. The PW crew asked D-3 if the 6 racks -- supposedly loads for Ayer -- on yard 1 were the ones they had brought in yesterday. The PW switcher was supposed to hook up with an EB -- variously ED495 or Auto Extra -- that would be due in in a couple of hours to take rack loads south. There were other cars for the PW that the crew wanted next to the power, so some fancy dancing on all the yard tracks got all 30 MT racks spotted for WB PAS pickup, the six aforementioned loaded racks were on yard 1 for the EB, the PW power got married, and the crew couldn't raise D-3 to find out how much longer before the promised EB materialized. The three cars closest to the southbound power were flats with short bulkheads carrying new and heavy 78-foot stick rail. Since I can occasionally repel trains, I did my part and left at 1515, but over the next quarter-hour, there was no D-3 chatter for Gardner.
The weather was nice.
"A gray crossover is definitely not company transportation."