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...GU and the Town have participated in a mediation followed by discussions concerning the resolution of the issues described in the Verified Petition for Declaratory Order filed by GU with the Board on November 23, 2020. These issues include matters raised by the Town in the litigation it has filed in the Land Court in Massachusetts and the preemption issues raised by GU in the Verified Petition.G&U is requesting a further abeyance of this matter until 2/24/21 by which time the agreement with Hopedale should be finalized and the Mass Land Court case should be dismissed.
Earlier this week, GU and the Town reached an agreement in principle that would resolve all of the issues between them. The parties are in the process of drafting documentation to memorialize the terms of the settlement agreement...
SkiScorcher88 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:16 pm Would they drop them in N Grafton or in some future yard in Milford/Franklin? Seems like the N Grafton terminus is quite busy these days. If they have a second yard at Milford/Franklin they could effectively have two trains running a day. One N Grafton to Upton and another Franklin to Hopedale. That would seem to make most sense to me, but then again the only railroading I’ve done is HO gaugeSince nobody other than the G&U would be picking things up in Franklin (CSX isn't going to interchange cars with them at both ends - there's nothing to gain from it), they're unlikely to do that. There are enough places to have one train pass another that if they decide they need to have two crews working at the same time (and have the power to run two trains at the same time) that they won't have a problem with it, even if they're both based out of North Grafton.
GP40MC1118 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:46 am John - You are correct on it starting life as a MP GP50. I got tripped up by UP 2107 versus UPY 2107! 2107Haven't heard about this; Metro North?
MP20B-3 Ex-UPY 2107, UP GP50 (1662), UP GP50 964, MP GP50 3504 BN: 797322-5 BN: 11/80
Notes: Wore UP Yellow as MP 3504. Renumbered 1/17/92 to 964. Planned renumbered to 1662 not completed.
Retired 9/30/04. Retired 8/25/06 "core" unit for MPI MP20B-3 Project. Released MPI 10/10/06 as UPY 2107.
UP designation is MP20GP.
Also understand that both units are here for PTC installations, then headed to Metro-North
Jeff Smith wrote: ↑Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:15 pmMotion for dismissal with STB: https://dcms-external.s3.amazonaws.com/ ... 301631.pdfMy question, can you operate a railroad and a rail yard without eventually contaminating the groundwater below? It seems like all rail yards are contaminated. Therefore you can't safely locate town wells near rail yards or rail yards above aquifers.