• Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by Ken Rice
 
It looks from the shadow on the ground that the conveyor has it’s low end under the car and the high end away from the track, which is what lead me to think it’s unloading.
I think the cullet operation is inside the building.
Regardless, the G&U certainly has picked up a lot of business in the last few years. The list of customers must be getting pretty large now.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Interesting tidbit in this MassLive article of 12/2/22: "MassDOT, Amtrak, CSX seek $108 million in rail improvements between Springfield and Worcester"

Relevant excerpt:
"...The railroads [MassDOT & CSX] also plan to build a side track in Grafton that will improve the efficiency and capacity of freight interchange with Grafton & Upton Railroad and minimize freight train interference with passenger service..."
https://www.masslive.com/news/2022/12/m ... ester.html
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
surprised that this didn't make the chat, major derailment at the G&U with a CSX drop off XMas Eve early morning
  by Safetee
 
i cant find any derailment in grafton mass on xmas eve but cn supposedly had a pretty big im train derailment on 12/24 in grafton ontario.
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
quite the debacle, CSX L002 with 87 cars, at 340A, shoving off loads located on their tail end into the G&U, onto the ground....also pulled a draw bar/ broken knuckle on the 62nd car at Parmenter Road xing
  by GU1001
 
From the Grafton fire dept Facebook page:
“At about 4:00 am on 12/24/22, Grafton Fire Department responded to a reported CSX train derailment at 40 Westborough Rd. On scene the fire dept worked with CSX and Grafton and Upton RR staff to assess the damage. In all 12 empty cars derailed. There is no hazard to the public or the environment. Railroad personnel will be working over the next few days to re-rail the cars.”
  by Safetee
 
In retrospect, running trains through towns named Grafton, was risky business on Christmas eve this year.
  by bostontrainguy
 
I guess we could really use that "side track" mentioned above for easier interchange.
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