KSmitty wrote:They were transloading at the warehouse on the Hinkley Branch by exit 133 off 95 in Fairfield. Its been a year and a half since I was regulalry by there and dont know if that still goes on.NEPW is Mechanic Falls. They also have quietly put together quite a portfolio of warehouses through M&A... most are rail served.
They (UPM/Madison Paper) maintain a facility in Mechanic Falls, or their website says they do anyway. I can't see Mechanic Falls, or the western foothills region, as a huge user of coated paper so I imagine the SLR handles some of their traffic as well.
And then find a Maine paper mill that doesnt regulalry use Ayer or Worcester. Pretty much how Lincoln Paper and Tissue does business. safe bet UPM is doing so as well. Can't imagine shipping large quantities of paper far by truck.
UPM uses intermodal pretty heavily (2 week shut down looming)
Every mill is trucking both intermodal and OTR.
Keep an eye open for Infinity Logistics Transportation 53' container reefers coming into the area soon. Should use both NS and CSX rail options. Wouldn't be surprised to see these coming up into Maine.