• Intermodal to Maine

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by johnpbarlow
 
CN9634 wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:28 pm I’ve been seeing CSX and UMAX boxes daily in Maine between Portland and Augusta, as well as the usual SNI and Hunt boxes. Occasionally catch an XPO as well, but notably again the CSX/UMAX boxes have been more recently strong. I saw an LL Bean tractor behind a UMAX recently as well presumably ferrying from their drop yard in Bath at the former BNAS tot he DC in Freeport.
I've seen a few JBHU boxes on CSX IM trains on the B&A but there are way more JBHUs being handled on NS/PAS 22K to Ayer . Do you see any/many EMP & Hub boxes that also travel on 22K in Maine?
  by roberttosh
 
A while back NS pretty much had all the Hunt business but for whatever reason, CSX has definitely been making inroads, at least here in New England. NS still has the majority but it's pretty common now to see CSX trains with 10-20 Hunt cans.
  by QB 52.32
 
CSX has had roughly a third+ of Hunt's New England intermodal business during the past year, with 100% of their relatively new temperature-controlled business, traffic from non-Chicago origin/destination lanes only available using CSX, and, to some degree, for those larger consignees/shippers closer to CSX's Worcester or Springfield ramps than NS' Ayer or Mechanicville ramps within the Chicago lane of traffic.
  by CN9634
 
I frequently see Hub City and EMP boxes up here from the NS side. Can’t say I’ve seen much Swift or any of the smaller guys…maybe seen one CH Rob box. I got a shot of a Canadian Tire container “passing through” from Maritimes to Quebec recent which was neat.
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