gokeefe wrote:Suburban isn't that far down. Take a look at Google maps. The switch may still be in place. The switching frequency is about what they do right now for virtually all their other customers down there.
The latest google imagery is from 2013. Given that 690 has posted pictures of WA-2 running to E. Augusta, I'd take his word on track being removed over 2+ year old areal imagery. If the rails are pulled up from 10 cars west of the Cives' crossing, thats just over a mile to Suburban. Their low volume would never justify the expense of reinstalling track. It would hardly justify running down there if everything was still in serviceable condition. Suburaban has facilities rail-adjacent all over the state (not just on Pan Am). They are all smaller facilities that don't need the volume to justify rail service.
newpylong wrote:Speaking of the Augusta Industrial what is that monstrosity of a mill building in Winslow just north of the branch? Lotta tracks in there.
The mill in Winslow is an old Scott tissue mill. Closed in 1997 in much the same manner as Verso-Bucksport, sold right out from under those who should be involved in the process. And its a good reminder that the governor, no matter political persuasion, is incapable of preventing companies from screwing the Maine towns in which they operate... Here's a BDN article on the subject --> https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 3482&hl=en
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; <--which ironically also has an article about a paper lab at the then Champion mill in Bucksport, for all the good it did. And a couple pages left an article about Holtra-Chem's tainted site.
Oh yeah, so what is it now, to answer your question.