spur01887 wrote:If they were to get the beer train, how would get to the warehouse? Come down the Lowell line cross over Lowell Junction and down through Reading? Or would there be too many grade crossings that they would just go down Lowell all the way and come back up past Sullivan station and Wellington? I ask only because if they do get rail shipments I live a stones throw from North Wilmington station that it would be great to see some freight come down that way.
The south leg of the wye at Lowell Junction is out of service and they wouldn't take the Lowell Branch because that would take them way out of the way (east and north). The move would come down the Northern Mainline to Lowell, cross over to the MBTA Lowell Line at BY, cruise right down and pull in to Yard 8 and make their way behind BET and over to the Eastern and Medford like the rest of the freight.
Edit: oops, just saw Dave responded.