With NEGS only locomotive presently off property, does anyone know how the new PLLX unit will move from PAR to it's final home? Will it sit in Concord until VRS returns the 2555 or sends a replacement?
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Lynch Materials ($500,000)Assuming they're counting each truck coming and going as a separate trip, that's 8,000 trucks' worth of material. Even if that's a wild overestimate, it's still going to be more than a slight uptick in traffic on that line.
The project will provide assistance in the construction of a railcar unloading facility to improve the sand and gravel supply chain to Eastern Massachusetts. Upon completion of the project, 16,000 truck trips will be removed from area roadways annually. Shipment of sand and gravel by rail will support the construction industry by improving reliability and reducing costs. Lynch Materials is providing a 79% match.
FatNoah wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:56 amAbout 3600 cars a year.
Assuming they're counting each truck coming and going as a separate trip, that's 8,000 trucks' worth of material. Even if that's a wild overestimate, it's still going to be more than a slight uptick in traffic on that line.
About 3600 cars a year.Even if that's a typical wild overestimate for PR, even 800 cars a year would be a huge increase.
Rockguy wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:05 pm 8,000 truck trips is closer to 2,500 rail cars a year. Can fit more than 3 trailer dumps in a rail car at 263. Almost 4 at 286. Nh uses the bridge law formulas for trucks limiting capacity to about 30 tons a truck.Thanks, we had been trying to figure out the trailer tonnage when we working on some stuff the other day and we had used a 100t car as for the formula not knowing what the lease cars were rated at.
Hux wrote: ↑Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:47 pm will we see dedicated trains like those of Boston Sand & Gravel?We are still working out the logistics on this as there are some other factors that may make it a mixed over a dedicated train at hand off.