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  by jbvb
 
Last I looked the south (Tewksbury - Wilmington Jct.) leg of the Lowell Jct. wye was in need of rebuilding, but that's not even 200 yards of track. I don't think the old NH Div main leg of the North Chelmsford wye (Nashua - Lowell) will need much attention. When in service, the chemical plant lead was a facing-point eastbound turnout off the Western Route main a few hundred yards RR west of Lowell Jct.
  by b&m 1566
 
I forget where I read it but I've been told the switch for the south leg of the wye, will be extended westward to the west side of 93 (right by California Paints) which includes rebuilding the bridge over Shawsheen River .
  by NHV 669
 
2555, now GMTX 1505, enroute to Walpole today for horn certification of it's new Nathan P3. Hopefully should be back on home rails soon.

Can't wait to see what this year brings for the line.
  by NHV 669
 
Sounds like 1505 is homeward bound, on today's EDPO through Gardner, MA at 0820.
  by b&m 1566
 
Why the number change from 2555 to 1505?
  by GP40MC1118
 
Change in ownership...NES to GMTX. 1500 series number to fit into the GMTX SW/MP switcher lease fleet.
  by FatNoah
 
Sounds like 1505 is homeward bound, on today's EDPO through Gardner, MA at 0820.
Just saw a photo on FB of it heading East on the Stony Brook around 1430.
  by NHV 669
 
Apparently it's been at Westford for some time. Looks like it was dropped there, based on a more recent FB post. The Nashua Job came and went from N. Chelmsford, so it looks like a few more day's wait.
  by CamJay
 
A picture posted to the Guilford Rail Sightings IO group shows it moving north in Nashua last night on NA-2. Hopefully a daytime run to Concord today.
  by NHV 669
 
Tied down at N24.55, Winston Street, Manchester earlier. Maybe tonight or tomorrow.
  by jbvb
 
In Google's aerial photo, it looks like the Lowell Branch's former Eastbound girders over the Shawsheen are still in place, with rotten-looking snaggletooth timbers. So not a major job, unless they make false starts like those that wasted several months on the Merrimack River span in Haverhill.
  by NHV 669
 
Two runs in two days, apparently they departed Canterbury just after midnight to make another 3M run.
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