by b&m 1566
Has work started yet at Lowell Junction? I haven't been by there in a while.
It takes real skill to choke on air, fall up the stairs and trip over nothing. I have those skills.
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New Haven 1 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:11 pm ... I'm sure that 3M is in the same boat and, they simply plan ahead by getting 2 tank cars at a time so they get what they need at the best cost and, without delays to their production.The cars are cycled at 2 at a time due to the transport from Macon, GA and the holding tanks at the facility. Upon delivery we can empty one car into the holding tanks and that will allow them to draw down for about a week enough that they can fit the 2nd car in the tanks. By the time they draw down enough to fit another car the new cars have arrived in Concord from GA, and the cycle starts again. 3M leases the cars so they don't have the per diem fees.
I'm sure that 3M is in the same boat and, they simply plan ahead by getting 2 tank cars at a time so they get what they need at the best cost and, without delays to their production.This was a while ago, but my aunt worked in Accounts Payable at that facility. She mentioned that the cost to ship by rail was something like half of the cost to ship by truck.
steam1246 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:47 am Well--now that VRS and Vermont AOT have "ruffled" CSX's feathers a bid with their objections to the STB PAR/PAS sale filings, has VRS "PO"-ed CSX enough to affect future dealings in New HampshireIn short. No. Remember that GW was the NS choice, not CSX; CSX just made considerations to NS for other in hand deals. CSX had to expect VRS and maybe others to balk at that ( You may shortly see one of the unions making the same complaint about GW shortly. I've head the brief, but don't know if it has yet been filed).
steam1246 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:47 amAt this point, it would seem that any VRS service south of Concord would not be possible as early as July l(a previously "rumored" here on railroad.net) or December (as speculated in the VRS employee "newsletter" last Christmas). With "Aprilish" right around the corner, is construction still on tap at the new Lowell Junction gravel facility--or is it "on Hold" until the PAR/CSX sale is resolved?July 1 was the purchase date, and the only real advertised date. The movements of the gravel are not anticipated until Fall 2021. Now, they had been anticipated for last year, but COVID did put a wrench into that.