• PL-1 Job Central Connecticut PAS Pan Am Southern

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by Plainvilletrainbuff
 
Looks like it will be a bit of work to clean up. However, just followed MEC 252 & 253 throigh Bristol about 30 min ago hauling 14-16 cars of construction debris the 2 empty flat cars that hauled big electrical transformers last week, 3 CSX covered hoppers and several gondolas that appeared to have scrap metal. What I found to be interesting is that this train only slowed at the crossings and did not stop like they notmally do.
  by newpylong
 
Rusty rail conditions removed due to more usage my guess.
  by Engineer Spike
 
BostonUrbEx wrote:Passenger service and its related upgrades between Waterbury and Hartford would bring those crossings up to snuff for a quiet zone. :wink:

Not for the cross buck crossings on the Canal.
  by Scalziand
 
Plainvilletrainbuff wrote:Looks like it will be a bit of work to clean up. However, just followed MEC 252 & 253 throigh Bristol about 30 min ago hauling 14-16 cars of construction debris the 2 empty flat cars that hauled big electrical transformers last week,
They hauled another transformer this week, and should be doing a third next week.
  by J.D. Lang
 
It looks like Cherry Hill's C&D facility in Watertown is doing pretty well. Pictures of the incident showed 7 cars on PLED. Between Cherry Hill and the new propane distributor in Plymouth its nice to see some business pickup on the Highland.

J. Lang
  by BostonUrbEx
 
Scalziand wrote:They hauled another transformer this week, and should be doing a third next week.
Where are they being offloaded?
  by Scalziand
 
^Same siding as the first one in East Litchfield.
  by CannaScrews
 
The transformer was delivered at East Litchfield on 6-Dec.
  by KSmitty
 
I dont know what the roads are like down there, but a few years back we had something similar happen up here because of icy roads. Someone slid into the side of a box car as the train was already occupying the crossing.
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
KSmitty wrote:I dont know what the roads are like down there, but a few years back we had something similar happen up here because of icy roads. Someone slid into the side of a box car as the train was already occupying the crossing.
No excuse for that at Broad St., Plainville. It's got the most pitch-perfect sightlines you could ever ask for on a crossing: https://goo.gl/maps/ynEw9kgaAZq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. As a stop-and-protect crossbucks-only crossing they would've seen the stopped train flagging from a half-mile away even in driving rain or snow. Occam's Razor sez driver was a bleedin' moron.


Trust me as a native Nutmegger...that's par for the course over there. For a state that has quite a lot of regular train traffic throughout its areas of megalopolis density, I have never seen such uniformly stoopid behavior around grade crossings as drivers there. Springfield Line is the worst...like the tracks emit some sort of brainwave tractor beam that compels drivers to run the gates with abandon. Growing up in Bristol I've also seen some complete WTF? decisions with the Highland crossings for those slow 10 MPH trains...like, drivers literally stopped and watching the freight creep towards the Broad St., Bristol crossing from almost a half-mile away then suddenly deciding when it was only a few hundred feet away that NOW was the time to floor it around the gates.
  by H.F.Malone
 
F-Line, you are so right. Dopey drivers, and NO enforcement of the laws by the gendarmerie. A certain town of water could probably buy a new cruiser every year from the fines they could collect if they'd stake out a particular "Frosty" crossing.... and pull over the meatheads who blow the signals with impunity.
  by Scalziand
 
The evening news said the driver was 86 years old. Draw what conclusions ye may.
  by csor2010
 
I noticed a large cut of Amtrak ballast hoppers in the Plainville yard this afternoon; I'm assuming these came off last night's EDPL. Does this mean that the Cook's Gap quarry spur is back up and running?
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