• 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 Ale Rider1
 
Seems like Plainville remains much busier than 5-6 years ago. Is there any intermodal moving down from Eimskip or did that whole thing die out?
  by CVRA7
 
There is a new gas customer just west of the Terryville Tunnel and interchange with the Naugatuck Railroad became quite a bit busier as the Naugy gained a construction and demolition debris business which ships out as many debris cars as they can load - this depends on inbound empties.
  by Ale Rider1
 
Tracks near the Plainville CT Crossing flea market looking pretty rough especially looking East.

Is there business left in Waterbury for PAS besides the Naugatuck RR traffic.?

Ed
  by Ale Rider1
 
Albert Bros - you are probably correct. If you google earth the address of that firm - and choose satellite, you can follow the track a short distance and find Pan Am PL 1 captured, two engines and a few scrap cars.....what are the odds?
  by newpylong
 
They used to bring paper to the Waterbury Republican too, right next to the station. Probably don't anymore?

Peter Paul used to get corn syrup tankers in the yard prior to them closing down in 2007 as well.

Edit: here is just such a train. Scrap from Albert Bros, boxcars for the Republican and Corn Syrup for Peter Paul. http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20060 ... 510095.jpg
  by Ale Rider1
 
Hard copy circulation of most newspapers is so low now, I bet that business is dried up to most newspapers.
  by CVRA7
 
Fairly sure the Waterbury Republican printing plant closed several years ago. The final cars I observed were a couple of BAR box cars, sitting in the lower yard near the former freight house where the newspaper leased some space. Around that time I was told that the costs of shipping the newsprint was the same for truck or rail - truck won the final battle.
There was another tank car customer in the south end of Waterbury - fairly confident that they either went to trucks or closed. So it's down to Albert Bros (scrap) and Naugy interchange ( just about exclusively construction and demolition debris from Watertown (Frost Bridge)) for Waterbury customers.
  by ProRail
 
West of the active Propane dealer in Terryville, CT:

Peter Paul chocolate plant in Naugatuck, CT closed in 2007.
Waterbury-Republican Newspaper stopped printing at Waterbury in 2010.
All that is left is Albert Bross' Scrap Metals and Frost-Bridge Recycling up in Watertown.
Waterbury was once the Brass Making Capital of the U.S.
High Corporate Taxes and High Labor Costs killed most industries in Southern New England.
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