• PLED / EDPL

  • 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 Rockingham Racer
 
Are they still running? If so, what kind of a schedule are they on these days through Springfield?
  by PBMcGinnis
 
Usually southbound on Monday nights, return on Tuesday, and southbound again on Thursday return on Friday.
They cannot cross the diamond at Springfield unless it is between midnight and 4am.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
PBMcGinnis wrote: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:46 am Usually southbound on Monday nights, return on Tuesday, and southbound again on Thursday return on Friday.
They cannot cross the diamond at Springfield unless it is between midnight and 4am.
Interesting. Is it CSX or Amtrak that has that restriction on them?
  by PBMcGinnis
 
Amtrak owns and dispatched the line from Springfield to New Haven. So Amtrak controls the operating window. Don't forget with the ConnDOT service there are more passenger trains now. Plus CSX and CSOR have their freight trains to run.
  by Jeff Smith
 
This will get interesting if the Naugatuck Poland Springs project works out... separate topic, of course.
  by Backshophoss
 
Derby Jct has become the interchange point for MN Ballast cars,a possible backdoor interchange for P&W and HRRC(?).
  by Jeff Smith
 
For some reason, I think HRRC doesn't have rights to interchange there. There was one recent move over it of a heritage piece of equipment I think. Also, did you mean PAR instead of P&W?
  by J.D. Lang
 
I also think that HRRC recently handed off one of their GP-35's to PAS at Derby J. so it could go to ED for wheel work.
  by Engineer Spike
 
I'm from Plainville, and saw a HRRC GP9 in Plainville once. It may have gone to ED for work. I don't know if there is an official interchange of freight allowed between PAS and Housaonic. One would have to look at the STB/ICC filings of the transfers of both lines from Conrail.
  by Backshophoss
 
PAR/PAS rights end at Derby Jct,the 3 interchange moves from HRRC seems to confirm it.
P&W was routed this way to Danbury,till HRRC objected, this was a possible interchange point if things went sideways at Gardener
Hence the term "backdoor" interchange.
  by CVRA7
 
PLED/EDPL now run only once a week, guaranteeing occasional 50 car plus trains, not sure of the days. Also not sure of the PL local schedules out of Plainville but due to Naugatuck RR interchange debris business Waterbury usually gets 2 trains per week. Also there is a considerable amount of tie replacement ongoing in CT PAS lines.