• Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

  • 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 Safetee
 
crews on the west end are in very short supply.
  by bostontrainguy
 
Looks like the most northern building in the New England Produce Center in Chelsea - the one where you actually saw reefers spotted once in a while - the one served by PAR in the past and just resurrected by CSX since the F Plate restriction has been recently removed - is GONE!

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Found this article. I guess it doesn't look good for reefer or probably any type of rail service.

https://www.thepacker.com/markets/know- ... loses-good

You can find the new building here:

https://www.thedaviscompanies.com/development/
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  by newpylong
 
My contact on the T said Amazon has purchased the property.
  by BandA
 
Food will be more expensive as you will have to buy all food from big companies.
  by Trinnau
 
There were actually two separate terminals in there. Boston Market Terminal was technically in Chelsea, entrance off Market St on Riley Way. New England Produce Center is in Everett off Beacham St. If you look closely you can see the fence between the two properties on aerial photos, and the gate across Riley Way.
  by bostontrainguy
 
Yes. On Google Earth it looks like one storage track is north of the fence on the BMT side and a shorter one is located south of the fence on the NEPC side. It also looks like the longer northern one has already been removed.
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  by conductorchris
 
RSGU sounds like Republic Services, the trash company that had been loading containers in Nashua, Ayer and (no longer) Holyoke (now at Athol Junction on CSX). Question remains, where is it originating?
  by NHV 669
 
https://www.gazettenet.com/All-States-M ... d-44085174

All States Materials Group is expanding capacity at its Deerfield facility.
The new track switch will allow 12 railroad cars to be stored at a time, which “takes pressure off the railroad,” while also allowing ASMG to work on the train cars that are being stored without blocking traffic.

“Essentially it’s 24/7 capability,” said Robert Betsold, ASMG’s technical marketing manager. “This will remove dependency on trucking.
Is this the same outfit that gets cars in Newport on the WACR?
  by newpylong
 
No, they do not have any facilities up there.
  by Red Wing
 
Not sure if this bridge is not up to spec for double stack to Maine but if it isn't maybe it will be soon: From WHAV

https://whav.net/2022/01/07/federal-spe ... ge-issues/
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Transportation Planner Anthony Komornick confirmed the cash infusion will “provide the opportunity to accelerate spending on three major bridge projects”—rehabilitation of the bridge that carries I-495 over the MBTA tracks and Route 28 in Andover, the replacement of the I-495 bridge over the Merrimack River between Methuen and Haverhill and the replacement of the Basiliere Bridge in downtown Haverhill.”
  by coopercat1
 
I think that the 495 overpass/bridge with the clearance issues in the one that crosses the tracks and the Merrimack at Sutton Street in North Andover.
  by BobbyT
 
Hearing that the former Lehigh Cement facility at Wilmington has been reopened and receiving cars, any truth to that rumor?
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