• PTC on Hoosac tunnel line

  • 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.

Moderator: MEC407

  by Ham40PH
 
I am trying to get an idea of how much it would cost to install a turnout in Shelburne Falls. I was told if it is PTC the cost could be in the hundreds of thousands. I am hopeing that is not the case.
  by NYC27
 
The line is regular CTC - for now - still not cheap. What are you looking to put a singing in for? The state has a program to assist shippers install rail sidings.
  by Trinnau
 
NYC27 is correct, there is not PTC on the line currently though that could change in the near future with the imminent sale of Pan Am. The line is signaled which does mean some additional work is needed other than just installing track.

The state program he refers to is "IRAP" which stands for Industrial Rail Access Program. You can read about it here which includes a link to apply for funding. Some examples of awards just announced last week can be found here.