• "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

  • 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 Cosakita18
 
I've seen the same train sitting on Track 2 by Sprague for upwards of 48 hours.
  by markhb
 
Cosakita18 wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:18 pm I've seen the same train sitting on Track 2 by Sprague for upwards of 48 hours.
I was thinking of the stretch between CPF 192 and CPF 194 (Riverside St. to Allen Ave.), but I'm not surprised they could be over there as well. (Sprague the tank farm, or Portland Yacht Services?)
  by S1f3432
 
Took photos of what I assume to be WAPO with 319-307-351-606 at several locations between New Gloucester and
Cumberland Center yesterday afternoon. This pic from the Rt.9 embankment in North Yarmouth.
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  by CN9634
 
Interesting information in this piece about Pixelle in Jay....I was once told the cost to restore the pulping operations was $500M (give or take) and the insurance pay out from the explosion was at $350M. Wonder if this lawsuit can close some $$gaps enough to make a rebuild of the pulp side financially viable? I'm told that they are running into quality problems with market pulp, and they are riding the spot market right now to control costs unable to lock into any majority supplier contract given the pricing volatility.

https://www.centralmaine.com/2021/05/03 ... explosion/
  by S1f3432
 
Danville Jct switcher has grown bigger with GE's being used the past couple of weeks instead of the
more usual SD40- Here is 7535 a week ago and have seen several others.
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  by S1f3432
 
A couple of shots from today- Watco's switch crew working at Rumford with LTEX 3902 and RUPO at Stricklands
with 307-783-381 and 70 cars
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  by CPF66
 
That is actually Mainely Switching Services, not WATCO. WATCO lost Old Town and Rumford due to issues with the service the mill was getting. Pan Am has been doing a good sized tie project between Old Town and Waterville, and I guess MOW is working up at Enfield on rehabbing the siding, and relaying about 1,000 feet of track.
  by roberttosh
 
Thanks for the update, I think Pleasant River is eventually going to end up being a major customer.
  by Safetee
 
I have never heard or strong possibility i don't remember Mainely Switching Services. A catchy name for sure, but by any chance are these the same folks who switch Sappi up by Skowhegan?
  by S1f3432
 
This is the first time I've seen Mainely Switching Services mentioned and was not aware of the change.
Just tried google search and didn't turn up anything.
  by roberttosh
 
I'm somewhat surprised that ND Old Town needs a dedicated contract switcher. Rumford with the coal, chemicals, slurry, etc makes more sense but is Old Town really that busy?
  by newpylong
 
As many consignees have found out with Pan Am, sometimes paying more to actually get cars moved when you want them to is attractive.
  by Safetee
 
from what i have read, maine switching service started up last december filling in the void for the vacated watco at rumford.
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