• Rigby Yard — Activity, Sightings, and General Discussion

  • 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 newpylong
 
Oh okay. When the tower at Deerfield was closed they moved the controls to the East End yard office and they remained active for some time.
  by Bulkheadflat
 
Watched a solid line of at least 30-40 Csxt gondolas in a row rolling out of the storage area on the west side of Rigby the other day, wonder what that's all about ?
  by Bulkheadflat
 
Over the past year or so I've been noticing a different type of open top highside hoppers coming thru Rigby. I'd seen them in large numbers around NYC and Long Island, as well as around the Boston region, where I believe they carry C&D waste, but never up here previously. They are usually black or grey, and generally have REGX, FWTX, WCTX and a few other reporting marks. They often arrive in groups of 6-12 in a row. I wonder if they are being set at a customer in Maine, or are some type of bridge traffic?
  by MEC407
 
Suspicious item(s) found attached to railcar at Rigby Yard; South Portland Police and Fire called in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_-7jupWLsw
  by MEC407
 
A few recent Rigby observations from 10-08-2022:

1. The big Pan Am Railways sign on the side of the yard office has finally been taken down.

2. Two or three office trailers have been placed in the parking lot.

3. It looks like CSX is gutting the inside of the yard office. Several of the windows were boarded up, and there were big plastic chutes from the top floor that empty into dumpsters below — the kind of setup you see when a building is having a major interior renovation and/or a mold/lead/asbestos remediation.

4. All of the ST-owned and ST-leased hi-rail vehicles are gone, replaced by CSX-owned and CSX-leased hi-rail vehicles — hi-rail pickup trucks, hi-rail dump trucks, hi-rail bucket trucks, and more.

5. A crew of about 10-12 workers was working near Tower PT but I couldn't see what they were doing.

6. Many yard tracks have been removed, as has already been discussed in either the CSX track upgrades thread or the CSX takeover thread (I can't recall which).

7. The ancient MEC Jordan Spreader is still behind the yard office. (I wonder if it'll stay or if CSX will get rid of it.) Two white Guilford boxcars are still behind the office, too.

8. An LTEX (ex-CP) GP9R, still in CP red paint, was parked in front of the yard office.
  by A215
 
MEC407 wrote: Sun Oct 09, 2022 7:00 am 4. All of the ST-owned and ST-leased hi-rail vehicles are gone, replaced by CSX-owned and CSX-leased hi-rail vehicles — hi-rail pickup trucks, hi-rail dump trucks, hi-rail bucket trucks, and more.
Same trucks, just had the globes removed and relettered for CSX. The number is still the same and they read North Billerica, MA as well.
  by CPF66
 
They got quite a few new Chevy 2500's and Ford F-250's over the winter. But to the east of Rigby, they are still running a good fleet of 2014-2018 era Chevy 2500's and 3500's.
Last edited by MEC407 on Tue Oct 11, 2022 6:01 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by CPF66
 
Another quick note is most of the new highrails they have been getting are "Pan Am" spec trucks with regular style pick up beds. Atleast from what I saw while living in Mass, CSX religiously bought trucks with tool beds (the boxy cabinet type deals).
  by CPF66
 
newpylong wrote:Out west most of the old PAR trucks are gone, not just repainted/stenciled. All of the old ST (orange) ones are gone.
They still had those out there? I haven't seen one of those since the late 90's.
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