• 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 690
 
Swung by Rigby at around ~10:30 am, POED's power was sitting out front with NS 3482 / MEC 345 / MEC 608 / NS 3471, along with MEC 611 / MEC 373 / MEC 371 and three more GP40s between the 611 and 373.

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Took a few pictures of the power at Rigby, then heard chatter of 691 arriving at OOB. Swung down to the Scarborough salt marshes, and just barely caught 691 as it blasted through with P42DC 174 leading the charge.

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Had a few things I needed to do in Portland, then just missed 694 going through Scarborough (crossing gates were still down when I got there), but I decided to stick around for 693, which was about ten minutes early with the 72 leading.

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Five minutes later, POED headed west through the salt marshes with the earlier power listed.

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I would have ended up chasing it, but I got stuck behind some red lights, and heavy traffic ensured I never had a chance to catch up. Finally ended up passing through Rigby again around 6 pm, power outside the yard office was MEC 517 / MEC 373 / MEC 371 and BM 335 / MEC 313 behind the yard office.

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  by MEC407
 
Nice shots, 690!
  by MEC407
 
Today at 11:30 in front of the yard office:

NS 3476e
BM 327e
Another 300-series unit

MEC313e
MEC 343e
MEC 379w
Another 300-series unit
  by MEC407
 
Today at 10:40 in front of the yard office:

GMTX 3001e
MEC 618e
MEC 612w

BM 327e
MEC 380e
MEC 513w

MEC 354e
  by MEC407
 
Today at 19:15 in front of the yard office:

CSXT 751e
CSXT 983w

MEC 319e

GMTX 3001e
ST 77e
  by MEC407
 
Today at 10:45 in front of the yard office:

BM 326e
MEC 505w
MEC 379w

MEC 314w

NS SD40-2 and MEC SD40M-2 (maroon Helm paint), numbers not visible, both facing east

Behind the yard office:

MEC 354e
  by MEC407
 
Today at 10:55 in front of the yard office:

CSXT 700e
CSXT 715w

MEC 613e
NS 3491w
NS 3476w

GMTX 3000-series in PAR blue, w
Guilford 300-series
MEC 382w

Behind the yard office:

BM 328w
  by MEC407
 
There was a monster all-GP lashup in front of the yard office today at 13:00:

MEC 379e
BM 326e
GMTX 3005e
MEC 509w
MEC 321e
MEC 353e
MEC 511w
GMTX 3109e

MEC 352e was also nearby
  by Bulkheadflat
 
There's been a long line of lp gas tanks, stretching the entire length of the yard, sitting on the 2nd track in on the west side of the yard for well over a month now, at least 6 full weeks. It has not moved the entire time. I've never seen anything sit on those main yard tracks for that long before, only on the shorter storage tracks a little farther down on the west side of the yard. Wonder what's going on with that tank line ? Sure has blocked a lot of good views of jobs rolling in and out of the yard behind it !
  by BostonUrbEx
 
Bulkheadflat wrote:There's been a long line of lp gas tanks, stretching the entire length of the yard, sitting on the 2nd track in on the west side of the yard for well over a month now, at least 6 full weeks. It has not moved the entire time. I've never seen anything sit on those main yard tracks for that long before, only on the shorter storage tracks a little farther down on the west side of the yard. Wonder what's going on with that tank line ? Sure has blocked a lot of good views of jobs rolling in and out of the yard behind it !
Perhaps a stored oil train, like the one at Walnut, waiting for oil traffic to resume?
  by Bulkheadflat
 
Well they are the extra long gas tanks, and though I'm not certain if they are empties or loads, I've seen tons of additional gas cars roll thru going south and north during that time. If they were for the local transload, or Portsmouth, I'd think they would be moving, and the line shifting, little by little, but they have not budged in over a month, plus they are occupying one of the commonly used yard tracks. They could have easily been set off on one of the storage tracks a little farther down, even in 2 cuts if necessary due to length. Bizarre...
  by Bulkheadflat
 
So then they are just SIT (storage in transit) cars right, my initial thought was that with the increased gas traffic, they were going to start collecting the empties as they came back, until there were sufficient numbers for unit trains back to Canada. But that could have happened weeks ago. Surprised they're not putting them in the storage section, instead of taking up main yard track space.
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