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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by CPF66
 
Can you say Golden Eagle Rail or Boston Surface Railroad?
  by NH2060
 
CPF66 wrote:Can you say Golden Eagle Rail or Boston Surface Railroad?
Might explain the latter website’s upcoming announcement for ticket sales on March 18th..
  by NHV 669
 
2308 WB with one perlite car through Finntown Road in Warren at 09:10.
  by NHV 669
 
They brought one steel car to ASA Tuesday, returned light east today.
  by NHV 669
 
2308 with one empty perlite and 8 cement loads WB through Finntown Road in Warren at 09:20.
  by Emmett
 
Is 2310 not running due to nature of smaller trains? that was my assumption.
  by NHV 669
 
There's no need or reason to use two locomotives to haul <5 cars....

Regarding the cement situation:

https://knox.villagesoup.com/news/drago ... 2_CQBvUKLU
Stephen Betts wrote:THOMASTON — The owner of the Dragon cement plant has rejected an offer to sell the facility.

The head of Elementia USA commented Wednesday, Feb. 28, about the offer from Michael Carlow of United States Cement.

"We are simply not interested in selling the property. We continue to utilize the site for distribution of cement and plan to continue to do so in the foreseeable future," said Timothy Kuebler, chief executive officer of Elementia USA.
Most importantly:
Kuebler said the company is planning to "continue to ship needed high quality cement in the Maine market by customer truck from the Thomaston terminal. The rail option really isn’t an option given the many switches from rail server to rail server increasing costs."
  by Emmett
 
I guess its just going to be scaled down
  by JBlaisdell
 
Drove by the Rockland yard yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Looked like the RDC's engine was running, saw exhaust coming out the stack. Perhaps it's getting fixed?
  by BandA
 
Why would they sell the cement plant and create a new or help an existing competitor?
  by Emmett
 
JBlaisdell wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 4:44 pm Drove by the Rockland yard yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Looked like the RDC's engine was running, saw exhaust coming out the stack. Perhaps it's getting fixed?
well if it is, thats great news
  by NHV 669
 
2310 was west with the whalebelly for BML plus one empty Dicaperl hopper at 07:50 from Rockland.
  by Goddraug
 
Facebook posts seem to show 8 cement cars in the consist as well.
  by NHV 669
 
Picked up on the way west. 10 cars is the longest move they've had in a bit, for sure.
  by Emmett
 
does midcoast have everyone who is stepping up rail shipping or is it sticking to this middle ground.
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