• St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

  • For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

    Providence and Worcester

    Their website is here: GWRR.com
    A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

Providence and Worcester

Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
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  by S1f3432
 
Looks like RLHH 3403 is going on a trip somewhere offline- I spotted it shut down on the PAR interchange
track at Danville jct. at the end of a string of freight cars this afternoon.
  by CN9634
 
Shes headed up to Waterville on Pan Am to have a few traction motors done. SLR can't handle 6 axles at their shop so they have to send it on out.
  by petahgriff8316
 
MaineCentral252 wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:26 am I'm guessing gates needed to be replaced somewhere else and swiping them from there was the quick and dirty way to do it
Sounds plausible. FWIW, I can confirm no gates missing on Mem'l. Hwy. (ME 9).
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0836 with the following:

QG GP40-2L 3014
RM-1 806
GP40-3 3806
3 centerbeam flats
4 bulkhead flats
33 propane cars
3 tank cars
3 boxcars
7 hi-cube boxcars

That's 53 cars total, all empties.
Have a great day,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 arrived in Island Pond at 1830 with the following:

GP40 3004
GP40-2 3007
GP40-2 3047
1 centerbeam flat
1 bulkhead flat
6 hi-cube boxcars
12 covered hoppers
3 tank cars
7 propane cars
4 hi-sided gondolas

That's 34 cars total, including 32 loads and 2 empties.
Have a great night,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
In driving rain, this morning's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0745 with the following:

RM-1 803
GP40-3 3803
GP40-3 3804
QG GP40 3105
3 centerbeam flats
2 covered hoppers
7 tank cars
32 propane cars
2 boxcars
11 hi-cube boxcars
1 hi-sided gondola

That's 58 cars total, including 5 loads and 53 empties.
Have a great day,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 made good time between Richmond and Island Pond and was rolling east out of town by 2024 with the following:

GP40-3 3806
RM-1 806
QG GP40-2L 3014
QG GP40 3105
16 hi-cube boxcars
21 propane cars
9 tank cars
9 covered hoppers

That's 55 cars total, including 52 loads and 3 empties.
Have a great night,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
This morning's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0830 with the following:

QG GP40-2L 3014
QG GP40 3105
RM-1 806
GP40-3 3806
1 centerbeam flat
1 bulkhead flat
1 covered hopper
14 hi-cube boxcars
1 boxcar
7 tank cars
21 propane cars

That's 46 cars total, all empties.

Apparently, they are planning to run extra road trains (393/394) tonight.
Best,
Fritz
  by eustis22
 
So if CSX closes waterville, as rumored, where does SLR send out their 6-axles to?
  by CN9634
 
SLR could pony up some $$ and add on enough to their building to accommodate six packs too... if their long term plan is to deploy them on their lines it would be in their interests to be able to maintain them on their own you’d think.
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Today's SLQ Extra 393 West departed Island Pond at 0832 with a bit of an unusual train:

GP40-2 3035
1 hi-sided gondola
5 tank cars
19 propane cars

That's 25 cars total, all empties. Despite only have one unit, they had no problem cruising uphill out of Island Pond. I don't know why they only had the single locomotive (maybe troubles with the other units), as it is atypical to have only a single unit on a road train.

By the way, RLHH SD40-2 3403 was already back on-line in Lewiston Junction on the morning of January 18th. I always wondered why they don't send 6 axles to one of their sister roads (e.g. NECR St. Albans) for work , rather than using PAR's Waterville Shop, but maybe it is due to the quick turnaround time and reduced transit costs?
Have a great day,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 arrived in Island Pond at 2008 with the following:

QG GP40 3105
GP40-2 3007
QG SD40U 6904
6 lumber flats
20 propane cars
19 cement hoppers
1 talc hopper

That's 46 cars total, all loads.

Tonight's crew will have to pick up the engines and cars set out in North Stratford due to engine troubles.
Have a great evening,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 arrived in Island Pond at 1930 in light snow with the following:

GP40 3004
GP40-3 3805
RM-1 805
7 centerbeam flats
2 boxcars
20 hi-cube boxcars
7 covered hoppers
11 propane cars

That's 47 cars total, including 42 loads and 5 empties.
Have a great night,
Fritz
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
On this very cold morning, today's SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0805 with the following:

GP40-3 3804
RM-1 804
GP40-2 3047
QG GP40-2L 3014
7 centerbeam flats
7 hi-cube boxcars
22 propane cars

That's 36 cars total, including 1 load and 35 empties. Interesting that one of the centerbeam flats pulled from Island Pond was loaded but the wraps were unmarked.

Ce message est envoyé en l'honneur du conducteur, mr. Daniel Belanger ... aujourd'hui est son dernier voyage avec le slq ... bonne retraite!
[Translation: This message is posted in honor of conductor, Mr. Daniel Belanger ... today is his last run with the SLQ ... happy retirement! - at least, I hope that is what I wrote.]

Have a great day,
Fritz
Last edited by Fritz on Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 crested the divide at Summit at 1952 with the following:

QG GP40-2L 3014
GP40-3 3805
RM-1 805
1 centerbeam flat
2 boxcars
5 hi-cube boxcars
29 propane cars
6 tank cars
1 covered hopper

That's 44 cars total, including 43 loads and 1 empty.
Have a great night,
Fritz
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