M427 seen departing CPF-307 Westford today 11:40 with CSX 466, MP15 AC 1175 and MP15T 1225 with about 60-70 cars. Because 1175 had its stacks covered with buckets it obviously wasn't running, I assume 1225 was the same.
1) unusual to see this train with only one working engine.
2) I have noticed via recent visual observations and radio receptions that M427 drops "Ayers" (such as Poland Water Eimskips ) at Graniteville then picks up "Barbers" at Ayer. Doesn't make sense to me but there may be a capacity problem at the Hill Yard?
3) In a video from "Stony Brook Railroad Vids" M427 stopped at the North Chelmsford Wye today to pick up one boxcar. Seems unusual but again I don't know all the facts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHg3KF7 ... WL&index=4