• Bay Colony Millis Line

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  by Baycolony1705
 
There’s no BCLR shop, would they do a mobile repair, with the Hi-Rail?
  by MaineCoonCat
 
For those interested, BCLR's lease with the commonwealth.
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http://www.norfolkresearch.org/WwwImg/DHCN.PDF
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Use above link. Photo does NOT link to document.
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  by connor4521
 
Got a few updates on the Island Rd/Enviormental Dr line.

A few months ago a developer submitted plans to use almost 55 acres of woods in proximity to the line for a major residential development that would border the railroad beds.

Initial application - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fCdlwx ... sp=sharing

Updated plans (Dec 2019) - https://www.millis.org/sites/millisma/f ... 58DhAcVpQI

Traffic Study - https://www.millis.org/sites/millisma/f ... sfU21Zliq4

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Photos from today of the line and the starting of the new development
https://imgur.com/a/hf3XuJI

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Also, today there was major demolition on the remaining GAF building, this building will likely be gone before next week.
https://imgur.com/a/g5ifR7M

Drone photos
https://www.cdibartolaphotos.com/Aerial ... Millis-GAF

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  by Baycolony1705
 
It’s been a year and a half since Tresca got any shipments, does anyone have any updates? Seems that unless a new customer opens up, it doesn’t look good for the Millis Line.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
  by MaineCoonCat
 
Is 1701 still sitting there, in reasonably unvandalized condition?
  by GP40MC1118
 
As far as I know -yes. Was started up about three-four weeks ago. Rumored work on trestle soon, but
such as it with rumors!
  by Cosmo
 
WHICH trestle??
Last edited by MEC407 on Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:47 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by F40 screamer
 
as of monday 1701 is resting in her normal spot at the medfield animal shelter
  by craven
 
The trestle in question crosses the Charles River in Medfield next to the waste treatment plant. The 1701 is sitting only 50 yards away.
  by Cosmo
 
I thought that's the one you meant.
Interesting, since it was apparently extensively rehabbed not that along ago,
and also because I doubt they'd sink money into a trestle they weren't planning to use.
Makes me wonder if there's some new business moving into the area.
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  by MaineCoonCat
 
Trestle.. Ohhhhhhkkkkaaaaayyy.. WHO exactly is responsible for that?? I believe (without double checking) that MassDOT owns to the midpoint of the river and Peter Harkey owns southwest of that point. So who's dime will this be on? Methinks it wouldn't be economical for BCLR.
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  by The EGE
 
The state announced a bunch of trail grants today. One is for construction of the Medfield Rail Trail from Medfield Junction to the Dover line. No impact on any possible operations south of Medfield Junction - the northern section has been OOS since 2006 and abandoned since 2013.
  by craven
 
This will be a short trail. The Dover NIMBYS have made it clear that they do not want a bunch of out-siders passing through their town.
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