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Pat_Francis wrote:I really hope the new owners rehab the line, as the idea of 50+ ton hopper cars on those tracks, which haven't seen any serious use since the late 1990's, are rehabbed.I would assume that this proposed trash operation would be containers on flat cars, which is the more common practice in many areas.
Pat_Francis wrote:RE: The Grafton & UptonEh, 50 tons? Their Alco S-2 has been up and down it a few times, and that's a lot more than 50 tons!
From talking to some retired RR people, the Grafton & Upton is indeed up for sale, and the potential buyer will operate a "trash to train" business on the line. Trash and construction debris will be loaded at West Upton, and sent North to the CSX interchange at North Grafton. The building at Grafton Center will be torn down and a small yard / business office located there, to solicit future customers for the new operation.
I really hope the new owners rehab the line, as the idea of 50+ ton hopper cars on those tracks, which haven't seen any serious use since the late 1990's, are rehabbed. And, will the NIMBY's in Grafton and Upton allow such an operation, considering the Milford steel unloading operation was shut down after a prolonged legal battle ?