QB 52.32 wrote: ↑Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:10 am That local, Mr. Barlow, appears to be out of Westborough, likely heading west to run around their train and work back east (B723? -I thought the Worcester-Westborough-Framingham road turn was B722?) What would be telling is whether the springs on those cars were compressed, indicating they were loads.I believe up until recently, B722 went on duty in Framingham and ran to Westborough between commuter trains to make up its train for the night. After the commuter rush, they would run west to Worcester, runaround their train, and hit customers on the return (used to be Regency warehouse in Worcester, the G&U, and Dana Films in Westborough, he run back to Framingham. I heard they recently changed the origination of 722 to Worcester, but I have not confirmed that yet.
In terms of describing the Milford branch, it is "used", (not moribund) with a coupla-few hundred annual carloads for the two remaining receivers.