Lincoln78 wrote:Saw a Guilford freight heading eastbound in Plainville a little before nine this morning (Saturday 4/25). The lone engine was marked MEC (didn't get number, don't know types). I wasn't too close so I couldn't read much. The train has about three gondolas, at least one with scrap metal, and about ten tankers.
Nice to see life on that track.
The loaded gon was from Albert Brothers in Waterbury & was switched out on Friday, I was told.
Scrap prices are way down [about $.038/100#] for #1 prepared steel so there is a string of gons on the bridge over the Naugatuck River going into Albert Brothers. Easily seen on Rt 8 going north north of I-84.
They are there because there is no scrap traffic to speak of out of AB. Guaranteed - they are getting a new paint job courtesy of the local Urban Degenerates. The only bright side in this economy, keeping the paint manufactures producing. Oh, yes, they [the degenerates] have moved up in the world and are now using paint rollers and gallon cans of paint as well as the traditional spray cans. No easel & palette for these small-gonad equipped guys - just cranking out in production quantities. Even though the shade of burgundy used as background under the Huntingdon Ave overpass in Waterbury was particularly attractive.
"They're coming to take me away .... Ha Ha!"