Does anyone have the particulars on upgrades to NMJ that CMQ undertook to facilitate easier exchange between CMQ and PAR? Looks like they replaced at least the siding over Rt 2/100 double track bridge. Any work in the farm area?
fogg1703 wrote:How about the Dysarts traffic?Solid and stable from my limited view. Havent been north/east nearly as much as I'd like this year. LMS still seems as busy as it has in the past, but again, that can be subjective.
CPF363 wrote:Anyway a map could be downloaded and edited with the appropriate names of each track to better understand what they are doing at NMJ?Nope. Sorry. But we're talking about the stretch of Pan Am between the Bangor and Aroostook station and Cold Brook Rd crossing.
CPF363 wrote:Also, has there been any consideration to adding a connecting track from just east of Maine Scrap Metals on the MEC to the wye track to ease in direct interchange at NMJ? Trains would run east on the MEC from Waterville, under the BAR, then turn on to the BAR just east of Maine Scrap Metals, head south a short distance, turn to the west to the BAR, then turn to the north over the MEC and head to Brownville. Waterville bound westbound trains would do the opposite move.I'd wondered about this when there was talk of unit oil trains running again. They ran 1 PAR-CMQ-NBSR, if it had become regular this would certainly make sense...but most of CM&Q's north/south trains have more than just Pan Am traffic, so a simple runthru loop is not as necessary as the ability to drop and pick up blocks of cars.