by QB 52.32
roberttosh wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:36 pm Some of the non-plastics business that has dried up is IP at Framingham, Reisner scrap at Clinton, Mass Container & Suburban Propane to name a few. There were others at the Framingham Industrial Park where IP was and definitely more that I’ve missed further on up the line.One of the more interesting customers hosted by the Fitchburg Secondary in the heyday Conrail years was Toys R Us who annually received hundreds of boxcars, much of it from Huffy and Little Tykes in Ohio moving in 50-foot RBOX's. It was unique even then as light-loading and short-haul traffic remaining in boxcar.
For a brief period Conrail considered siting a combined Boston/Worcester intermodal terminal on the Fitchburg Secondary. While it answered one of the biggest challenges for siting such a facility, land, there were plenty of negatives that quickly took it out of the running,