KSmitty wrote: ↑Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:55 pm For the record, they aren't even running the occasional extra up to Perma Treat this time. They have GMTX 205 sub-leased from EMRY and taxi a crew (NM-1?) up to switch. They send everything up CMQ and Irving drops the spent tie cars and chocolate chip gons at Keag.As far as I know no Pan Am crew goes to the Keag anymore. I believe a crew based in Mattawamkeag, which normally handles MOW trains, switches the chipper. The 205 was sent west with 30 or so tie cars which were too old to interchange with EMRY and then CMQ. The 205 needed a 92 day if I recall so it was sent to Waterville, and was sent back and was the power for OT-1 (there is a video on Branchline Geep Productions on YouTube). They should be making another trip east soon, the exPTM rail crane is supposedly being brought back from Enfield (I believe it is sitting on the spur to the stud mill which has been recently reconnected and the spur cleared of brush.
They did run down and back up once I believe as 205 made an appearance at NMJ. Might have had to do with CM&Q not accepting some of the beat to hell ex-D&H 2 bay MofW hoppers. Or maybe they needed to 92 day the 205, not sure if it went to Waterville or not...
All may be a moot point: if CM&Q is sold and Irving is the buyer it's hard to believe daily trains will ever run to 'Keag by way of Old Town again.