• Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

Moderator: MEC407

  by roberttosh
 
ND Paper just announced another round of major upgrades coming to their Rumford mill, which is right on the heels of their earlier upgrades. Great news for the mill, the town and Pan Am.
  by gokeefe
 
The announcement covered the schedule for the previously discussed upgrades. Pretty hard to spend $111,000,000 in just six months when you're actually building something real. :-D
  by roberttosh
 
So this is the same upgrade that was announced back in 2018? The article doesn’t seem very clear on that...
  by gokeefe
 
It is ... And now the construction schedules and more exact details for each machine are being made public.
  by gokeefe
 
Notice that per the company press release all existing production will be consolidated onto R15 and R10. R12 will be converted to a new product line. By "all existing production" they are talking in terms of tons not merely capabilities. R10 and R15 are receiving upgrades that will allow them to produce more. So ... Two machines will make the same amount as three currently do. Furthermore R12 will make something new and have it's own production volume. Go ahead and do the math in your head on what this means for rail requirements ...
  by pnolette
 
It would depend on how much would end up going by rail..
  by Mikejf
 
From the Lewiston Sun Journal

https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/10/10/d ... ore-falls/

LIVERMORE FALLS — Bridge Street, which is also Route 4, will be closed to through traffic two days next week while crews repair the railroad crossing.

Through traffic will be detoured to the Crash Road in Livermore and Jay.

Local traffic, excluding heavy trucks, will be able to use Water Street to get to and from Route 4. Water Street goes between the Bank Building and another business block on Main Street.

Pan Am Railways and Maine Department of Transportation crews will begin work early Thursday morning, Oct. 17, and continue Friday, Oct. 18, until it’s done, according to MDOT spokesman Paul Merrill.

Bridge Street carries traffic over the Androscoggin River
  by A215
 
There are rumors Watco is aiming to take Riley's soon. Supposedly they recently hired more crew for it.
  by drcrf93
 
Those cars were picked up at Danville.
Last edited by MEC407 on Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:34 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by gokeefe
 
Lots of logs in the yard ... Looks like saw logs.
  by 690
 
Logs off Irving that get unloaded in Rumford, and trucked to Dixfield. Apparently they can only do them when it's cold, otherwise they rot quick.
Last edited by MEC407 on Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:35 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by wally
 
could you expand on this?
Last edited by MEC407 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:35 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by Mikejf
 
The lumber mill in Dixfield has logs shipped in. They arrive by rail in Peru (railroad calls it Dixfield) due to the distance they travel within the state. They are then unloaded and trucked the mile or so to the mill. This is a google image of the area while they were constructing the new bridge a few years ago.

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And this is zoomed out to show the mill in the upper right, rail unloading is the bottom of the picture

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  by wally
 
thanks. i guess i meant specifically about the cold requirement for the logs.
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