• New customers in Littleton on Fitchburg Route

  • 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.

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  by PBMcGinnis
 
Nope. Switch at Very Fine siding still disconnected.
The bureaucracy that is MBTA and associated vendors continues to plod along.

And the daylight move FI-1 took down the Fitchburg Line and into Boston that way last week was a one time event to help out the scrap yard in Everett while keeping crew qualifications up to date.
  by GP40MC1118
 
The FI-1 event is not one-time. It will be run with overweight cars that can't come in the Lowell Line.

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  by rmccown
 
There's work going on at the Veryfine/Patriot Beverage siding. All the old rail and ties are taken up, and it looks like they've rough-graded for the length extension.

I cant tell if there's work going on around Middlesex Corporation, but it looks like they've put in some new jersey barriers and barrels in some of the parking lot, so that may be related.
  by bostontrainguy
 
rmccown wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 10:59 am There's work going on at the Veryfine/Patriot Beverage siding. All the old rail and ties are taken up, and it looks like they've rough-graded for the length extension.

I cant tell if there's work going on around Middlesex Corporation, but it looks like they've put in some new jersey barriers and barrels in some of the parking lot, so that may be related.
There is an earlier post saying the Middlesex project is dead.
  by PBMcGinnis
 
That is correct. Middlesex Paving siding is dead. It was predicated on them winning the contract to supply stone for the Green Line Extension project.

It will be interesting to see how fast the work gets done at Patriot Beverage. They have been waiting for a year to get the OK from Keolis or MBTA.
At some point Pan Am will have to start qualifying crews. FI-1 made some trips via the Fitchburg Route this winter in order to bring some heavier scrap metal cars to Everett. Those cars are now cleared to go via one of the jobs out of Lawrence at night.
Patriot Beverage currently transloads their plastic pellets at Fitchburg Yard.
  by rmccown
 
The work extending the siding at Patriot Beverage looks like its been completed.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Yes...was put into service (at least by Bulletin Order) July 16th and officially renamed Patriot Beverage.