• 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.

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  by oibu
 
Thanks, so you are saying that often only one side runs on a given day (i.e. only RUPO or only PORU?)

Slightly OT maybe but Is there still a Danville jct local?
  by S1f3432
 
I was told by the two railfans I ran into at Leeds jct that PORU/RUPO was up one day and down the next,
but I wouldn't cast that in stone as I haven't seen them often enough the past couple of months to
determine an actual routine. The Danville Jct switch job is apt to show up anytime with no particular
schedule; when I've seen them it's been in the early afternoon. I've seen SLR make a delivery to Panam
with that same cut of cars sit in the same place for several days so Danville interchange doesn't seem
to be much of a priority.
  by Cosakita18
 
Why the decease in frequency? Is it a result of the explosion in Jay?? Seasonal slump?
  by KSmitty
 
Jay has actually been busier since the explosion, because so much pulp is coming in. A lot of stuff is/was moving Rumford-Jay-Rumford with ND supplying a lot of the pulp Pixelle is using. But SAPPI, other Pixelle mills, and other sources of market pulp are all being used to feed the paper machines. Most of it is coming in by rail.

It's just that they can't seem to keep enough crews assigned to the branch to actually run trains 2 directions 7 days.
  by roberttosh
 
Is there any more news on the future of the Pixelle mill? There was some speculation that the mill may eventually be closed due to the loss of the pulping operation. Hope that doesn’t end up being the case.
  by NHV 669
 
The post above yours literally answered the question.
  by roberttosh
 
The current situation is a short term fix and has no bearing on the plant's future viability.
Last edited by MEC407 on Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:26 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by gokeefe
 
IFRX 92134 ... Gondola car ... See it here @ 3:47.

New to the area. Use unknown. I was wondering for a moment about wood chips (there were three of these) but I'm guessing it's something else.

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  by CN9634
 
I heard a scary figure the cost to restore pulping operations at Jay.... I'm not sure you'll see it back but its possible. Market pulp prices are very low right now -- remember Pulp is a commodity and you can keep tabs on the market if you know what you're looking for. We'll see what happens in the future but at least for now Jay should be fine to keep those papermachines fed.

Something to watch out is the ND Paper mill COVID-19 outbreak from last week.... really not a good situation up there they have a few shifts home now in quarantine and some guys are seriously sick. They did mill-wide testing as well... hoping everyone comes through alright but that operation will likely be impacted (already has been).
  by wally
 
pixelle/jay just laid off another 50+ employees last week. things are going to get worse before they get better. cleanup/demolition of the digester is ongoing, nevermind rebuilding. years away from a new digester online, minimum.
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