...and with 22K on CSXT are they still filleting at Mechanicville or are there clearance issues on the Worcester Main?
"A gray crossover is not company transportation."
johnpbarlow wrote: ↑Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:53 am Q: are any of these 11R/16R/RJED/EDRJ detour moves hauling empty or loaded auto racks?No, nothing beyond 263k, plate F, and no stacks/racks on the GMRC.
johnpbarlow wrote: ↑Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:53 am Q: are any of these 11R/16R/RJED/EDRJ detour moves hauling empty or loaded auto racks?Conventional fully-enclosed autoracks aren't cleared on the Conn River between Greenfield and Northfield, the way the re-routes are moving. However, the NECR, GMRC, C&P and CP are good to go for conventional fully-enclosed autoracks and low/high-cube doublestack configurations with 19'6" vertical clearance, if they could get there.
newpylong » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:09 pmDag! Just like Ken of Memory was lobbying for all those years ago!
...over the NECR to Millers Falls where PAS takes the train to Ayer.
Dick H wrote: ↑Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:47 pm NS and CSX got into a dispute on moving auto rack and container trains. So NS and PAR, along with the NECR and the VRS opened a second routing. Begins at Crescent (west of Mechanicville) up the CP (D&H) to Whitehall NY, over to Rutland and Bellows Falls on the VRS, down to Millers Falls on the NECR and east to Gardner and Ayer on PAR. NS assembled five GP38-2 locos and moved 50 autoracks today. NS symbol was 27W.
Thanks to New England Rail for this video at West Royalston MA, 4:24 minutes
oibu wrote: ↑Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:50 pm Hadn't heard before about detours of IM/racks via CP and NECR, so I was assuming all detours were via Hoosick Jct-VTR/GMRC/Conn River to Greenfield. They must have done some work at Millers Falls to make the interchange track functional, last I saw it was overgrown (if not half-buried) and track structure looked sketchy for anything beyond spotting a couple of MOW cars from time to time.... wasn't even sure if all the switches were still intact. Maybe they weren't but the lack of viable alternatives forced the issue to rehab.The MF wye was rebuilt when Pan Am Southern was formed. Prior to that it was 3 tracks in various states of disrepair. It is now one single through track. It has been used on and off over the years for intechange.