• Pan Am Coal Trains

  • 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 QB 52.32
 
Next up rolling east on the B&A today.
  by gpp111
 
Yes, that the Bow coal plant exists is surprising in some ways, but not in others. Since New England won't allow natural gas pipelines, there remains a need for reliable energy back up for peak periods of energy demand, in deep winter, and the hottest summer periods, thus the need for a plant like the one at Bow.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
Protesters blocked a coal train in Bow this morning.

Police arrested the protesters and had to disassemble scaffolding they set up on the tracks for their protest before the train could continue on.
  by NHV 669
 
Another LCT just passed Tyngsboro headed for Bow.
  by Lincoln78
 
Saw a coal train today on the B&A webcam ( http://railroad.net/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=171147 ) - Springfield yard about 2:30 PM.

Hope to someday catch a train in North Lowell where the Stoney Brook intersects the Lowell to Nashua track. Doesn't seem like too many take the north fork.
  by newpylong
 
The entirety of the Wye is in Chelmsford and yes the only things that go up the Northern are the Nashua locals and these sporadic coal trains.
  by bostontrainguy
 
There is another thread on here about new signals in this area. See: New signal structure
  by NHV 669
 
Another LCT east through MA today.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
Are they still symboled NHBxx?
Last edited by MEC407 on Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:24 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by Plate C
 
Curious if these trains come off CSX? Saw a CSX coal train move EB through SPG yesterday, not a train I'm used to seeing there and I wondered if it was for PAR.
  by J.D. Lang
 
Yes, they're running over the B&A to Worchester with the hand off at Barber's.
  by NHV 669
 
This one is apparently N618-08.
  by roberttosh
 
Interesting that the B&A, which isn't typically thought of as a unit train route, in the past weeks has seen unit Coal, Wheat and Ethanol trains.
  by Hux
 
roberttosh wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:25 am Interesting that the B&A, which isn't typically thought of as a unit train route, in the past weeks has seen unit Coal, Wheat and Ethanol trains.
A tunnel collapse and rerouting will do that. ;)
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