• Rigby Yard — Activity, Sightings, and General Discussion

  • 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 BandA
 
doublestack wrote:
Bulkheadflat wrote:Spotted a Pan Am engine working in the Turner Island trackage earlier this week, and again today sitting just before the Broadway crossing with another line of cars for Turner Island ! Haven't seen them up that far before, usually just the TI track mobile.
Also a solid line of about a dozen Elmskip containers rolled slowly west down the mainline with a single unit this afternoon.
Thanks to Hayden Mcswiggin, here's a video of the Elmskip extra heading west thru N.H.
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How does Eimskip keep their fish cold in those boxes?
  by doublestack
 
newpylong wrote:Seems like that would be a lot of water, etc. Do they not ship fish in containers using dry ice as well?
LOL, your right about all that water. It isn't fish in those containers, it's bottled glacier water from Iceland. Check it out.
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  by CN9634
 
doublestack wrote:
newpylong wrote:Seems like that would be a lot of water, etc. Do they not ship fish in containers using dry ice as well?
LOL, your right about all that water. It isn't fish in those containers, it's bottled glacier water from Iceland. Check it out.
http://icelandicglacial.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or like a lot of shipping companies, anything that fits in a container and someone is willing to pay to ship. There is a lot more flexibility with intermodal than rail so don't limit the commodities based on what you read in the paper, there is a whole lotta random stuff going through Portland to Europe and the opposite.
  by atholrail
 
Caught WAPO yarding a large train around 1425. 515-370-3001-2964 for power. Quite a few of them AIMX pink high sides in the train.

354-3105 were around the yard office.

Never seen so many pellet cars up behind the yard office as I saw today.
  by hh660
 
Pellet cars? What kind of pellets? Where are they coming from?
Would that be what is being stored over by the South Portland Sprague site-near the Veterans' Bridge on ramp from Rt 1? There are rows of packages there and some over in the old Merrill Terminal site in Portland.

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  by atholrail
 
Here's a couple shots from up around Rigby the other day...
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  by atholrail
 
Was up around Rigby most of the day today. Caught WAPO arrive around 0830 with 314-510-379 and 55 cars. After that it was pretty dead. PO4 used WAPO's power and was switching the west end. PORU came on duty around 1300, and were originally supposed to take the 3105-349 out, but plans changed. They ended up taking PO4's power and wyeing it at the west end. PO4 finished their work with the 3001. PORU was finally out of Rigby around 1700 with 314-510-379 and a monstah 14 cars. PO7 came on duty and took the 3105-349 to the west end to switch. POED was out of Rigby around 1900 light power with the 609-511-615. There was an RUPO train at CPF 199 with no power, a EDPO train at CPF 201 with no power, and a SEPO with CSXT 895-CSXT 5003-MEC 607 canned at Wells all day. Around 2000 another SEPO was getting ready to lap the Wells SEPO.
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  by rr503
 
roberttosh wrote:Between the summer slowdown in LPG shipments and the demise of the Verso mill at Bucksport, seems like car counts are down a bit.
Has there been any traffic growth on non-PAS PAR?
  by roberttosh
 
LPG traffic into Maine is up significantly over the past several years and I would say that business with the Irvings out of Northern Maine and the Maritimes is much greater than it was a decade ago. There's also apparently some type of Plastic transload at Rigby people have been posting about that I dont believe was there a few years ago. Overall I would say they're doing a pretty good job considering the circumstances.
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