F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:Since this post got eaten yesterday, here are the big errors on the Pan Am system map:
-- They have all the lines PAR owns outright tagged in the legend as "overhead rights".
-- The Springfield Line technically IS overhead rights because CSOR has all local biz and PAS can only use the length of it for the interchanges and to access the Highland. But the map calls it "trackage rights" and offers no overhead option for PAS in the legend.
At least it's geographically accurate now. The old website map prior to this looked like it was done on an Etch-a-Sketch.
No, PAS has Trackage Rights over the Springfield line. Trackage rights can include rights to consignees, interchanges, or none of the above. It all depends on what was applied and granted.
In the most basic form, "Trackage Rights" means the tenant RR runs it's own trains using it's own crews. "Haulage Rights" means the host moves your cars for you. NS has trackage rights over DH to Mechanicville (with no customer rights) and then haulage rights into Ayer. PAS has trackage rights w/consignee rights over the NECR. VRS/WACR has haulage rights between their RRs at Bellows Falls and WRJ. Etc and so on.