• EDAY/AYED

  • 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 atholrail
 
ED8 was out of Deerfield with the 3401-3404 and 29 cars for the P&W. Turned at Gardner with 50 cars for Deerfield including 16 racks. Both units LHF west.
  by atholrail
 
ED8 was out of Deerfield this morning with the 3400-PW 4005 and 23 cars.

As of 1230 they are working Gardner. Going to take the Deerfield's east with them.
  by johnpbarlow
 
atholrail wrote:EDAY/ED8 has been cancelled at least the last 2 days due to no power.
So do the P&W-bound cars continue to sit at EDY or does EDPO take them to Gardner? Or does a passing 28N snag them?
  by newpylong
 
Both.

AYED/ED9 today got cabbed to Lawrence to recrew DJJC - neither the C or E has ever switched the place. Assume they just want to get the train closer. I bet NS loves all the PAS crews being taken for PAR trains. They really are in Triage mode.
  by atholrail
 
Over 40 cars for EDAY in the class yard at Deerfield. Train not made up though account no power. About 35 cars for Deerfield at Fitch.
  by BM6569
 
Can't make this stuff up!
  by BostonUrbEx
 
atholrail wrote:Today's ED8/EDAY crew just taxied to the hotel from Deerfield. No train made up for them account no power.
I feel like they'd be better off running EDAY/AYED with extra crews and just put more guys on the spare board.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
BostonUrbEx wrote:
atholrail wrote:Today's ED8/EDAY crew just taxied to the hotel from Deerfield. No train made up for them account no power.
I feel like they'd be better off running EDAY/AYED with extra crews and just put more guys on the spare board.
How would that help the lack of available power?
  by KSmitty
 
It doesn't help the lack of power, but when they dont have enough power, they can simply not call a crew, rather than pay a scheduled crew for 8 hours to ride in a cab and sit in the hotel.

Does nothing to move traffic, power wise, but its just as easy to run a train if you have power, and cheaper if you dont.
  by newpylong
 
The engineer on this side of EDAY told me he has taken his train once in an entire month. More often than not they sit in the trailer for hours on end only to be sent to rescue something or to the hotel. Calculate the cost of that and you'll quickly realize why this railroad can't afford Lube Oil.
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