• 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 gokeefe
 
atholrail wrote: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 pm EDAY/AYED abolished as of Sunday 8/18. I'm sure NS will be pleased.
Due to reduced congestion?
  by jaymac
 
Guessing it might be sarcasm on atholrail's part. ED-8/9 generally reduced transit times for EDPO/POED by handling Gardner, Fitchburg, and Ayer business. Hopefully, EDPO/POED will run through Ayer, using Fitchburg as the drop/pickup point for Ayers. With EDPO/POED working Gardner and Ayer, that'll add 2-3 hours to a trip, and even more unproductive crew time will be expended in cabs, half of which will come outta the Pony's pockets.
Given the large sizeof some recent ED-9s, abolishing it seems -- at least to this mere mortal civilian -- puzzling.
  by 690
 
Word is the abolishment of EDAY (and a couple other jobs) is to force guys onto the spare board to make up for crew shortages.
  by atholrail
 
Pretty sure on the bid sheet the crew's were still EDAY/AYED although the jobs were ED8/ED9.

Today's EDPO 7575-7542-7655-505-512-5974 was working on a setoff at OX at 1030. They setoff their Ayers and Fitch's and went east with 11 Nashua's. No Rigby's.
  by gokeefe
 
Seems healthy ... Not too big, not too small. Where do the refrigerated cars come from/go to?
  by 690
 
Most go to Boston.
  by jaymac
 
Seen a few in Gardner, too. Dunno if they were PWs or MT WBs that mighta been brought up Da Hill for ED-9/POED pickup.
  by newpylong
 
Highliner also gets a couple every now and then?
  by neman2
 
Related to the refrigerated cars, there was a Westbound train parked at Graniteville in Westford on 12/24 at about 1400 hours with 6 refrigerated cars behind the head end power. I don't know the train symbol but power was MEC's 7898, 7643, and 7609. If it helps in the tracking the lead refrigerator car was ARMN 902121.
  by 690
 
Yes, Highliner gets a few here and there. But most are coming in and out of Boston for that CSX traffic that was picked up. The ones that are in the westbound POAY in the post above this were from a pickup at NC, with the cars coming out of Boston.
  by ProRail
 
Refrigerator Cars go to three locations
Chelsea/Everett to the New England Produce Center
Portsmouth to Highliner Foods
North Billerica to Siegel Egg
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