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  • 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 BostonUrbEx
 
A passenger set with the MBTA 1052 is currently tied down on the Danvers Industrial Track in Salem following a mechanical issue.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
Which track is that? Is that the one that heads to Peabody?
  by doublebell
 
Three bones on the tail off Allen's Lane
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back
  by BostonUrbEx
 
BO-1 Eng MEC 313 is backed off and tied down on the Castle Hill Lead.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
Just out of couriousily, why do they tie down on Castle Hill instead of going all the way to Peabody. Also noticed they have been tying down here more often than off of Bridge Street recently.




Also, last weekend I noticed the mysterious Box Car on the siding on the other side the tracks form Castle Hill was gone. They cut the brush back and pulled it out. When did they do this?
  by BostonUrbEx
 
They were heading back to Boston, not to Peabody. Their engine crapped out on the mainline and eventually got running well enough to be ordered into the yard lead to put away.

The California Oil car was finally removed maybe a month ago. The building was sold and the new owner has no interest in rail service. They'd occasionally try pulling it out every so often over the course of a year, now they finally got it.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
Oh, I assumed it was a outbound train that was heading to Peabody that parked there. We passed one yesterday in Chelsea heading north towards Peabody on Train 160.

Same the new owners have no interest in rail service.
  by doublebell
 
Looked like about 8 empties on the tail off Allen's Lane. Shrubbery has grown up that obscures most of the cars.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back
  by RenegadeMonster
 
They have been doing a lot of work at the signal tower at Salem Station. A brand new roof. Now they have installed brand new modern windows.

What's the purpose of all this work? Are they planning on manning the signal tower?
  by tom18287
 
hmm not sure.


funny how this line sees more action than it has in years and this thread is deader than ever
  by Trinnau
 
Preservation of the tower was to happen along with the rebuild of Salem station. Not sure what the end goal is for it's use though.
  by CRail
 
tom18287 wrote:funny how this line sees more action than it has in years and this thread is deader than ever
Moves are less newsworthy when they happen regularly.
  by lightbulb
 
Is Univar still receiving cars? I noticed the other day while taking the train that the siding was overgrown and looked like it had not been used for awhile. I also noticed recently a lot of tanker trucks going into their facility.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
I want to say yes. I notice the amount of tanker cars change from 1 to to about every 5 to 7 weeks or so.

So probably not often at all.
  by b&m 1566
 
Looks like some work will be taking place in the near future.
Rousselot Gelatin Rail Extension Project – Peabody: $221,640
This project will improve rail operations at a gelatin manufacturing facility leading an increased volume of rail deliveries and the associated reduction in product delivered by truck.
The planned work will allow more product to be stored on site, minimizing the risk of plant shutdown during storm events and a reduction of train movements through busy Peabody Square.
Click here for more info.
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