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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 highrail
 
"Trolley proposed to Peabody"

A waste of $50,000 planning money. My estimate just to get off the ground: $5-10 Million. self propelled cars, new roadbed, signals, bridges, storage/maintenance area, PLUS labor costs. Hire a bus for the 2 MILE trip to Salem station.

Steve

The good news...they mention the $200K for track addition at Rousellot. Now if we could only get the line re-activated to the industrial park... :)
  by b&m 1566
 
That's too big for such a small operation. My first thought when I read the article, was the setup in Lowell.
  by BostonUrbEx
 
I'm glad Rousselot is receiving this grant. They've wanted more service from Pan Am which they were unable to get. So the next best solution is to be able to receive and hold more cars in between switches. They have their own trackmobile to do the spotting, anyway. They've seemingly made quite a dramatic turn in business over the years, great to see them thriving.
  by BM6569
 
Why won't PAR give them the increased service if they are paying for it?
  by b&m 1566
 
So, they've been running 2 to 3 trains a week? Adding capacity to store more railcars will bring that down to what 1 to 2 longer trains a week?
  by doublebell
 
Two bones in the yard off Bridge Street at 1100.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back
  by doublebell
 
There were a number of empty bones and acids on the tail off Allen's Lane Wednesday afternoon.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back.
  by doublebell
 
At 9pm, BO-1 with 504 and 4 bones and 4 acids is dead in the yard off Bridge Street.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back
  by GP40MC1118
 
Yep...had to be shoved in the clear by a Keolis BET crew using a GMTX unit.
Photo on NERAIL..

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  by RenegadeMonster
 
They hauled the cars out sometime earlier today. The engine was still there at 2 this afternoon by it self but was gone by 5:00pm.
  by GP40MC1118
 
An LA-X ran today to switch Peabody, then drag the 504 back to Lawrence.

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  by Badandy
 
During all of this, the 504 was running.......
  by GP40MC1118
 
The 504 may have been running, but on life support!

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  by doublebell
 
Several cars on the tail off Allen's Lane.
John, the guy in the blue car with the wing on back.
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