• Hoosac Tunnel Discussion & News

  • 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 newpylong
 
The diversion was the first thing that had to happen. I have been told the entire brick lining section is being converted to shotcrete, hence the longer than expected restoration. The amount of bags in the area seems to support that as the immediate cave in area was shotcreted many weeks ago.
  by Safetee
 
Yesterday evening, an auto carrier unit train departed the Buckland auto carrier storage area heading for East Deerfield. Still quite a few cars remaining in the Buckland facility.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Buckland facility? You mean the 90 racks stored out there?

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  by newpylong
 
Just like the 90s except those were boxcars, and stored out to Rices lol.
  by Safetee
 
The Buckland herd is no more. Picked em up this sunny afternoon. Given the fact that ED is half MT there's lots of down there.
  by Plate C
 
So empty auto racks sitting at ED should indicate the need for an EB auto train...? Or is this their new storage location? I've only caught that train once thus far on the detour, would like to see again if possible.
  by NHV 669
 
John Barlow notes that there was another 27W fueling in Binghamton as of about three hours ago with 75x0.
  by jaymac
 
With Big 3 shutting down production, there's less demand for MT racks, so might as well store them where possible.
  by Plate C
 
Very true sir. I forgot about that & the effect that might have locally.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Q: is work continuing on the Hoosac Tunnel rehab or has it been curtailed due to state Covid 19 shutdown edicts?
  by Safetee
 
I dont know what's going on in the tunnel today, but the way i read it all the work going on there is covered for continuation as "essential" under the Governors program

"Transportation and Logistics
Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure (including those that require cross-border travel)"
  by PBMcGinnis
 
The Tunnel work and the railroads in general are also covered as being essential to National Defense.
So the work will continue. I heard they finally hit daylight last week and that the pile of debris to be excavated off the tracks is down to about 8 feet high.
  by gokeefe
 
I'm happy to read that they're making repairs. More than one rail line in New England has never recovered from a blow such as this.
  by NRGeep
 
How much of the collapse was a self inflicted blow, due
to deferred maintenance? Or was that out of Pan Am's control?
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