• Pan Am Worcester Main Line

  • 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 Red Wing
 
That explains why I passed a crane on 290 southbound today around 0830, I also saw another crane going by on 495 southbound at Ward Hill around 1445. How many over the road cranes does Pan Am have?
  by johnhenry
 
The derailment is cleared and track back in service at Burncoat St in Worcester. The cars on yesterdays POSE were interchanged to CSX this afternoon after traveling over this track. So only a day and a half behind schedule, not bad! This included the 4 box cars that went off the track (they had been put onto the Greendale Siding).
  by jaymac
 
0524/01-26-2018 D-3 advised SEPO with the 7523 that there would be a radio-free foreman at Greendale to do a walkover at the derailment area. D-3 formalized the approach at 0533 saying the C would get off, and his radio would be the communications means for the head-end, the foreman then driving the C however far east to get back to the power. The headroom for that move would be provided by Form D G-305 Line 2ing from Burncoat to X25, time effective 0535, D-3 asking for SEPO to call when they were on the move, but nothing else was heard as of 0645 to, from, or about SEPO, not even from the 7.8 talker, even during the 0625-0645 window when I was in its range.
  by neman2
 
Per D3 radio transmissions SEPO MEC 3404 has several cars on the ground, but upright, somewhere on Worcester line at this time.
  by johnhenry
 
Several cars derailed upright in the middle of the SEPO train at or near the Clinton west switch. Crew is being taxied to Greendale to bring up the CSX power sitting there and pull the rear cars away from the Sterling st crossing, which is being blocked. Presumably they will take these cars back to Greendale and bring the power back to Clinton to aid in the re-railing.
  by SpiderHill
 
All true. Looks like SEPO was moving onto the Clinton siding. Power is stopped behind the CVS on the siding. I didn't see anything off the rails all the way down to the Sterling St. crossing. The west switch would be the obvious location but I could not see anything in the dark.

Is SEPO/POSE traffic way, way down these days? I noticed a very short POSE in Worcester a couple of weeks ago and last week POSE was tied down on the Clinton siding. These trains need to be relatively short to use the Clinton siding.
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  by jaymac
 
Sounds like things are back to normal. 0438/02-16-2018 was when POSE got its Line 2 for MP X25 to Burncoat made effective, and 0638 was when the 7.8 gave a no defects.
  by neman2
 
Just heard D3 at 8:15 /2/16/18 in conversation with track foreman, track out of service MPX 16 to 20. They probably are making repairs to get trains back up to ten mph!
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  by newpylong
 
That line is sad.
  by jaymac
 
A probable POED with 22 cars was through Wachusett at 0457/02-16-2018, so not much rerouting seems to be taking place.
Wonder when Poland Springs yanks the plug...
  by Rockingham Racer
 
newpylong wrote:That line is sad.
That line? How about the whole railroad?
  by GP40MC1118
 
Minor derailment in Clinton, blocking a crossing last night...

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  by leviramsey
 
At 1820, some cars were being shoved westbound through Clinton across the Sterling St. crossing. At 1847, a train was going EB through S. Lancaster. However, the cars that had been left by the Hannaford and over the Route 62 bridge throughout were still there afterwards.
  by surfacer
 
newpylong wrote:That line is sad.
Yes a pretty sad state of affairs when in the yr 2018 you can't even keep a train on the tracks at 10 mph!!!
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