They have been unloading the Eimskips at Ayer.If they were headed east at Lancaster then they would have had to come from CSX or P&W I would guess..
NHV 669 wrote:Empties headed back to be refilled at Waterville, pallets of Poland Springs Water trucked from the plant in Kingfield. This traffic has been going on for a bit.I am well aware of what I wrote. You are obviously not familiar with the area based on your response. Lancaster is south (west) of Ayer on the Barbers to Ayer line. These containers were coming from Worcester off of CSX to or through Ayer. I catch SEPO/POSE between Worcester and Ayer regularly and this is the first time I have seen Eimskip containers heading to or from CSX. These may or may not have had anything to do with PS water.
Edit, I'll answer your own question with one of your old posts.
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johnpbarlow wrote:In round numbers, it's about 23 miles from P&W track connection at Barbers to the south end of Hill yard, so 20,000 ties yields an average of about 900 ties per mile or roughly one tie every 6 feet. So the MBTA will be replacing every 4th or 5th tie on average, except perhaps on bridges, turnouts, and grade crossings. Does that sound about right?Yes, the standard tie spacing of 19 and 1/2" yields a 3250 ties per mile quantity. So 900 ties per mile does work out to about every 4th tie with an extra few for good measure, I'm sure they'll find places to use all of them.