• 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 neman2
 
rustyrails wrote:Burncoats area rails needs a lot of TLC....
Probably good for about 10 more years by Pan Am standards.
  by rustyrails
 
Can anyone tell me where the active hot box detectors are on the Worcester/Ayer line are?
  by johnpbarlow
 
MPX 7.8 West Boylston
  by rustyrails
 
I don’t hear any hot box notifcations on 161.54 or 161.16. Does it transmit on another channel?
Last edited by MEC407 on Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:20 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by neman2
 
If it's working it should be on 161.16, but your reception depends on how far you are from that detector. Your frequency of 161.54 is not a Pan Am channel, perhaps it is a typo of 161.52 the train to dispatcher frequency.
Last edited by MEC407 on Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:20 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by rustyrails
 
Thanks, it was a typo. Even when i’m Mobile in the Worcester summit area or rt12 Worc/W Boyl line, I’ve never heard the detector. I can hear the engine and dispatcher from my Auburn base, but never heard any detectors.
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  by gokeefe
 
How does that happen?
  by rustyrails
 
Where is the 7.8 milepost? Is there a landmark that somebody can give me?
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  by jaymac
 
MP X7.8 is the Temple Street/Rte. 140 grade crossing in West Boylston, 0.6 miles south of the southerly Rtes. 140/12 split.
Under the new order of things, Q426/427 is the principal traffic and usually is EB late-night and WB early-morning. The equipment detector -- as mentioned in other posts -- is a talker, has a low-powered transmitte,r and is also equipped for dragging-equipment detection. The actual location is just TT-east of the crossing, the equipment case and dragger detector readily visible. Depending on topography, it can go unheard from as few as 5 miles away, but I've also heard it from Rte. 2 in Westminster, a location of significant elevation advantage and favorable topography for hearing the 7.8.
Perhaps since residue tanks instead of loads are in the WBs, the MP X16.6 talker in Clinton has been allowed to remain OOS for a number of years.
  by rustyrails
 
Hey Jaymac, thanks for that intel. I did see the drag detector today on the East side of the crossing. From what I understand, the both detectors are in one at that crossing? That would make sense. I can hear both sides of the conversation on the Q426 usally between 7-9pm from Auburn. Thanks again. Sometimes light power lately goes up to Ayer at night.
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  by jaymac
 
by rustyrails » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Hey Jaymac, thanks for that intel.
Not ar all.
To keyboard the obvious, when we each and all share what we know, we help each other and the site.
  by rustyrails
 
Gotchya on that.......
  by johnhenry
 
427 tripped the M7.8 detector at 17:10 yesterday - observed 2nd half of train from the cemetery and it was straight box cars all the way.
  by rustyrails
 
What RR owns the track between Burncoat and New Born? I believe P & W owns from New Born (at the branch) all the way to the P&W yard. I suspect PanAm might own from NewBorn all the way to Ayer.
  by newpylong
 
Pan Am.
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