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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 RenegadeMonster
 
Very cool video of the bridge crossing. Thanks for sharing.

About how far in distance did the train travel into Kittery Maine? I thought the track only went as far as one yard right on the other side of the bridge but I see some street crossings in the video.
  by Jonathan603
 
It went as far as the crossing at Pine Street where there is a small siding where it left the flat car. The flat car remained there and was still there this afternoon. The engine crossed back over the bridge shortly after. It worked Tyco and Sea-3 either yesterday or maybe today and returned to Rockingham this evening and was sat on the branch line when I passed a few hours ago.
  by Jonathan603
 
Does anyone know if the Navy yard has a switcher that will pick it up and take it into the yard?
  by Jonathan603
 
Thanks!

Here are some pictures I took of the bridge crossing a couple of days ago:

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Enjoy.
  by gokeefe
 
Five man crew ... Wow ...
  by Jonathan603
 
Yup! The flat is not on the siding any more so the Navy switcher must have picked it up and brought it into the Navy yard. Would have liked to have seen that!
  by newpylong
 
Sure looks like there is a lot of trackage on the base.
  by Jonathan603
 
Yes there certainly is! I wonder if they have any rail movements within the base when they are not moving loads to and from the base and across the bridge.
  by Jonathan603
 
Will there be regular large deliveries to Sea-3 going forward?
  by Dick H
 
I seem to recall that the plan is to move 16 cars per day, five days a week.
I do not know if the cars will originate at Portland or be dropped at
Rockingham Jct. by an eastbound through job.
  by MRY
 
newpylong wrote:Sure looks like there is a lot of trackage on the base.
I worked at "the yard" for a summer in the 80's as an intern. Back then the new fuel was delivered by rail in special end-load box cars and stored in a special fenced and guarded rail yard away from the drydocks. The fuel was moved right down "Main Street" still in the box cars to the drydock for insertion into the sub. The move was quite a spectacle as it required a full Marine security escort marching on each side of the train. The railroad tracks extend to both sides of each drydock and share a rail with the overhead cranes.
  by Jonathan603
 
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

On a separate note it looks like the old station at Rockingham is being turned into a bicycle store. There is a sign up and they are working on the building.
  by KSmitty
 
A new "Bike Shop" !
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