• "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

  • 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
 
Thanks. I couldn't quite see the placard which is sad at 7 to 8 MPH the train is going. I remember switching
those cars to go north and wondering where they went.
  by 690
 
PBMcGinnis wrote:MRL21131....
Was an inbound carload of talc in bags from Sappington, MT. Apparently used in some aspect of the paper or pulp making process.
It's unloaded in the pulp mill... what it's used for in that process, I have no idea.
  by CN9634
 
gokeefe wrote:
GP40MC1118 wrote:The only thing odd about it is that its clean and not tagged!
Still curious how it could be that a Montana Rail Link customer would be buying mill products from either Jay or Rumford. Alternately what's out there that could be coming here?

That's quite the journey for a single box car.
Inbound raws of bagged powder clay from Imerys Talc plant in Sappington, MT. You should look up Imerys -- one of the largest providers of coating raw materials.
  by bubbytrains
 
Imerys has a terminal in S. Portland, from which a large number of kaolin tank cars are loaded for Maine paper mills.
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  by NHV 669
 
Nice to see the 90s logo SLR boxes floating around.
  by gokeefe
 
Rumford upper yard stuffed full of boxcars this week. Lower yard full as well. Very busy ... Appears to be entirely mill traffic. No logs and no steel ... Bay Line gondolas nowhere to be seen.
  by gokeefe
 
47 cars on PORU yesterday. Recent average has been 40 or less.
  by gokeefe
 
56(?) on PORU ... Pretty sure it's from today. Another flat car of steel and 2 of the NDPX gondolas making their way back to Rumford.
  by 690
 
55. 11/44, first 18 for Rileys, PTTX flat of steel for ARC, and the remainder for Rumford. 310/383/313 for power.
  by gokeefe
 
RUPO, 49(?) ... Interesting car from Procor ... first time I've seen a placard on a hopper.
  by arthur d.
 
Spotted a 12 axle DODX flatcar going east on Friday. Anyone know where it went? Maybe reblocked in Portland for PNSY?
  by newpylong
 
gokeefe wrote:RUPO, 49(?) ... Interesting car from Procor ... first time I've seen a placard on a hopper.
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They come in from both the D&H (Saratoga) and from one of the interchanges in Maine when I worked there. They were quite common though Old Town and Lincoln got the majority. Oddly this placard class does not require burying, you can put them on the headpin.
  by 690
 
They primarily come off the CMQ out of Magog now, with some occasional Barbers. Not all hazmats need to be buried, the dirty dirt cars and asphalt cars being other examples of ones that can be placed right behind the engines.
  by A215
 
They come in from both the D&H (Saratoga) and from one of the interchanges in Maine when I worked there. They were quite common though Old Town and Lincoln got the majority. Oddly this placard class does not require burying, you can put them on the headpin.
Sodium Chlorate. All of the mills use it, it was mostly interchanged at Danville with the SLR but more recently moved to CMQ due to some sort of bridge work on the SLR. A class 9 hazmat. All class 9's can ride headpin, things like "hot" (temperature).
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