That argument doesn't hold any water. It's an 11,000ft siding - a full 2 miles with 30mph switches on either end. It's basically the same length as Wells. 242 to 241 is only 7,000ft by comparison yet it is maintained to speed. The speed is there for pull-in or pull-out, so you don't have to drag the whole train at 10mph. You clear/enter the main much quicker.
Slow to 10, then maintain 10 while you pull a long train in the clear to a stop. Or make sure you slow to 30 for the switch while targeting a stop at either Swamscott or the end of the siding.
Accelerate to 10, maintain 10 until your tail end clears the siding, then accelerate to track speed. Or accelerate right to 30, which by the time you get there you may already be clear of the siding and can continue to track speed.