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Komarovsky wrote:I noticed some electrical work being done within the ROW at the site of the proposed station. Looked likeaybe signal work or something along those lines.This work is to replace an electrical feed for CP 4 which currently runs under the Turnpike, and is not related to the new station.
GP40MC1118 wrote:Might be as there will be changes to CP-4 very soon. The CSX local will have toIt appears that Boston Landing station is going to be very close to where CP 4 is today. See the image / map here (and compare with google maps):
come down to CP-3 now to get to the Grand Jct (a double reverse move) and
buck the passenger trains and the single track. There will be no access to
the west end of the former yard.
130MM wrote:Ahh, that makes a lot of sense. I had to look up "shoo-fly" - a temporary track. And indeed, this is Boston Landing (not West Station) that we're talking about here.harshaw wrote:Why is the west end of the yard no longer available? Are they doing site prep? It doesn't sound like the turnpike straightening project has progressed much recently.The switch to the west end of the yard is being retired so that the construction of a shoo-fly can be conducted. The shoo-fly will open up the job site for the construction of the center island platform. It will swing from the westerly crossover to the north hard up against the Turnpike. This allows all access to be from the south without crossing an active track. There is supposed to be a hand throw switch installed in the shoo-fly to access the yard. It will be powered up at some point in the future.