Final Customers - Boston Area

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby bostontrainguy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:03 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Boston Paperboard was switched by BO-1 this morning, Friday, February 2nd, 2018. By receiving two loaded Plate F boxcars, it has renewed itself as the last actively remaining rail customer in Charlestown, and last Pan Am customer in Boston.


A few great photos of this move are posted on http://photos.nerail.org/. Check them out!

Need to add:
Checking out Google Earth of Boston Paperboard there seems to be only one loading door. How are they going to unload the second car? Also, why rebuild the tracks to clear two cars? Couldn't they just do one car at a time?

If you go to the street level, you can see that the rest of the Yard 10 lead has been removed. This was going to be rebuilt as part of the Greenline extension. Is that still in the plans?
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:27 pm

BP has two doors...

Only one short track panel was put in to accommodate this move because its more than one engine and a car length between the switch
to BP and the north side of the crossing at Innerbelt.

And, unfortunately, the Yard 10 lead is being rebuilt for PAR due to GLX. They should be going though old Yard 8 as they do now, but GLX
and the bikers rule...

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:10 am

Check out this photo from the MDOT Flicker page. You can see how the BP switch is inches of Innerbelt Road. This
is why a section of track had to be put in in order to deliver those cars:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/massdot/2 ... ateposted/
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:12 am

Here's a photo of the actual new panel and move:
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby bostontrainguy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:32 am

It's pretty funny. I am now living in Florida and close to the CSX "S" line which has had miles of new track installed for a major upgrade. BUT, I still get excited about 100 feet of new track and a move of two cars back on Boston!
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:06 am

Surprise, surprise...they just got a third load. Should be spotted this morning.

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:54 pm

Looks like the third load never got spotted Friday, BO-1 derailed trying to pull out the empties yesterday.
All rerailed, but the track is out of service for now.

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby bostontrainguy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:36 pm

Is the track on that side of the crossing (east) going to be rebuilt as part of the Yard 10 track renewal? Would the track to Boston Paperboard be part of the work?
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:35 pm

The Yard 10 lead from Mystic down to FX is being rebuilt for the rerouting of freight
due to GLX (Green Line Project). As far as Boston Paperboard goes, I don't know
whose responsible for fixing it.

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B721 Being Annulled?

Postby Area4 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:32 am

Has anyone heard word on B721 being annulled very soon?

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby fogg1703 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:47 am

There was a recent rumor.....however this has been rumored for years now.
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:34 am

Swift will be removed from service fairly soon, but haven't heard the latest date. Keolis has been doing qualifying runs on Pan Am's Worcester Main for equipment transfers. Have yet to hear how the produce will get to Everett via Pan Am (SEPO will be making drops in Lawrence, maybe?) or if B721 will be back once Swift is back in service.

Somewhat related, how many days does Houghton Chemical have left?
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:47 pm

How long is Swift out of service for. Is Houghton ending in the Summer??
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:47 pm

Swift - outage duration unknown, but at least seven weeks (with no FRML passenger trains on weekends).

Houghton should be done with rail this summer.

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:39 pm

I'm guessing the Grand Junction is out right now as this is the tracks, look to be replacing both tracks at that part. No B721 this week or any MBTA moves.
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