Bay Colony Millis Line

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby craven » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:14 am

Update Sunday 03 Sep. 2017

The Spur is clear of any cars.

CSX Framingham yard is switching at least (4) cars for delivery this week.

1701 is ready for Action !!
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:53 pm

Tomorrow is the day for the 1701 to shine...

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:56 pm

Hearing more cars coming...
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby craven » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:36 pm

I'll be checking out 1701 in Millis and the yard in Framingham Sunday AM.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby craven » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:16 am

Update: Sun. 10 Sep.

NAHX 93954
NAHX 94723
NAHX 94254
NAHX 94010

waiting to be off-loaded by Island Road.

Didn't see any additional NAHX cars being switched in Framingham today.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:46 am

Looks like 12-15 loads coming soon....The 1701's nap should be short...Maybe Monday.

Also someone told me there was some sort of activity at Union St in Millis...NIMBY's will be all over this...

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby craven » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:35 am

I'll stop by Union St. this weekend to see what's happening. The crossing is rather rough so maybe its a repair.
Trains haven't crossed over Union St. for (2-3) years.

I'll also check out the Framingham Yard on Sunday to see if any cars are being switched.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:40 pm

Whoops...The 1701 worked today and spotted 15 loads!

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby craven » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:02 am

Update: Sat. 16 Sep.

NAHX 94682
NAHX 93593
NAHX 93479
NAHX 320136
NAHX 320203
NAHX 320319
NAHX 93891
NAHX 94731
NAHX 94722
NAHX 94232
NAHX 94555
CRDX 3081
NAHX 93723
TILX 31170 (New Car, maiden voyage)
TILX 31169 (New Car, maiden voyage)

waiting to be off-loaded by Island Road. These consume all the space available for unloading.

Would have been interesting to watch the 1701 work this move(s) to push all these to Island Road.

All is Quiet in Union St... No Dig safe, water or Gas line markings.....
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby craven » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:54 am

Update: Sun. 24 Sep.

NAHX 94682
NAHX 93593
NAHX 93479
NAHX 320136
NAHX 320203
TILX 30867

waiting to be off-loaded by Island Road.

NAHX 93891
NAHX 94731
NAHX 94722
NAHX 94232
NAHX 94555
CRDX 3081
NAHX 93723
TILX 31170
TILX 31169

Empty's spotted by the switch waiting to be picked up.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:13 pm

From NERail, here's the mysterious apparition at Union St.:

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=4&key2=


Just a new replacement switchstand at the start of the GAF yard. The question remains: why now?
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:59 pm

Looks like they changed out the ties that the stand is on as well,wont get buried in the snow during winter,and less likely to
get damaged by an errant snow plow like a ground throw could. :wink:
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:46 pm

Which would come in handy if a train just hypothetically happened to go over that switch for the first time in...oh, I don't know, 5 years? :wink:
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby craven » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:11 am

We could start a rumor that the GAF distribution building, at the end of the line, has been leased.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Postby MaineCoonCat » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:58 pm

Be interesting to see if any other track work has been done there lately..
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