HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

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HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby etna9726b » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:26 am

Granby Connecticut police Facebook mentions a series of large turbine
deliveries being trans loaded at Bradley Airport, for road delivery to
Oxford, CT. Mentions 20 axle rail car use. Anyone know the route up
to the spur in Windsor Locks?

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7574874412
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby etna9726b » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:17 pm

I'm guessing this is coming from GE Schnectady, so it might be:
CSX > Selkirk > W Springfield, MA > CSOR to Windsor Locks, and the airport.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:57 pm

etna9726b wrote:I'm guessing this is coming from GE Schnectady, so it might be:
CSX > Selkirk > W Springfield, MA > CSOR to Windsor Locks, and the airport.


B&A is definitely clear for special moves; they've done many electrical transformer moves between Selkirk and Framingham.

On Springfield Line they haven't started constructing the new Enfield station yet, so Springfield to the junction in Windsor Locks has no platforms to pass. They'd just have to survey for the usual stuff in the clearance envelope of a special ultra-wide move: bridge abutments, retaining walls, signal masts, trackside signage, etc. Then figure out if they're temporarily taking down signs or unbolting masts to lean them to the side, or have to pause and shift the load to pass a bridge abutment or side girder.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby Plate C » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:12 am

Sounds like a heck of a move, if you get more info please share. Still, sounds like it would be hard to get pics since it would be at night and where they're changing over doesn't afford a lot of photo opportunities. In any event, just came on to say that similar moves have been made before over the years, with the high wide coming down CSOR through Hartford yard (don't believe it stopped there). Kind of feel like CNZR may have done something similar once in the past as well.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby etna9726b » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:57 am

Some local jurisdictions report the super move has been delayed until '1/20', which I presume meant 2/20. I'm guessing an extended d-day-ish weather forecast is needed before invading the streets with the mega mover. I presume the train delivery to Bradley airport is delayed as well.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby newpylong » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:50 am

etna9726b wrote:I'm guessing this is coming from GE Schnectady, so it might be:
CSX > Selkirk > W Springfield, MA > CSOR to Windsor Locks, and the airport.


You skipped a railroad - CP switches the GE plant and likely will bring the car down to Albany and hand off to CSX who will take to Selkirk.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby Scalziand » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:31 pm

Unfortunately the article in my local paper only had the road route it's taking from Windsor Locks to Oxford, not the rail route to get to Windsor Locks,although it did imply it was coming from the port in New Haven. It's paywalled anyway.

http://www.rep-am.com/featured/2017/02/ ... g-trailer/
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby etna9726b » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:17 am

GE Schenectady is the builder of the turbines being delivered. They have a press release from a few years back detailing the sale to the Towantic Power station. Delivering to Windsor Locks via New Haven would require transit through several Amtrak stations, including Hartford, and bring the NEC catenary into play. Doesn't make sense. Perhaps the reference is to the 'New Haven line' but meaning Springfield, MA southward. Paywalls - meh.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby etna9726b » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:57 pm

The city of Granby, CT, just west of the rail-to-truck transload location, reports the first move is scheduled for Sunday 2/26.
http://www.granby-ct.gov/Public_Documents/index
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby Lincoln78 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:01 pm

Or maybe it will not leave the railhead until Monday 27 Feb...http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/loca ... 19213.html

Drove by the airport Saturday. Saw a tanker parked near the end of the spur (probably deicing fluid) but no generator. In hindsight I didn't check the yard east of Ella Grasso Blvd.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby Scalziand » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:50 pm

Seems to be on the move now, if possibly delayed by weather.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/34599246/supe ... n-simsbury

Tuesday around 9 p.m., the super load will move south on Route 10, also known as Hopmeadow Street into Avon. State police will escort it.

Hopmeadow Street will be closed between West Street and Stratton Brook Road between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m.

The road will be closed while the bridge that crosses Hop Brook is prepared to handle the transport. No traffic will be allowed to cross the bridge.

However, the move may be affected by the weather.

Police said it could be rescheduled for Wednesday night because rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby Plate C » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:46 am

2nd of 6 moves happening tomorrow (Sunday) night.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:50 pm

Another move happened Sunday on the B&A: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... 492788.jpg
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby Plate C » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:08 am

Yeah, saw that parked in W Springfield on Tuesday.
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Re: HighWide move Windsor Locks, CT area

Postby Plate C » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:09 pm

Guessing tonight is another move, saw the generator sitting in W Springfield again, this one not even wrapped.
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