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Re: G&U- Propane Transload Progress

Postby MaineCoonCat » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:47 am

The Friends of The Grafton and Upton Railroad's facebook page reports that two tanks have been painted..



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Current Freight Schedule of G&U RR

Postby Pat Fahey » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:19 pm

Hi
I am trying to find the current freight schedule of the G&U RR , such as is the train running daily during the week ,, and what time of day ? Any information will be helpful , Thanks Pat
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:03 am

Looks like G&U is getting closer to a March 2017 opening of the N Grafton Propane transload facility:

http://www.thegraftonnews.com/articles/propane-terminal-could-be-running-by-march/
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Upton Gang of Seven VS. G&U - UPDATE

Postby MaineCoonCat » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:24 pm

"Docket Number.: FD_35652_0
Case Title: DIANA DEL GROSSO, RAY SMITH, JOSEPH HATCH,
CHERYL HATCH, KATHELEEN KELLEY, ANDREW WILKLUND, AND
RICHARD KOSIBA--PETITION FOR DECLARATORY ORDER

General Filing Type: Reply

Filed On: 12/08/2016

Filed For: Grafton & Upton Railroad Company”

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To view the entire document, click the above image OR click this link: https://www.stb.gov/filings/all.nsf/c72552abc289f85285257515007219bd/0d01807941afd14f852580830065a259/$FILE/242218.pdf Sorry, the document exceeds phpBB's size limit therefore I can't provide a "courtesy copy" here..
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby Teamdriver » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:43 pm

Did they ever bring cars to the gas works on Creeper Hill Road N Grafton ? Think there were tracks near by, cant remember. This would be in the 70's , think the plant ( acetylene ) and other gases was built in 1956.
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby MaineCoonCat » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:12 pm

Wouldn't that have been the Penn Central? The plant would've been on the north side of the B&A mainline. I may be wrong (nothing new there) but I don't believe the G&U ever crossed the B&A..
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Re: G&U - Propane Transload Progress

Postby MaineCoonCat » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:45 pm

According to the Friends of The Grafton and Upton Railroad's facebook page, the Fire Safety Analysis is ready to be finalized..


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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:21 pm

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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby boatsmate » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:08 pm

Not being Familiar with these engines, is he running log hood forward,(reverse) or is that the forward direction for that engine.

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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby jaymac » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:31 pm

Long hood has the "F" stenciled on it.
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:52 pm

MP15AC's have got to be some of the most modern-vintage equipment ever used on G&U. "Modern", in this case, being builders plates from the Ford thru Reagan administrations instead of Truman & Eisenhower.
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby fogg1703 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:35 pm

Do the Certain Teed loads come off the NBM in MCAdam NB?
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby chrispav92 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:15 pm

Does anyone know who the epic trash containers in grafton center are for? Looked like three cars there Saturday with a few containers double stacked.
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby johnpbarlow » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:30 am

There is an article in today's Worcester Telegram re: how many of the truckers who come in and out of the expanded CSX intermodal terminal in downtown Worcester are using city streets such as rte 122 to get to rte 20 and the Pike as opposed to the ramp to I-290, making Grafton Hill residents very unhappy. Apparently CSX business has grown so much that many empty containers are temporarily stored off-site at a lot in Shrewsbury on rte 20.

Relevant to this thread is that photos accompanying the on-line article show a G&U Logistix tractor hauling a CSX/UMAX container allegedly out of the intermodal facility down Grafton St (rte 122). Apparently in addition to G&U Logistix HQ/transload site in Hopedale, G&U Logistix has a site at 223 Hartford Turnpike (ie, rte 20) Shrewsbury. So I'm guessing the G&U Logistix trucks photographed on Grafton St in the Telegram article are draying containers to Shrewsbury. Interesting to learn the G&U business extends to drayage out of the CSX Worcester Intermodal facility. But G&U Logistix isn't helping CSX make nice with Grafton Hill residents.

WT Article: http://www.telegram.com/news/20170305/worcester-neighbors-not-eager-to-share-road-with-csx

G&U Logistix Brochure: http://gulogistix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/GU_Logistix_8-28.pdf
Check out page two of the brochure to see a map of the present and future sites G&U Logistix offers area industries.
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Postby daylight4449 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:54 am

G&U Logistixs has been down on Rt. 20 for close to four years now... I could've told you that considering Al's delivers fuel and fixes the heat down there. As for the lot with the containers, I drive past it every day. They only started parking the empty containers there within the last year or so, before that you'd occasionally have trucking companies lease the lot to park their trailers (I think Schneider or Hartt was one of the last ones, but I can't remember for sure off the top of my head). As for the trucks going down Rt. 122, the locals are blaming CSX for it... Completely ignoring the fact that there were always tractors going down 122 to connect to 20. The big issue is that some of those tractors have been using side streets to turn around or cut through for years, and the locals are finally tired of it. The city is looking at fixes, but the only one I've heard the City Manager propose was routing the truck traffic down Winter Street and through Kelly Square (which, if anyone has seen that intersection, screams bad idea).
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