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Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:43 pm

It looks like Red Technologies in Portland, CT is finally, after an almost 3 year wait, ready to do business with the P&W. Over the last few weeks they have constructed a concrete foundation, which looks like it will be a loading dock, and a steel structure, which looks like it can fit 2 cars under it, looks like it is near completion.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:20 pm

I believe RED is preparing to use the facility, however I don't think they have actually lined up Rail Transportation. I can find out this weekend and I will post an update.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:38 pm

I know they have been having an issue with obtaining the proper permit(s) to ship with the railroad. I would guess that it has been resolved since they are building the facility. I may be able to find out this week when they plan on using it.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:30 pm

Red should be shipping with the P&W soon. The permit issues have been cleared up.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:59 pm

It looks like Red has completed construction on the building. The railroad has to do some work on the bridge before trains can start business with them so it shouldn't be too long a wait.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:34 am

I have it on good authority that RED will be leasing the switch engine below. It should appear in Portland, CT sometime this year.

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Leased Switch Engine
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:32 am

Really? that's awesome. I saw that engine a few weeks ago in Worcester when I met with one of the railroads top executives. Please keep us posted. I am really looking forward to the P&W working in Portland again. I remember back when Mid-State first opened they'd have 10-20 cars trains coming and going every day.

Does Red plan on loading a lot of cars then? That would make sense if they'd have a switcher there.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:20 pm

Pwrrfan wrote:Really? that's awesome. I saw that engine a few weeks ago in Worcester when I met with one of the railroads top executives. Please keep us posted. I am really looking forward to the P&W working in Portland again. I remember back when Mid-State first opened they'd have 10-20 cars trains coming and going every day.

Does Red plan on loading a lot of cars then? That would make sense if they'd have a switcher there.


I should get an update when it heads towards Portland. Should be an over the road move with a truck.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:37 pm

Or they could move it via rail on a flatcar. They did that with the Valley Railroad last May.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby MEC407 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:58 am

I didn't know P&W still had that little critter! How cool!
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:23 pm

Yup, I saw it at headquarters a few weeks ago.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:51 am

Here are some pictures from last week of the new building.

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View Looking East


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View looking West towards Middletown.


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West Side Interior
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:53 am

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East Side Interior


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Looking North, Main entry door.


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Loading Wall

The floor will be about 4 feet below the top of this wall.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:55 am

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Foundation for Loading Conveyor


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Another view of Loading Conveyor Foundation


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Looking West towards Middletown
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:57 am

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Exterior Door on West Side


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Same Door, looking Southeast


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Railroad East towards the end of the Airline


They hope to have the building up and running by this summer.
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