Red Technologies Portland, CT

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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Sir Ray » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:51 pm

Concrete ties on their siding? Fancy...are they going for 125t cars?

So what will Red be loading anyway? C&D? Contaminated Dirt? Will they be unloading?

From their somewhat out of date website:
"Located in Bloomfield Connecticut, RED Technologies, LLC is the leading source for site and environmental contracting. RED specializes in heavy highway site construction, environmental & remediation services, as well as transportation & disposal solutions."

The building looks cool (mainly since it will be use for transload), but will they ever fill the gaps in the exterior wall siding along the rail siding (could get drafty).
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:04 am

Sir Ray wrote:Concrete ties on their siding? Fancy...are they going for 125t cars?

So what will Red be loading anyway? C&D? Contaminated Dirt? Will they be unloading?

From their somewhat out of date website:
"Located in Bloomfield Connecticut, RED Technologies, LLC is the leading source for site and environmental contracting. RED specializes in heavy highway site construction, environmental & remediation services, as well as transportation & disposal solutions."

The building looks cool (mainly since it will be use for transload), but will they ever fill the gaps in the exterior wall siding along the rail siding (could get drafty).


The building is intended to transload contaminated soils. No unloading is planned at this time.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:46 pm

A Test car was spotted earlier this week at the RED Technologies building. As of now, still no active business but hoping to get customers on board soon.

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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:32 am

RED Technologies shipped their first loads (4 cars) of contaminated soils last week. Attached is a picture of the P&WRR coming to retrieve the loads.

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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby ebtmikado » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:29 am

I have been told that RED shipped 9 loads of dirty dirt last week,
and will be continuing to do so.

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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:22 am

ebtmikado wrote:I have been told that RED shipped 9 loads of dirty dirt last week,
and will be continuing to do so.

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I'm sure 9 loads is accurate, I was told by my friend at RED that the first shipment was 4 cars. RED has borrowed a trackmobile from CWPM to move the gondolas at the Portland facility for the short term.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:44 pm

5 cars is the max that they can send out at a time.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:24 pm

Pwrrfan wrote:5 cars is the max that they can send out at a time.


Is that the weight restriction on the bridge, or the customer's capacity?
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby boatsmate » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:27 am

I noticed in the picture there is a 6 axle engine, I thought they where not allowed beyond Reeds Gap??? am I wrong? also Iit was reported the 150 was going to be going there to switch cars is that still going to happen??


Thanks in advance


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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Pwrrfan » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:48 am

The locomotive in the photo, 582, is a B40-8W, a four axle unit. Six axles are still banned north of Reeds, and that probably won't change.

As for 150, who knows?

5 cars is the max because of FRA track standards.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:50 am

boatsmate wrote:I noticed in the picture there is a 6 axle engine, I thought they where not allowed beyond Reeds Gap??? am I wrong? also Iit was reported the 150 was going to be going there to switch cars is that still going to happen??


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I have not heard an update on the 150 but I will find out this weekend and let the group know the latest....
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:01 pm

Some updated pictures from today. Gondola is a P&W car.

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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby bwparker1 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:08 am

Photo Sep 16, 12 45 20 PM.jpg


Swing Bridge in the closed position from Yesterday.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Brendan » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:58 pm

Twice now in the last month I have caught the bridge in Middletown lined for rail use and was wondering what customer they were serving. Thanks for all the posts here. Good to see regular trains to Portland again. Now if Pratt and Whitney would start using rail again we could see trains heading south of Washington street again. I know I'm dreaming.
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Re: Red Technologies Portland, CT

Postby Dick H » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:02 pm

Thanks to Lee Carlson for this video with the P&W crossing the bridge at Middletown on 10/15/15 2:17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTdLbTOhlN8
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