When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

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When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby Ale Rider » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:14 pm

I missed this...how often do they make the run?

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Postby bshrdr » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:43 am

March 5th was the first revenue run.

M-F, usually in Willi around noon, and out of town 30-40 minutes later. Sometimes they meet NECR 608 in town as well.
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Postby Lincoln78 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:45 pm

How will this impact train watching in New London / Groton? I visit the Coast Guard Academy periodically.

Looks like NECR loses some revenue miles. P&W is probably thrilled to reduce exposure to the NEC. I suspect they also have a little bit of pain transitting the sub base.
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Re: When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby murt » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:05 pm

Worth noting that the Willimantic-Plainfield branch, and the interchange, is pretty much closed since the derailment in Lisbon. I believe cuts of 5 cars are allowed to travel at 5 MPH, something like that? Until there is regrading and such to bring it up to track class.
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Re: When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby PAR381 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:15 am

The interchange between the NECR and the P&W at Willimantic CT is not closed. NR-4 operates from Plainfield to Willimantic 5 days a week.


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Re: When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby murt » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:19 am

Cool, I didn't know that.
Is there a reason the 608/Ethanol extra still interchanges @ New London instead of Willimantic?
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Re: When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby shadyjay » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:47 am

I believe that the track from Willimantic to Versailles is "exempt" track and therefore any hazardous cargo can't traverse it until its upgrade is complete.
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Re: When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby dispatcher812 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:07 pm

The Willimantic branch is in the process of being upgraded. When complete the Ethanol will interchange in Willi and head toward Plainfield on that track.
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Re: When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby Dick H » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:40 am

80 car loaded ethanol train expected to head east over the Willi branch today.
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Re: When Did the P&W start interchanging in Willimantic?

Postby TOMT7X » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:05 pm

NECR brought down over 99 cars just for P&W early today… 80 ethanol plus mixed interchange, they had the SD60’s running, 9014-9059-3901-4005 They just blew by north from Plainfield, heading towards to Worcester this late afternoon.. 9059 leading..
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