New England Central Railroad (NECR)

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Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List

Re: New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Postby Dick H » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:51 pm

Major Track Stability Failure north of WRJ 7/2/17
http://www.wcax.com/story/35797847/verm ... ck-damaged
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Re: New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Postby NHV 669 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Word that there is an SW 1500 amongst the power coming to pick up the stranded Vermonter train left at WRJ tonight...
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Re: New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Postby Allouette » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:29 pm

Based on WCAX's photos, local news sources and aerial photo identification (Google Maps) the location is around mile 17 on the Roxbury Sub, just west of the VA Cutoff Road in Hartford Village. The bank above the NECR leads up to US route 4, the former Woodstock Railroad's grade. The "Upper Valley" got hit with a chain of heavy rainstorms Saturday 7/2, with lots of area towns taking heavy road damage. The NECR main south of White River Jct is also subject to flooding, though it hasn't washed out along the Connecticut in a long time.
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Re: New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Postby NHV 669 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:47 pm

Correction, MP15DC. And south out of Windsor, not WRJ.

Photo by Kevin Burkholder:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/621846/

Lots of track floating in the air where it was washed out, based on pictures taken since the storm, gonna be a minute to get that track open again.
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Re: New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Postby Allouette » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:08 pm

Amtrak 56(5) went north across the new fill...
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Re: New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Postby Jeff Smith » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:40 pm

RTandS.com

MassDOT releases freight plan; applies for federal grant to upgrade NECR
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In addition to releasing the draft plan, MassDOT and Massport have applied for federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) funding for capital projects to upgrade the freight corridor and a shipping berth in South Boston, to improve the I-495 corridor area and to upgrade the capacity of the Massachusetts portion of the New England Central Railroad (NECR) rail line.

MassDOT's INFRA grant request would upgrade more than 31 miles of rail and twenty bridge structures on the NECR route. MassDOT says the project "will allow shippers and receivers to 'max out' the carrying capacity of each rail car and thereby make rail shipping more cost-effective." The work in Massachusetts is necessary to close the last "gap" in the 286k-lb. rail network that is being built in Vermont and Connecticut and allow for significant growth in freight shipments.
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Re: New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:27 pm

That's good. Palmer-Northfield is the last part of the line they need to uprate to 286K before they have that loading capacity all the way from CN to the docks at New London.
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