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Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby CN9634 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:15 am

A unit wind mill train arrived in Montreal this morning and is headed for Searsport. Not sure exactly when it will be moving again, I would assume it would go to Maine (Brownville) today or tomorrow. Then at some point it will head to Searsport. Reports I have state that the trackage washed out in Brownville is as of this morning open again.
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby cpr2816 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:29 am

That maybe why a saw a MMA this morning , will pass by St-Jean in mid - day i say !
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby cpr2816 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:48 pm

The train is on its way to Farnham message at 2:48 PM

Lead unit 3614 , 2001, 2005
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby Frank Jolin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:56 pm

Windmill train (combined? 321 axles) rolled through St-Jean Qc on its way to Farnham from Montreal with MM&A #3614 2005 2001. Departed Farnham for Megantic around 1900hrs with NBSR 6200 HLCX 6315 MM&A 2005. Shots will come later.


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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby Frank Jolin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:20 pm

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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby cpr2816 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:32 am

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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby Frank Jolin » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:19 am

Nice. I was across the river at Iberville. They had to stop at the diamond as CN 324 was drilling the interchange.
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby cpr2816 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:03 am

Thanks Frank , just as i was going out the house next to the former CP Station , i saw the train coming but i forgot to go the other way , a shot over the bridge would be nice .
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby fogg1703 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:30 pm

Thanks for the photos Frank and cpr2816. Great to see the Moosehead handling some more traffic. Any idea of why the 2 NBSR units were in Farnham? Held over from unit crude train?
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby Cowford » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:45 pm

Destination Searsport? Export???
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby doublestack » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:02 pm

Cowford wrote:Destination Searsport? Export???


Searsport, yes.....Export, no. The final destination is Bull Hill in Hancock County, Maine.

Full story here: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/12/b ... s-economy/
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby necr3849 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:00 pm

The train was SUPPOSED to come out of Brownville at noon yesterday and be through Northern Maine Junction 2-3hours later. Well, things changed, and the train never reached NMJ until well after 5:30pm. Power was 2002+2006 and 8546 with 66 total cars of various TOFC and even 8-axle heavy duty welled flats. Only a couple good shots were made since thunderstorms hit from about Frankfort the rest of the way to the shoreline. It was still a cool looking operation, and the empty returned tonight. They were through Stockton Springs at 6:00pm straight up, and we could hear them all the way up through Prospect. Here's one of the sunny pics from yesterday...

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... 619461.jpg
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby MEC407 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:21 pm

From The Portland Press Herald:

The Portland Press Herald wrote:Towers are beginning to take form as construction progresses at Maine's newest wind farm.

All of the tower sections have arrived by ship from Denmark and will be delivered over a matter of weeks to the site of the $76 million Bull Hill project in central Hancock County, about 18 miles northeast of Ellsworth.

The builder, First Wind, said 16 of the 19 turbine pads were built by last week. The first base section of a tower was set into place Friday and more are expected to take form in the weeks ahead. Wind blades and generators, shipped by rail from Colorado, are also expected to be attached to the towers in early July. The construction project involves about 200 jobs.


Read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/news/Towers- ... -farm.html
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Re: Unit Wind Mill Train

Postby Frank Jolin » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:45 pm

Another train (blades) has departed Farnham yesterday.
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