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Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby Milepost20 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:14 pm

How often does CSX service the Franklin to Milford line? Is it an overnight Walpole job?

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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:46 am

Given that Ardagh Glass has just closed its Milford manufacturing facility around the end of March, there may not be a customer for CSX to service in Milford anymore.

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180116/milford-glass-bottle-factory-to-close-in-spring
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby Milepost20 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:17 am

Thanks John.

Still one in Franklin? I saw them one night right by 140/495.
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby dbperry » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:05 pm

Does Garelick Farms just past MBTA Forge Park station still get freight service?
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:30 pm

Yes...about once a month...usually four cars

Blue Linx in Bellingham...lumber

That's it...

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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:55 pm

So two customers remain beyond Forge Park. Is there anything between Walpole and Forge Park? It'd probably help to get this section transferred over to the G&U sooner rather than later.
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby SkiScorcher88 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:06 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:So two customers remain beyond Forge Park. Is there anything between Walpole and Forge Park? It'd probably help to get this section transferred over to the G&U sooner rather than later.


Is that really a possibility or just wishful thinking? :) The transfer of this line to the G&U, that is. Any idea what parts of the line would go to the G&U?
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby Tracer » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:49 am

Does the paint company in Franklin still get a tank car once a year?
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:42 am

Tracer wrote:Does the paint company in Franklin still get a tank car once a year?

That's a good question.

If I remember correctly, Franklin Paint would ship they tank OUT once a year. The annual move was to preserve the switch.
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:59 am

BTW, the stub of the old G&U turnout off the MBTA Milford branch near S Cedar St in Milford was removed some time over the past few months. Seems strange to see ties and stone installed on a track that rarely sees any activity (annual FRA inspections?). Guess this means MBTA isn't abandoning the moribund line any time soon. :wink:
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby CSX Engineer 98 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:38 am

has the G&U spir track been cut in at the runaround in Milford ?

G&U is rumored to be taking over service... so we've been told.
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby johnpbarlow » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:03 am

CSX Engineer 98 wrote:has the G&U spir track been cut in at the runaround in Milford ?

G&U is rumored to be taking over service... so we've been told.


As far as I can tell, as of December, the closest any G&U track currently gets to the MBTA track at Milford is the short isolated stretch G&U built a few years back from the crossing at Main St Milford behind Pinz bowling to Vernon St at the cemetery. It does look as if some vegetation had been cut back parallel to the MBTA track between S Cedar St and Depot St but, as yet, there are no piles of ties/stone/rail to build track in the area. What service is there for G&U to takeover from CSX in the Milford area?
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby CSX Engineer 98 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:02 am

The customers west of forge Park
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby SkiScorcher88 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:19 am

CSX Engineer 98 wrote:The customers west of forge Park

I think johnpbarlow was wondering what customers were west of forge park for the G&U to service.
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby CSX Engineer 98 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:46 pm

Garelick who gets plastic
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Blue links who gets lumber
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