Komarovsky wrote:Looks like work on dismantling beacon park has begun. Noticed today that a portion of the yard track closest to the MBTA's track was cut up and the ties removed.
sery2831 wrote:Rumor is Pan Am is keeping the traffic.
m80 wrote: beacon is still in order and still gets intermodal daily.
Ironman wrote:K4Pacific wrote:Well CSX announced today Worcester is officially open for the Stackers. I wonder if DeWitt will be downgraded?
DeWitt will not be downgraded, but Selkirk will.
Knucklehead wrote:What impact will the opening of doublestacks in Worcester have on Selkirk?
soontobecsxconductor wrote:they took up a small piece of track not really a dismanting but as i was told "the t needed the rail" ..also bp yrd operations will end the 2nd or 3rd wk in feb. they have already started to divert some traffic to worcester and also when bp closes w.spfld will be sending out a block on the 119
CSX opens double-stack route in New England
CSX Transportation, working in conjunction with the commonwealth of Massachusetts, has opened New England's first double-stack-cleared intermodal route on its line between the New York state line and a newly expanded intermodal terminal in Worcester, CSX Corp. officials announced yesterday.
The double-stack intermodal route benefits businesses and consumers in central New England by reducing transit times on key lanes by as much as 24 hours, they said.
Prior to opening the route, CSXT increased vertical clearances at 31 locations on the line to 21 feet. Previously, double-stack trains coming to New England from the Midwest or from western origins had to stop in Syracuse, N.Y., to be converted to single-stack configurations, and the reverse occurred on westbound routes from New England, adding time, cost and complexity to freight flows, CSX officials said.
The project was part of an agreement with the commonwealth that enabled Massachusetts to acquire CSXT's lines in the Boston area to increase commuter-rail service. In conjunction with that project, the Worcester intermodal terminal was expanded.
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