Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

Moderator: MEC407

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby johnpbarlow » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:28 am

It is a bit curious to me why the Worcester main did not get a shot of track rehab last fall when the Stony Brook line got its rail upgrade. Perhaps Pan Am is waiting for someone the provide the funding (eg, MassDOT)?

A lot of LPG travels over this line.
johnpbarlow
 
Posts: 1913
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:50 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby jaymac » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:03 am

Just after 0500/02-19-2016, somebody told D-3 that 15 cars had derailed on the 4. D-3's response was to tell them to move the marker up and take what they could. POSE was the one IDed closest to that transmission, but POED and ED-9 were also in the picture. There were no updates or Worcester Main Form Ds heard as of 0635, so dunno any more.
In connection with johnpbarlow's earlier post about LPGs on the Worcester Main, there are all sortsa placarded cars on that line, and one of the puzzlements is why the South Meadow Street/Clinton talker has remained OOS. Yes, the 7.8 talker "protects" the reservoir from EB loads, and yes, the WBs are MT, but dangerous residue is still dangerous.
"Watching trains is better than smoking meth."
--Source, location, and time undisclosed.
jaymac
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:08 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby neman2 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:57 am

johnpbarlow wrote:It is a bit curious to me why the Worcester main did not get a shot of track rehab last fall when the Stony Brook line got its rail upgrade. Perhaps Pan Am is waiting for someone the provide the funding (eg, MassDOT)?

A lot of LPG travels over this line.


My guess is the Stony got priority because -
1) It has 4 trains per day vs 2 on the Worcester.
2) MassDOT has less interest in the Stony so Pan Am decided they had to invest some money because prospects of state help are slim.
3) The state may have some interest in the Worcester as an alternative to the Grand Junction , perhaps even long term with upcoming work in the Beacon Park area.
neman2
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:16 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby jaymac » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:15 am

Never got to hear if there was any significance, but at 0621/02-21-2018, D-3 called out to POSE, saying there was a cab and CSX crew waiting for them. I was in the northern stretch of Oakdale then and heard no response. There was nothing visible at Oakdale or other Rte. 140 visibility points west, and there was no further radio -- including the 7.8 -- as of my 0635 end of listening.
"Watching trains is better than smoking meth."
--Source, location, and time undisclosed.
jaymac
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:08 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby rustyrails » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:01 pm

I've been watching Pan Am and CSX employees playing engine swap in Greendale. Both companies have to keep two to three engines idleing 24/7 in back of Dunkin's on rt12
rustyrails
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:56 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:24 am

The collection of rent-a-wrecks and derelict locomotives recently dug out of Derby Shops in Maine were sitting on the Greendale siding most of last week, presumably awaiting CSX inspection and blessing to continue on to wherever the rest of their days takes them. I didn't have a chance to get down that way over the weekend - are they still there?
User avatar
jwhite07
 
Posts: 1444
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:39 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby PBMcGinnis » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:45 am

The ex-MMA junk at Greendale are to be sent off to Larry's Truck & Electric in McDonald, OH.
Which ones will be rebuilt, patched-up or parted out, all depends on who has a need.
My guess is the C30-7 and the F40PH will become razor blades, and the B39-8s will get patched up just based on recent trends in the 2nd/3rd/4th-hand market.
PBMcGinnis
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:49 am

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:08 am

Shoulda figured LTEX. OK thanks. They all look pretty rough... although I'd say the F40 is probably in the best condition externally. Nonetheless, I imagine that 645 engine is more valuable out of that unit than in it.

I'll be down that way tonight and take a look-see if they're still there. I assume they will be.
User avatar
jwhite07
 
Posts: 1444
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:39 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby rustyrails » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:28 pm

Lately a lot of power parked up by Dunkins near Barber. Even some commuter engines lately. Does anyone know if any plans are in the mix???
rustyrails
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:56 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby rustyrails » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:32 pm

JWHITE, they were there Saturday night. I havent been back since. Maybe tonight I'll be coming through about 4:30 in the AM.
rustyrails
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:56 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby rustyrails » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:39 pm

Thanks for that info guys. I saw that some were beat up. Is Ohio the place all the junk ends up???
rustyrails
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:56 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby jwhite07 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:25 am

The Derby Derelicts were picked up by CSX sometime during the morning of 3/27. Last evening's Greendale activity @6:30pm was a CSX to Pan Am power swap in progress on SEPO, 3 CSX GEVOs for two KCIRs (as jaymac would put it). I was driving, so no numbers noted.
User avatar
jwhite07
 
Posts: 1444
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:39 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby jaymac » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 am

jwhite07 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:25 am
...for two KCIRs (as jaymac would put it).

One might think there'd be more than 2 NewBlue rebrandings by now, but only if one had forgotten that this is PAR.
"Watching trains is better than smoking meth."
--Source, location, and time undisclosed.
jaymac
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:08 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby SpiderHill » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Just caught the tail end of SEPO in Lancaster with ten Eimskip containers in well cars on the end. Test loads or something new?
SpiderHill
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Re: Pan Am Worcester Main Line

Postby NHV 669 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:16 pm

Empties headed back to be refilled at Waterville, pallets of Poland Springs Water trucked from the plant in Kingfield. This traffic has been going on for a bit.

Edit, I'll answer your own question with one of your old posts.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=131728&p=1417137&hilit=eimskip#p1417137
Last edited by NHV 669 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Casey
Living near right-of-ways since 1989. Old haunts include: childhood sightings of 669 being the last to "de-rust" the Berlin branch, late 90's summers trackside at the Wagon Wheel of Biddeford, ME, White River Junction, VT, Oneonta, NY, Colorado Springs, CO, and Santa Barbara, CA.
User avatar
NHV 669
 
Posts: 567
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:07 pm
Location: In the VT woods, between the Mt. Division and WACR

PreviousNext

Return to Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests