East Deerfield Gawking

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.

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Re: East Deerfield Gawking

Postby Plate C » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:07 am

Curious then what is going on across the tracks, not up near the old offices but closer to the bridge/MOW entrance... is that also part of the new bridge build in some way or is that a different project?

Also wanted to see if someone can tell me about the grain train. Only seen it once or twice, curious to know where it originates/terminates and what days it runs on? Thanks!
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Re: East Deerfield Gawking

Postby jaymac » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:45 pm

by Plate C » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:07 am
...Also wanted to see if someone can tell me about the grain train. Only seen it once or twice, curious to know where it originates/terminates and what days it runs on? Thanks!

There was a loaded one that was getting east of Fitchburg ~1200/08-16-2017 and should be in Ayer -- both West Main Street and the Willows -- for the next day-plus before heading west.
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Re: East Deerfield Gawking

Postby Plate C » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:45 am

Thanks for the info. Never stopped by Ayer as I heard the views aren't that good. Any info on where that train originates/terminates at?
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Re: East Deerfield Gawking

Postby johnpbarlow » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:50 am

Some decent views can be had at Ayer -

Photo 1: Recently arrived grain train is being split in half at Ayer tower to proceed to Ardent Mills for unloading in May of 2016
Photo 2: the just emptied 1st half of the Grain Train heading west approaching Sandy Pond Rd at Ayer in Feb '16
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