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Pan Am activity in Wigginville

Postby mulfreak » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:15 pm

Strange no train thru Wiggenville since late yesterday when they moved out a hanger west bound round two o-clock. Lots of lumber lately. Fulls heading west,empties dedicated to 1 locomotive heading back north 20 ata time at least twice a week. Oil is way down. Scattered amongst mixed freight nothing like last year.
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Re: Pam-Am activity

Postby KSmitty » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:32 pm

Oil is rebounding in the last couple weeks. Flow slowed to a trickle. More larger cuts the last week or so. No units, but I don't think the business is down too terribly much over last year, some but not too drastically. Just done differently. Added benefit-Keeps it under the radar of the NUMBY's...
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Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:31 pm

Very busy today here in Lowell. 4 trains since 8 this morning, total engine count 13 so far. Lumber ,Gypsum and shingles took up 30+ cars one one headed west. They run 2 CSX engines from Lowell solo north and then back again often lately. They run up on the Nth track then come back by within the hour again solo. Any ideas as to why?
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Re: Pan Am activity in Wiggenville

Postby MEC407 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:51 am

Where exactly is this Wiggenville? I can't find it on Google or Bing maps.
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Re: Pan Am activity in Wiggenville

Postby jaymac » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:17 am

It's usually spelled Wigginville. Here's a Ward's Maps reference ( http://www.wardmaps.com/viewasset.php?aid=2197 ) to that portion of South Lowell.
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Re: Pan Am activity in Wiggenville

Postby MEC407 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:44 pm

Thanks! I'll correct the misspelling in the thread title.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:11 pm

Wiggenville is in Sth Lowell. There is a bridge that goes over the two tracks on Morton Street. The tracks are about 200 feet from my house and I have a great view of what goes by here. Sometimes I set up my camera in the back yard and take pictures. I've also shot some video but am having a hard time finding a playback program. Today a westbound hanger in on the Sth track and two shorts with 609 and 610 and a couple of HLCX engines(orange and Maroon) eastbound cleared here.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:48 pm

After two eastbound trains again they run two CSX engines solo thru Wiggenville and back twords the Lowell yard on the nth track in a span of 30 minutes. They maintain about 25 mph both way's. This happens every Saturday. The track to my knowaldge has benn upgrated recently and is rated @ 283,000?. Strange?
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:03 pm

Interesting;today at workaround noon a Pan-Am 601 and the HLCX orange 5318 towing a new MBTA locomotive #2001backwards third in a mixed train heading east past the Lowell Depot. It cleared thru Wiggenville before I got home. They must split it off at LWL JCT as no freight that I am aware of runs along the commuter corridor from Lowell to Boston.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby TJ209 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:17 pm

mulfreak wrote:Interesting;today at workaround noon a Pan-Am 601 and the HLCX orange 5318 towing a new MBTA locomotive #2001backwards third in a mixed train heading east past the Lowell Depot. It cleared thru Wiggenville before I got home. They must split it off at LWL JCT as no freight that I am aware of runs along the commuter corridor from Lowell to Boston.


MBTX 2001 was brought by EDPO to the yard in Lawrence, where it was dropped off with a cut of cars. As far as I know it's sitting there now. One of the Lawrence-based switchers will likely bring it into Boston tomorrow via the Wildcat and Lowell Line.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:40 pm

Great trainspotting there TJ. Thanks. I had a good eye on the Lowell Depot today. The 2001 didn't come back that way that I noticed. The only train before "I changed locations" was the usual 5:30 AM that hangs at the Concord river bridge.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby TJ209 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:59 pm

mulfreak wrote:Great trainspotting there TJ. Thanks. I had a good eye on the Lowell Depot today. The 2001 didn't come back that way that I noticed. The only train before "I changed locations" was the usual 5:30 AM that hangs at the Concord river bridge.


Thanks! MBTX 2001, as of 4:30 PM today, remains sitting at the Lawrence yard. She'll probably make the trip into Boston either tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby bmcdr » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:37 pm

Thought you guys would like to see what Wigginville looked like in 1928 as compared to a shot I took in 2012.

I've researched through old B&M employee timetables and all reference to Wigginville seems to disappear after 1934, as you can see, there was quite a substantial station there.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:15 pm

The 5:30 am came in @ 6:40 this morning. 2 HLCX and an oldie but goodie MEC. They pulled up just before the Concord and are still there intact at this time.
There was a 2 PAN AM 601+607 maybe and 1 Guiford that passed thru the depot area eastward around noon today. Not many cars 25? as it streached from the old frieght station before the Meadowstreet crossing to Billy being stationary for 10 minutes just under the depot parkring garage.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:18 pm

The 2 HCLX with the 607 PAN-AM the one with the MEC tattooed under the window finally cleared here heading west around two today. It pulled in @ 6:40 Thursday morning. Yesterday was dead,nothing thru the Lowell Depot or Wigginville that I witnessed. The two CSX Engines did there usual Saturday run west solo again.
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