Lowell activity.

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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby tomytuna » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:27 am

Hi all!..going to be in Lowell in 25 Feb 2017 and wondering if worth sneaking out to see ANY freight movement through Lowell? If there is any, I could use some help as I;m just there for the day. It's a Saturday. Any traffic on Satudays? Where would be best place to view? time of day? etc. etc. Thanks for any help. Tommy
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:43 am

POSE and SEPO should both be through the Lowell area around midday, but there's no actual schedule. There's also currently a large number of gondolas around as that is where LOSA originates with empties and terminates with loads -- sometimes a couple round trips a day, but the times haven't been very consistent.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby tomytuna » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:03 am

OK !..Thanks Boston! Any recomendation on a good spot in town to view....or just the station? rgards Tommy :-)
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:14 am

tomytuna wrote:OK !..Thanks Boston! Any recomendation on a good spot in town to view....or just the station? rgards Tommy :-)


See here: viewtopic.php?f=126&t=25497&start=285#p1420043
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby jaymac » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:03 am

tommytuna-
Dunno how you're equipped, but a scanner wouldn't hurt, nor would some preemptive Google Earth surfing/reconning with layers enabled. Lowell definitely isn't the stereotype of the South Bronx in the 70s, but taking your Lynn situational awareness along for the trip wouldn't be bad, either.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby mulfreak » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:45 pm

Other than a astronomical amount of dirt,paying big dividends to the railroads not much. It is refreshing to see just a bunch of old 1/2 hoppers cars filled with dirt siding everywhere one day and then there gone! Rumor has it some casino hot shot needs it to disappear. Funny some of these half cans still got their B&M logo and are half full. Then there are the larger 3/4 hoppers wit the fancy white covers all strapped down and secure. EIMSKIP has grown steadily the last few years. I see more and more container freight coming through Wiggenville on a yearly basis. I have a great admiration for the railroads.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby tomytuna » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:31 am

hey Jay..thankls...will alway carry my Lynn awareness with me LOL,,,,,anyone know off hand what radiop frequencies PAR use's?
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby KSmitty » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:14 am

tomytuna wrote:hey Jay..thankls...will alway carry my Lynn awareness with me LOL,,,,,anyone know off hand what radiop frequencies PAR use's?

http://web.archive.org/web/200606242231 ... ck/grs.htm

This link is provided in the FAQ thread at top of page. I believe it is still relatively accurate.
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Re: Lowell activity.

Postby jaymac » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:23 am

KSmitty & tommytuna & alii-
They were working fine for me earlier today.
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