Boston area (BO-1)

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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:58 pm

Only from the Coke Works lead to the signal bungalow that's between the two crossovers. From there, it will fork into two tracks and run parallel to the mainline down to the Mystic River.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby atholrail » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:46 am

LOSA up for bid. New crew trailer at Lowell.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:21 pm

Revival of the old LOSA/SALO, which in reality maybe went all the way to Salem only a
few times a year!

Wonder if this will replace LA-2 or change LA-2's work to turn at Winchester?

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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby emyers » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:43 pm

will this effect anything with what ends up in salem?
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:52 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:Revival of the old LOSA/SALO, which in reality maybe went all the way to Salem only a
few times a year!

Wonder if this will replace LA-2 or change LA-2's work to turn at Winchester?

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My guess would be yes, but has there been enough work as of late to warrant this? They might end up abolishing LA-2 and folding their NH Route work in with LA-3 and LA-5. Not clean/pretty, but might not be justified to continue with LA-2.

emyers wrote:will this effect anything with what ends up in salem?


It will slightly effect how the traffic gets there, but ultimately it will probably still be BO-1 making the Salem run.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby newpylong » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:27 pm

Lowell getting a new trailer over by the tower. 15-20 cars via Barbers. M-F 1900
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:32 pm

Via Barbers? Well now it just sounds like the perfect time to swap over New England Produce to Pan Am!
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby bostontrainguy » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:33 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Is the switch at the southeast end of the Yard 8 runaround removed? If so, it is from this year.


No, the switch is still there. Why was it removed? Can it be reinstalled? Wouldn't it be rather helpful with the new dirt trains, increased cement service and possible produce takeover?
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:29 pm

It was removed after a DOBO derailment. It could easily be put back in, but Yard 8 was anticipated to be removed at just about any day for GLX. With GLX now on hold and just about all activities suspended, Yard 8 is still there but there is still no maintenance being put into it. Of course it would help to repair and even expand Yard 8, but so long as GLX is looming, it ain't gonna happen. Yard 8 should absolutely be expanded, but that was already signed away.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby StefanW » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:49 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Only from the Coke Works lead to the signal bungalow that's between the two crossovers. From there, it will fork into two tracks and run parallel to the mainline down to the Mystic River.


The single track that has been put down on the construction site appears to be in active use (20 cars are on it this evening, most filled with dirt) and it doesn't look like there's going to be a second track - at least not for a while. I'm guessing that from how close the current single track is to the active work.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:56 am

Yeah, there's zero sign of another track going in. Maybe they'll do a switch twice a day, instead.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:39 am

Service is all over the place...Monday LA-3 came down...Tuesday...LOSA ran, while BO-1
went to Salem. LA-2 ran Sunday night, but I don't know if it came to Boston or not.

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