Boston area (BO-1)

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: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby newpylong » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:25 am

BO-1 on job bid sheet this week - report to Everett.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby bostontrainguy » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:41 am

Has this started yet?
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby newpylong » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:37 am

yes and LA-4 abolished
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:12 pm

Will this job end up back in Lawrence again come winter? I can't imagine Ciment Quebec will be wanting 5+ day service once we hit winter, which seems to have been the driving force on this.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby gokeefe » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:16 pm

newpylong wrote:BO-1 on job bid sheet this week - report to Everett.


How often do jobs get bid out?
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby newpylong » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:05 pm

As they are needed and traffic levels change. Not trying for a smart ass reply there.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby newpylong » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:06 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Will this job end up back in Lawrence again come winter? I can't imagine Ciment Quebec will be wanting 5+ day service once we hit winter, which seems to have been the driving force on this.


Who knows. They can just as easily keep the job where it is and do other work more.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby bostontrainguy » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:27 pm

Google earth shows a bunch of cars in Yard 8. A couple of scrap gondolas, a tank car and some that look like cement cars. Is this a recent photo I wonder?
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby jaymac » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:49 pm

Additives make concrete work pretty much year-round.
The bottom right-hand side of Google Earth has an entry for image date, so that should tell everyone.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:22 pm

bostontrainguy wrote:Google earth shows a bunch of cars in Yard 8. A couple of scrap gondolas, a tank car and some that look like cement cars. Is this a recent photo I wonder?


Is the switch at the southeast end of the Yard 8 runaround removed? If so, it is from this year.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:01 pm

Wynn Casino Dirty Dirt Update

The assembly of two storage tracks has already begun. They probably have about half of one track already completed. Upon completion, there will be two storage tracks at 1500' each. Service is expected to be five or seven days a week, although it is unclear where the pulled cars will go. There's talk of bringing LOSA/SALO back in order to combat the lack of intrachange space in Boston.
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby emyers » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:38 pm

LOSA=?
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:46 pm

LOSA - Lowell to Salem, one of the last road freights into Boston. They rarely
went to Salem.

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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby BandA » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:56 am

Very dirty dirt. Greenpeace in 1983 canoed up the Chelsea Creek and plugged Monsanto's outfall pipe. Air pollution was a daily problem, fires and railroad leaks were common https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/11/09/everett-neighbors-recall-wynn-casino-parcel-polluted-past/5OaQW8yh1xd4uP2WlJ4DMJ/story.html

Somerville, 1980:
https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_1920w/Bosto ... 5B1%5D.jpg

Chemical spill, 1975:
https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_1920w/Bosto ... 5B1%5D.jpg
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Re: Boston area (BO-1)

Postby tom18287 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:59 pm

are they reusing the old track that existed on the property for the dirt?
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