LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

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LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:16 am

Last night, the first LOSA ran to Everett with MEC 307 & 19 empties. Assume all 19 cars
are for the dirty dirt business due to the Wynn Casino project in Everett.

LOSA will probably not run all the way to Salem, as its symbols implies. The old LOSA rarely
went all the way to Salem to begin with.

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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:00 am

Where did they put the empties? Yard 8? Did they return lite to Lowell?
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby StefanW » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:31 am

I just passed the site on a Keolis inbound. There are approx. 5 cars on the new track at the Wynn site. Didn't see any power.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:28 pm

LOSA brought down 16 empties and took them all to Everett. Went back to
Lowell as SALO - a lite engine.

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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby tom18287 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:46 pm

why wouldnt this be LOBO or something like that? sorry, bit of a newb question haha
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:37 pm

They're putting them in regular gondola cars, which wasn't what I expected. The ones coming out of Nashua and Orrington are sort of like stacked containers.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby B&M 1227 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:17 am

The dirt from the Glens Falls NY PCB dredging project all moved in gons... I think the containers out of Nashua are due to the dirt actually being trucked from Milford. Probably cheapest to just load gons onsite versus containerizing it.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby newpylong » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:31 am

Some of it depends where and how it originates. If it loaded directly onto railcar, gons are easier. Also depends where it is to be offloaded. Maine Yankee all moved in capped gons.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby newpylong » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:34 am

tom18287 wrote:why wouldnt this be LOBO or something like that? sorry, bit of a newb question haha


Mostly to do with brake slips/tests. If the symbol is SA the brake test is good to there. If the symbol is BO the test dies at Boston if the train is reblocked there. It's always better to symbol the train at the furthest point any blocks would possible go to avoid wasted time.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:11 am

The PCB sludge out of New Bedford is shipped out in regular gondolas too.

Besides what Newpylong stated, I wonder if SA also covers any rare trips to Salem to forward
cars or rescue BO-1. Or even to be able to go to Wonderland Interlocking in Revere to runaround
cars on the mainline (should it be necessary).

LOSA did not run Friday night.

Not sure of the days it'll work. Looks to be on duty around 630PM-7PM though.

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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby 690 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:01 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:They're putting them in regular gondola cars, which wasn't what I expected. The ones coming out of Nashua and Orrington are sort of like stacked containers.


They use regular gons for Orrington too. Mostly CHUX cars these days.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:24 pm

Welp, I guess Nashua is the odd one out with the containerized dirt, then.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby BM6569 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:50 pm

Lots of CGIX gons used for the dirty dirt too
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby StefanW » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:45 pm

Just passed the site again on a Keolis outbound. There's a total of 20 cars in two cuts - 12 south of the old Monsanto crossing, and 8 north. I could see down into the set of 12, and 11 were filled with dirt but one was filled with wood. The wood looked to be all of uniform lengths and widths, so I'm guessing it was old pilings that used to underpin something on the old site.
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Re: LOSA Returns - Dirty Dirt

Postby atholrail » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:47 pm

Around 100 Everett's at Wamesit for LOSA...
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