Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

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Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:18 pm

Apparently three covered hoppers derailed with one or more lying on main one east of CPF-WL. Loaded grain train off BNSF was being unloaded but I don't know if the derailed cars were loaded or empty.
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby Lmiller » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:32 pm

johnpbarlow wrote:Apparently three covered hoppers derailed with one or more lying on main one east of CPF-WL. Loaded grain train off BNSF was being unloaded but I don't know if the derailed cars were loaded or empty.


I believe they were emptied yesterday !
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby neman2 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:33 pm

With the increasing amount of derailments on the Stony Brook maybe they should lower the 10 mph speed limit.
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:06 pm

neman2 wrote:With the increasing amount of derailments on the Stony Brook maybe they should lower the 10 mph speed limit.


. . .to canned? :wink:
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby 690 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:05 am

This was the second half of the LGT, so it was loaded. There's a decent amount of grain on the main.
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby johnpbarlow » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:17 am

690 wrote:This was the second half of the LGT, so it was loaded. There's a decent amount of grain on the main.


The grain is likely covering up many of the new, yet to be installed ties that Pan Am had sprinkled along main one.
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby jaymac » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:18 am

Any idea if it was company or Corman that put things right? Couldn't tell from Austin McSwiggin photo http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=235223 .
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby neman2 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:33 pm

Photo by Bob Sprague provides the answer it's Corman.

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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby jaymac » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:08 am

It would seem -- at least based on recent racks in Gardner and grain at the Willows -- that Corman has become default for PAS -- at least Pony-originated PAS.
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby johnpbarlow » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:47 am

Is RJ Corman publicly held? Can one buy its shares? Could be a growth opportunity! ;-)

Does this mean Pan Am will no longer use their hook for wreck clean up?
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:16 am

johnpbarlow wrote:Is RJ Corman publicly held? Can one buy its shares? Could be a growth opportunity! ;-)

Does this mean Pan Am will no longer use their hook for wreck clean up?


Corman is one of NS's preferred vendors, so AFAIK NS is the one who brought them here and they're currently only under contract to PAS for PAS territory.

It would make a lot of sense to add the full Stony Brook & Worcester Main to Corman's duties since those are the longest stretches of self-owned track in D2 where a derailment poses threat to systemwide traffic flow, and are contiguous to PAS territory where Corman is well-established. But, alas, that whole "spend money to save money" concept reading like Klingon to Billerica.
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:43 am

Looks like Corman will be heading down to West Bolyston soon based on this morning POSE incident...Maybe Winters?!

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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby neman2 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:08 am

GP40MC1118 wrote:Looks like Corman will be heading down to West Bolyston soon based on this morning POSE incident...Maybe Winters?!<br abp="619"><br abp="620">D


Instead of staying in hotels like they usually do maybe these Corman guys should consider buying houses in the area!
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby NYC27 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:19 pm

Corman did these because P&W was at fault in Gardner - they didn't send their own crane because G&W outsources this work. This one happened on the flour mills' track - they get to pick the contractor.
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Re: Wagon Wheel derailment - 1/27/17

Postby jaymac » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:41 pm

NYC27-
Thanks for the explanation!
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