Salem Action Alert

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 pm

Trains on Track 2 at Castle Hill having been blowing the horn coming around the curve alongside the empties stashed on the lead. Neighbors will love this.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:34 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Trains on Track 2 at Castle Hill having been blowing the horn coming around the curve alongside the empties stashed on the lead. Neighbors will love this.


Strange, because they're parked pretty far out of the way on the CH lead, not close to the interlocking at all. Per new posting today on NERail: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=4&key2=
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:02 pm

BO-1 did not pick up the 18 cars at Castle Hill again! Came back with 4 cars
to Somerville. They now got outbound cars stashed on the 3rd Iron at 3rd Ave
all the way up the west leg of the wye to Innerbelt Road again!

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:26 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:
BostonUrbEx wrote:Trains on Track 2 at Castle Hill having been blowing the horn coming around the curve alongside the empties stashed on the lead. Neighbors will love this.


Strange, because they're parked pretty far out of the way on the CH lead, not close to the interlocking at all. Per new posting today on NERail: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=4&key2=


Proximity to the interlocking is irrelevant to use of the horn. The cut of cars is only about a car length away from the mainline's (but not the lead's) home signals, though.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby highrail » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:42 pm

In one of my infrequent trips to the Somerville area today I was able to spot the cars that had been brought back to the area and the ciment cars and some additional open hoppers. I seem to recall that they used to store cars on the tracks next to the Sullivan orange line station. It looks like the tracks are there, but are they out of service? Amazing how a few years shows such limited storage tracks in the Boston area.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby deathtopumpkins » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:53 pm

highrail wrote:In one of my infrequent trips to the Somerville area today I was able to spot the cars that had been brought back to the area and the ciment cars and some additional open hoppers. I seem to recall that they used to store cars on the tracks next to the Sullivan orange line station. It looks like the tracks are there, but are they out of service? Amazing how a few years shows such limited storage tracks in the Boston area.

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The tracks next to Sullivan were used within the last couple months. I'm not sure what logic (if any) there is to Pan Am's decision where to store cars, but I would be surprised if those tracks were suddenly out of service.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:25 pm

Been out of service for a while now -- that is what is referred to as Yard 21 in this thread. Some sort of pissing contest over who should pay to put the tracks back in service.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:16 am

BO-1 cleaned out Salem and Somerville Friday night...52 empties to Lowell...

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby Badandy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:18 am

Yaah, both the plant and North St.............clean.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby Badandy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:36 am

This AM, 4 plus MTs behind fence at the plant in Peabody. What a difference 1 day makes.....
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby deathtopumpkins » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:46 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:Been out of service for a while now -- that is what is referred to as Yard 21 in this thread. Some sort of pissing contest over who should pay to put the tracks back in service.


Any idea when it went out of service? I have definitely seen cars next to the OL station within the past few months.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:21 pm

Yard 21 tracks (3rd & 4th Irons) beyond Sullivan Square/Boston side of Cambridge St bridge) went out of service sometime in Fall 2016

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:49 pm

Seven empties off Allen's Lane today
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:35 pm

Six bones on the tail track off Allen's Lane this morning.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:37 pm

Today there were 4 empty bones and an acid on the tail off Allen's Lane
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