Salem Action Alert

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: Salem Action Alert

Postby newpylong » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:56 am

no, it is one of those two railroads
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:26 pm

BO-1 serviced Rousselot today. Whilst in Peabody they left a car for Univar on the runaround off Bridge Street.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby Trinnau » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:47 pm

RenegadeMonster wrote:When I see a CSX Locomotive on the Eastern, Is it actually CSX or PAN AM renting a locomotive?

CSX has rights into the Coke Works at Everett (on the south side just east of the casino) - they serve it 5 days a week currently. Any further and it's Pan Am with a borrowed CSX locomotive, CSX crews aren't qualified further.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby highrail » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:12 pm

I guess it was bound to happen, but still disappointing...the crossing at first ave in the Peabody industrial park has been lifted.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby b&m 1566 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:56 pm

The road was getting pretty chewed up. When was the last time a train crossed that road, early 2000's?
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:33 pm

Late-90's. City of Peabody has made passing attempts at trying to market the rail access there, to no avail. Chances are about zero they'll ever succeed, but PAR's willing to sit on its hands and give the city courtesy to market whatever it wants to market now that Rousselot's securely growing. It's unlikely the OOS trackage is ever going to get chopped in an abandonment because of that. Besides, with Rousselot's growth and how craptastically PAR cans stuff all over the system it's only a matter of time before there's a need to brush-cut and hand-patch any washouts all the way to the foot of Summit St. grade crossing so they have extra space to shove cars around. The current 900+ feet of tail storage they keep operable past Allens Ln. isn't nearly enough for how much they trip over themselves at North St. and Castle Hill failing to move Rousselot cars fast enough. That ends up being a third of the distance to the end of the line. The rest from Summit to the industrial park they collect rent from the Peabody Municipal Light power lines on the ROW, and have no crossing protection hooked up to the electric grid giving them any maint costs. So leaving it as-is forever without a change in status still ends up earning Billerica a microscopic...but nonzero...sum of money.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:19 pm

BO-1 went to Peabody this afternoon with three bones.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby madjack2113 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:34 pm

Did anyone catch the Dash 8 5956 that was on Allen's Ln last week. I got a picture of it thought it would be a big deal but no one mentioned anything about it.
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