Conn River Line

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Re: Conn River Line

Postby newpylong » Mon May 15, 2017 1:14 pm

Derailed some rax on the diamond apparently.
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby BenH » Tue May 16, 2017 9:14 am

Arlington wrote:That linked page is quirky: photos at top run recent-to-old but paragraphs at bottom run oldest-to-new:

The "quirkiness" on the linked web page has been resolved. Everything now runs oldest-to-newest. Updated images have been posted too.
https://trainsinthevalley.org/northampton-underpass/
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby Arlington » Sun May 21, 2017 2:17 pm

Update (with photos) from Northampton:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 2310751055

Shows completed box tunnel with rail above and new one being built (rebar for its bottom)
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:22 am

Another RR tie fire along the Conn River line - this one at Northfield:
http://www.recorder.com/Multiple-towns-respond-to-fire-on-railroad-ties-in-Northfield-10694060
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:30 pm

That pile has been there for so long and it was massive. I don't understand why the went through the effort (namely $$$) of making the massive pile, and then never came to collect for Permatreat. Probably just burned off a year supply for Permatreat.
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby toddinmass » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:32 am

The tie fire didn't burn all the ties, We kept it to about a 300' long pile after we cut a fire break into it. the entire pile is at least 1500-2000' long
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby newpylong » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:40 pm

New rail dropped Greenfield to South Deerfield. that can only mean one thing, double track...
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:32 pm

newpylong wrote:New rail dropped Greenfield to South Deerfield. that can only mean one thing, double track...


Yep, for how many daily trains - 2 Vermonters across the Deerfield River bridge to CPF-385 and Vermonters + EDPL/PLED + locals south of the the bridge? Doesn't sound to me like the best investment of taxpayer $ via MassDOT...
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:54 pm

It is only 2 passenger trains a day if you completely ignore the state's other ideas for the corridor, including Springfield-Greenfield service for one.
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:11 pm

Is that really for DT, or just some remaining legacy rail that wasn't replaced a couple years ago and is getting a finish-up now? I haven't seen any Conn River line items for this fiscal year on the CIP except for the Northampton ped tunnel and various deferred closeout costs for work already performed during the big upgrades of 2-3 years ago.


MassDOT's been dropping an asston of CWR all over the state this year, including for replacements that aren't scheduled to start for at least another 2 years. Bulk prices for ribbon must be really good right now the way they've been blitzing these mass drops all spring.
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby newpylong » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:42 pm

I wouldn't have mentioned that it can only be for double track if there was remaining old rail to be replaced there.
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby atholrail » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:02 pm

Major work ongoing on the Conn River at the Lane pit. Switch cut in and track being laid. Hearing Layover facility and new customer loading stone...
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby newpylong » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:42 am

Where is this? Layover for what?
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby atholrail » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:15 pm

The Lane pit in Northfield, supposedly for the commuters...
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Re: Conn River Line

Postby newpylong » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:33 am

You'd see some information from the state on the site selection process long before they put a tie in the ground. They also wouldn't build it that far north of Greenfield if possible.

My guess is the Lane wants to use rail again http://www.recorder.com/Lane-Constructi ... on-3203791
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