Grand Junction DETOUR Discussion

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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby ST214 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:39 pm

It is. Look at the date on the video.

danib62 wrote:I thought bridge work was complete. Why the detour trains still?
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:51 pm

The first CSX B721 since the GJ closure is running tonight from Framingham to Everett.

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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:20 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:The first CSX B721 since the GJ closure is running tonight from Framingham to Everett.

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sery2831 wrote:Rumor is Pan Am is keeping the traffic.



Welp, so much for that rumor. I'm surprised. CSX must be dying to rid of it, I would think.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:04 pm

Csx could give that move up to panam, it's cant be easy on good days to go from Framingham to Everett on the b&a and grand junction.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby newpylong » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:31 pm

Interestly enough Pan Am had BO-1 up for bid a couple weeks ago. I assume it was cancelled and not awarded.

I have heard they may get this traffic back but who knows.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:57 pm

Ok thanks for the info. I just figured it would be easier for csx to give that local up to pan-am since they are pulling out of beacon park. Readville is already covering the Boston freights. Hopefully csx doesn't let pan-am bring in overhauled mbta equipment, who knows where pan-am will send it.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:52 pm

Mbta fan wrote:Ok thanks for the info. I just figured it would be easier for csx to give that local up to pan-am since they are pulling out of beacon park. Readville is already covering the Boston freights. Hopefully csx doesn't let pan-am bring in overhauled mbta equipment, who knows where pan-am will send it.


CSX wouldn't ever be abandoning its freight rights to the Worcester Line east of Framingham or the Grand Junction + Eastern Route to Everett Terminal even if they have no plans to use them. They would most likely remain the preferred carrier for shuttling out T equipment. Giving up that territory would leave an exposed flank that Pan Am or somebody else could bid on, and they would want it as a long-term hold for competitive bidding on future Everett jobs or possibly the Moran Terminal track which--if reactivated--would require an all-new rights bid. If they can't hold the traffic totally landlocked like they do with MassCoastal and Grafton & Upton, it's good business practice to keep their finger in it.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby ns3010 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:56 pm

In regard to T equipment going in and out, it depends on where it is going to/coming from. The Kawasaki's are going to Hornell, NY, so the Pan Am/NS routing makes much more sense than a routing via CSX. With the Pan Am/NS routing, it is a straight shot out Pan Am/Pan Am Southern, over CP, and out the NS Southern Tier to Hornell. On the contrary, for the Rotem cars, for example, the CSX routing makes sense because CSX picks the cars up in South Philly.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby The EGE » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:08 pm

It appears that work on the bridge continues, even if it is in service at some times. This was about 6:30 pm on Sunday.

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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:20 pm

Where's the track? It doesn't seen like service is even possible by csx.
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:26 pm

Grand Jct. is Out Of Service again, MBTA is making moves via Worcester and Ayer again
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:33 am

I was wondering; was strolling through Cambridge Saturday night and saw snow on the tracks...
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby Komarovsky » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:30 am

Did they discover new structural defects that the last set or repairs missed, or is this part of the schedule to repair the original ones?
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby Dick H » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:14 am

Looks like the High Iron Private Cars will
be taking the Detour Route to Ayer on 4/10

Tuesday, April 9: Arrive Boston. Park overnight.
Wednesday, April 10: Move equipment to Ayer, MA via Worcester (ex-Worcester, Nashua & Portland).
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Re: Grand Junction Detour Discussion

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:15 am

Where are the High Iron cars heading to, ultimately?
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