Arlington wrote:Best guess I've seen is that IP layoffs were a normal seasonal layoff that the media construed as unexpected news.
F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:They can't take Falmouth by force, no matter if another Turkington-type troll in the Legislature tries to salt the earth. CCCR/Mass Coastal have federally protected trackage rights, and MC is a common carrier so the loophole is sealed shut for any Adirondack Scenic-type shennanigans. Dinner train had Falmouth excursions each of the past two weekends, so the branch is certainly getting regular use.
From the itemization, looks like most of it is mundane bridge/culvert inspections and repairs. General summary of items:
Cape Main (Middleboro-Hyannis)
Cohasset Narrows Bridge replacement: $8.2M
Track work (cumulative): $7M
Yards and "support facilities": $6.8M <-- ED: Hyannis layover? Rochester Yard/trash train upgrades?
Yard track work (cumulative): $3.7M
Hyannis Yard reconfig (rail + crossing work related to Route 28 reconfig): $2.2M
Bridges and culverts (cumulative): $2.1M
Grade crossing improvements: $1.9M
Siding upgrades (rail, ties, ballast) @ Tremont, Sagamore, Sandwich, W. Barnstable: $1.5M
Station fencing/railing installs @ Hyannis, Wareham: $183K
Other (cumulative) - $558K
Grade crossing improvements: $1.5M
Track improvements (cumulative): $999K
Bridges and culverts (cumulative) - $135K
Other (cumulative) - $73K
South Dennis Secondary
Grade crossing improvements: $588K
Track improvements: $460K
Track and switches improvements (cumulative): $12.9M
Grade crossing protection improvements: $3.6M
Bridges and culverts (cumulative): $2.9M
Grade crossing improvements (surfaces?): $1.8M
Other (cumulative): $2.6M
That's a pretty fat menu programmed over the next 5 years for the Cape region.
Users browsing this forum: BandA and 1 guest