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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby The EGE » Sat May 28, 2011 11:32 am

Here's a weird one... caught it at the bottom of the second page. Looks like a Downeaster... with a second loco in the middle?
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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat May 28, 2011 11:36 am

There's currently a CSX move on the page. Is it leased power for Pan Am or does CSX venture that far north every so often?
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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sat May 28, 2011 3:21 pm

Gotta be leased. They run to Everett Terminal via Grand Junction and Eastern Route once a day and interchange with Pan Am at Ayer via the Worcester Branch, but those are the only trackage rights they have that even touch the northside.
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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby alexander » Sat May 28, 2011 10:02 pm

The EGE wrote:Here's a weird one... caught it at the bottom of the second page. Looks like a Downeaster... with a second loco in the middle?

The Downeaster keeps a spare locomotive and cars in Portland. The power and extra cars get swapped out every couple of weeks and brought back to Boston, usually on the tail of Thursday or Friday's 686 inbound.

BostonUrbEx wrote:There's currently a CSX move on the page. Is it leased power for Pan Am or does CSX venture that far north every so often?

Pan Am train SEPO often uses CSX power to Portland, returning as POSE or NMSE. These trains leave CSX at Worcester and move through Ayer and then east on Pan Am into Maine. The CSX power is not leased but borrowed.
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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby The EGE » Sat May 28, 2011 10:47 pm

alexander wrote:
The EGE wrote:Here's a weird one... caught it at the bottom of the second page. Looks like a Downeaster... with a second loco in the middle?

The Downeaster keeps a spare locomotive and cars in Portland. The power and extra cars get swapped out every couple of weeks and brought back to Boston, usually on the tail of Thursday or Friday's 686 inbound.


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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby The EGE » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Another weird one. Yesterday just before 5pm:

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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:01 am

looks like the FRA inspection car being taken for a ride??
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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby sery2831 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:53 am

Yes that's a PAR loco pulling a FRA inspection car. Not related to the MBTA...
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Re: New Andover Western Route Webcam

Postby Finch » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:01 pm

Interesting.

One of the recent pics caught Guildford and MBTA in the same shot.
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