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 doublebell » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:10 pm

Today an acid was sitting on the tail track off Allen's Lane
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby RenegadeMonster » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:51 pm

This morning while I was waiting for my Train at Salem Station a freight came though. First time I have seen one come through while waiting on the platform during daylight so it was kind of cool. Especially when standing on the platform.

Normally I just see them waiting on the branch. Or at night when it's dark after I get off my train and I'm in my car waiting to get out the the parking garage when its backed up to the light a freight I can barely make out passes south through Salem Station.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:44 pm

This afternoon there were two bones and two acids on the trail track off Allen's Lane
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:03 pm

CSX Locomotive on the Peabody Branch tonight. I got to watch it push the load of 20 or so cars off the Peabody Branch at Salem station and pull it through Salem Station tonight.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby Trinnau » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:24 pm

That's probably one of the former CSX B40-8s that Pan Am recently acquired. Should have been a line through the CSX markings. Pan Am train for sure.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby RenegadeMonster » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Just goggled "CSX B40-8s" and looked at the pictures. It was most definably one of those. I didn't notice any lines through the CSX markings, but then again it was dark out.

Thought it was most likely a leased / borrowed unit Pan Am was using. Didn't know they recently acquired some former CSX B40-8s.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby Trinnau » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:23 am

This thread has the details. It's a little lengthy but you can probably review the last 5 or so pages.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby highrail » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:51 pm

I am not sure how long they have been out of service, but it looks like the automated crossing protection at Flint Street is not operational. There is a "stop" post sign on either side of the crossing.

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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:08 pm

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

Postby doublebell » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:49 pm

At noon today there were two bones and two acids on the tail of Allen's Lane.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:18 pm

Two bones and two acids still there Thursday noontime.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby doublebell » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:02 pm

BO-1 must have run today. At 1130 there were four acids on the runaround off Bridge Street. At 1400 they were gone.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby mojobreaqkfast » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:39 pm

I live in South Salem and as a result I get a neighborhood newsletter, and noticed something that might be of interest here. Latest newsletter describes a proposal by a developer to tear down the California Olive Oil building, and that the rail spur will be abandoned so the bike path can be extended. This is part of a larger redevelopment the developer is undertaking along Canal Street, including the old Jefferies Bros. furniture building. They've already passed papers on the properties.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:32 pm

The Danvers Industrial Track is currently out of service since the noon time tidal surge on Thursday, 1/4. The entire Salem Yard and surrounding area flooded pretty bad. It may be dry now, but was still showing OOS.
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Re: Salem Action Alert

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:35 am

How did downtown Peabody fare this week? Their flooding issues around the canal that runs next to the tracks have long been the stuff of infamy. Peabody too needs major sustained investment on climate change mitigation going forward despite being further inland of Salem Harbor, as storm surge events like this are going to wreak havoc on them with increasing frequency in coming years. The whole several blocks bookending the canal + rail line corridor all the way from one downtown to the downtown are in a uniquely vulnerable spot for flood risk.
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