Final Customers - Boston Area

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sun May 13, 2018 6:47 pm

6-8 weeks is the outage timeline. So I'd expect 10-12 weeks! ;)
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun May 13, 2018 10:51 pm

Right. No work done May 12-13 weekend, so add one week!

And I know BNSF and UP are private companies, but this project would have taken one or weekends if
they did it.

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby ANRP2 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:30 pm

Perhaps a study will speed things up.
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:08 pm

This is the scene on the Grand Junction by Fort Washington Park. Seems the tracks are up for a 'storm water improvement project'. The fenced off pic is the Grand Junction!
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:17 pm

Seems both sections worked on in Cambridge are done and they are track aligning :)
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:00 am

The farm yard at Houghton Chemical is now being torn up. Rails are up aside from those going to Houghton. There's no tank cars there so guess the contract is now up for B721 and one less final customer in Boston. Of note, B721 had 20 gondolas or more on Sunday.
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:48 am

One more car for Houghton, then that's it. May have been spotted yesterday or Tuesday. TILX tank car.

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby b&m 1566 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:41 pm

Is Houghton Chemical moving to a new location, or going out of business?
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:07 pm

b&m 1566 wrote:Is Houghton Chemical moving to a new location, or going out of business?


No, staying there as much as I know but the yard os going to Harvard and the contract with CSX is up, I think it was all part of a deal with recompense to Houghton so Harvard could develop and the Pike be straightened.

Spotted the last delivery and another big B721 tonight:
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:22 pm

B721 left several gondolas too on track to Houghton. For dirt pick up?
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:06 pm

Probably excess empties for Everett. They have been bringing in a ton of cars lately - 20 empties last
Sunday...another 20 today.

These could be for scrap rail though.

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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby Area4 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:15 pm

Noticed the single tank car is gone from Houghton so that's the last delivery?
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Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:28 am

Yep, that was it. A friend says the track leading to it has already been torn up.

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