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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby CSX Engineer 98 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:05 pm

We could be losing the Walpole job B735 that services the Franklin Branch as the beer that Foxboro Terminal was receiving is now going to readville and spotted over at ABEX. ABEX purchased a Rail King from the T to spot their own cars at the doors and platform. ABEX goal will be 12 cars a day
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby johnpbarlow » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:59 am

Thanks for that info. The Ardagh Group bottle manufacturer in MIlford, which I thought was a rail customer (and the only one in Milford proper), closed up shop this past spring.
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby Tracer » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:23 pm

CSX Engineer 98 wrote:We could be losing the Walpole job B735 that services the Franklin Branch as the beer that Foxboro Terminal was receiving is now going to readville and spotted over at ABEX. ABEX purchased a Rail King from the T to spot their own cars at the doors and platform. ABEX goal will be 12 cars a day


Is beer the only thing going to foxboro terminals? Thank you.
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby CSX Engineer 98 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:51 pm

Tracer wrote:
CSX Engineer 98 wrote:We could be losing the Walpole job B735 that services the Franklin Branch as the beer that Foxboro Terminal was receiving is now going to readville and spotted over at ABEX. ABEX purchased a Rail King from the T to spot their own cars at the doors and platform. ABEX goal will be 12 cars a day


Is beer the only thing going to foxboro terminals? Thank you.


Foxboro Terminal is only getting Wine as of now how long that will last IDK.
At another time the used to get other loads like boxcars of kitty litter...
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Re: Franklin/Milford Branch

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:22 am

Visited the north end of the MBTA-owned line at Milford, MA on Thursday 1/17/19 and saw that the MBTA has installed a new turnout about halfway between Depot St and S Cedar St (the crossing in the distance. Formerly the old turnout stub that used to connect to G&U was 50-100 yards south of S Cedar St where the red "oval" is. Switch stand has yet to be installed for the new switch and the narrowness of the RoW here suggests a track coming off the turnout will parallel the existing track for maybe a 100 yards. The question is what is going on here - is this the new connection for a G&U build-out from Hopedale to Milford to service Garelick Farms and BlueLinx Building Supplies? We'll have to wait and see...
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