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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:59 pm

I'm in Boston for the next week and took a ride by Readville today and saw the fewest amount of cars in the yard I've ever seen. Is this just a rare occurrence and because I went to visit on a Saturday? Or has this been a regular thing?

Where is the Lumber coming from? I still don't understand where these cars are coming from and why they make it to Readville just to end up back in Framingham. Not any of these go to Boston anymore, correct?
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby QB 52.32 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:37 am

I think Readville is holding its own with new business to the old Stop & Shop DC starting up during the past few months. Home Depot's distribution center in Norwood receives lumber on centerbeam flatcars originating from the US & Canadian west, the southeast and eastern Canaada as well as lumber/products and plywood in boxcars, too, via Readville.
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:43 pm

How about Cohenno and Trask on the Stoughton branch? Are they still receiving rail?
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby Tracer » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:16 pm

AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer wrote:How about Cohenno and Trask on the Stoughton branch? Are they still receiving rail?


I believe only cohenno, there is a boxcar spotted there right now(1/14/19).
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby CSX Engineer 98 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:02 pm

Tracer wrote:
AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer wrote:How about Cohenno and Trask on the Stoughton branch? Are they still receiving rail?


I believe only cohenno, there is a boxcar spotted there right now(1/14/19).


Correct Cohenno is the only customer that is receiving cars on the stoughton branch. Things are slow this time of year but picks up soon.
Good new is now that Foxboro terminal is closing only receiving wine cars. The beer contract has split to several distribution centers, one of them ABEX (old stop&shop) out behind Readville is now receiving a part of Foxboro Terminal beer contract they are getting 2 switches a day from B710 if the cars are available.

Home Depot is slow also getting a switch daily

Local B710 will be going on duty in Readville at 5:00am in the next couple weeks
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby John Smythe » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:23 pm

You are correct about Coheno Lumber in Stoughton, Mass. Although there are a few other sidings along that line that begins at Canton Jctn , and South into downtown Stoughton only the lumber yard is active. Over a decade ago there was a run away lumber car that got loose from the lumber yard siding & traveled downgrade several miles towards Canton before a MBTA train came face to face with it. Cab signals alerted the engineer that something was on the line ahead of him and was able to slow his train & reverse it before a major crash took place. The problem was due to lack of a de-rail device being in place on the siding.
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21 pm

John Smythe wrote:You are correct about Coheno Lumber in Stoughton, Mass. Although there are a few other sidings along that line that begins at Canton Jctn , and South into downtown Stoughton only the lumber yard is active. Over a decade ago there was a run away lumber car that got loose from the lumber yard siding & traveled downgrade several miles towards Canton before a MBTA train came face to face with it. Cab signals alerted the engineer that something was on the line ahead of him and was able to slow his train & reverse it before a major crash took place. The problem was due to lack of a de-rail device being in place on the siding.
John, I'm sorry but your info right regarding the runaway flat isn't 100%. 1) Ronnie (The T engineer) was already stopped at RTE128 when this went down. 2) Due to ACSES, he was unable to reverse to try to soften the hit as he got a penalty of the brakes. 3) The problem was due to a new employee at Cohenno moving the flatcar with a forklift to clear the driveway. This practice was done regularly but the car was always guided the opposite direction of the main line because it was downhill into their building, and also to avoid something like the runaway from happening. Unfortunately, that day the regular guy Marty was not working and someone new moved the car the wrong way. There was a derail there, but it was an older flop style derail and with the bulkhead flat weighing about 120tons, it just rolled right over it.


Regarding the first siding at Canton Center, that was formerly PLymouth Rubber, which ceased rail activity in about 2003 or so. Last I heard, Keolis track department occasionally uses it for track cars. Other than that the siding is unused. The only other breaks in the iron are Cohenno & Warren Trask.
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:24 pm

Btw, from what I understand, there are no longer any customers downtown, so CSXT has no reason to go east on the Dorchester Branch. Last I heard the only customer at RTE128 was Home Depot......and the old Stop & Shop is getting some boxcars of wine. Perhaps CSX Engineer98 can bring us more up to date. It's sad seeing Readville so dead, but at least it's still trying to hang on. More painful is Beacon Park. :(
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:48 pm

MS Walker moved from Somerville to the S&S plant, so there should be tank cars going into that place too.

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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby roberttosh » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:34 pm

Does Americold at South Bay still get cars?
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:07 am

roberttosh wrote:Does Americold at South Bay still get cars?


yes, there are 3 freezer cars there currently as we speak.

Also, as to the runaway boxcar incident, this accident occurred just East of Canton Junction, not at the Route. ACSES did put him into a hit when he put the reverser into the Reverse position, that movement of the reverser needs to be acknowledged almost immediate. The locomotive in the incident was the 1030
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby Narrowgauger » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:17 pm

In a strange turn of events I took a ride through the yard Friday. There were 37 boxcars, 3 tank cars and 14 bulkhead flats (all loads) For ages there were about 12-18 cars at any one time. This was quite a shock as 4 tracks were loaded with cars. Nice sight indeed!
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:18 pm

Narrowgauger wrote:In a strange turn of events I took a ride through the yard Friday. There were 37 boxcars, 3 tank cars and 14 bulkhead flats (all loads) For ages there were about 12-18 cars at any one time. This was quite a shock as 4 tracks were loaded with cars. Nice sight indeed!

Trespassing and then anooonouncing it on the internet. Good job. :P
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:15 pm

^^^^ The yard is plenty easy to see from the street and other public spots. Like the Readville platform. Idiot. Also anytime I'm in Boston/MA in general. I usually drive through the yard to check it out. Nobody cares.
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Re: CSX Readville, MA

Postby Narrowgauger » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:27 pm

AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer wrote:
Narrowgauger wrote:In a strange turn of events I took a ride through the yard Friday. There were 37 boxcars, 3 tank cars and 14 bulkhead flats (all loads) For ages there were about 12-18 cars at any one time. This was quite a shock as 4 tracks were loaded with cars. Nice sight indeed!

Trespassing and then announcing it on the internet. Good job. :P


Ive been going there since the days of the New Haven. I lived across from the yard. For decades I have stopped and chat with employee and police alike for years. I have saved the rr thousands reporting looters and problems. They have taken my kids for cab rides bake and forth in the yard. You should try minding your own business. People who open their mouth trying to look cool usually look like idiots.
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