CSX Boston and Albany Line

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Re: CSX Boston and Albany Line

Postby Ironman » Thu May 17, 2018 7:18 am

Stp243 wrote:Looks like some signal work being done on the B&A east of Springfield. The old type G tri-lights are coming down and new modern signals are going up. Could see excavation work being done around the base of them at Athol Jct and the new towers are already standing (one with heads installed but turned away) where the double track slims to one before the Wilbraham town line along Verge St. Anyone know if how far east this is going?


All the way to Worcester. Scheduled for early 2019 PTC completion.
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Re: CSX Boston and Albany Line

Postby johnpbarlow » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:51 am

Interesting well illustrated article from 8/18/18 Saturday's Worcester Telegram:

http://www.telegram.com/news/20180818/tour-of-csx-intermodal-terminal-in-worcester-reveals-many-heavy-lifts

Highlights:

- Three trains arrive at the terminal each day
- We ship to 13 different destinations from here,” Ms. Oppedisano said, adding, “We go as far south as Winter Haven, Florida, as far west as Louisville, Cincinnati and the Ohio River Valley, and as far north as the New York and New Jersey ports
- The terminal averages 3,300 lifts a week.
- UPS is one of the terminal’s biggest customers, Ms. Oppedisano said. “We service the three major UPS facilities in this area: Worcester, Shrewsbury and the Chelmsford yard.”
- UPS freight doubles from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day, she said, the industry’s peak season. During those months, the yard is open 24/7.
- But...Mr. O’Connell worries that the state’s East-West rail plan for passenger service from Boston to Springfield could hinder some of the progress CSX has made in improving operations at its terminal here.
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Re: CSX Boston and Albany Line

Postby bostontrainguy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:48 pm

Got to add that you will soon be able to watch a baseball game and see some rail action when the Pawtucket Red Sox move to Worcester in a couple pf years.
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Re: CSX Boston and Albany Line

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:23 pm

It's about that time of year again,when the Lake Shore Ltd returns to NY Penn in Sept,will CSX start their seasonal trackwork blitz on the B&A,
Forcing the busing of 448/449 till late OCT??
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