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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby fogg1703 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:31 am

With the Sakonnet River Bridge dismantle well under way and the barges unloading in Fall River, any chance Excel or Mid-City will be increasing outbound scrap loads?
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Fri May 04, 2018 8:56 am

Mass Coastal doing tie replacement on the South Dennis Secondary line to the Yarmouth transfer station

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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby SOCO11 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:54 pm

I was in Fall River today and I saw there is a construction staging area right next to tracks by Saltine Warrior. There was no signage yet. Is this track rebuild prep?
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby fogg1703 » Sat May 12, 2018 1:30 pm

fogg1703 wrote:The new C&D operation is a subsidiary of G Lopes Construction/NE Recycling called Future Fuels. With the new trackage they have built (1 interior loading track and two exterior storage tracks) I would assume they are in need of a track mobile to shuffle cars when they open. Wonder if MC could get the rights to switch Myles Standish Industrial Park from CSX to see if they could win back some former rail shippers with increased service. As it stands I think only the Americold siding is being used. Could keep an MC switcher busy all day just switching Taunton area industries.


As an update, saw a Track Mobile pushing around about a dozen loaded C&D cars at the new Lopes operation on Prince Henry Dr in Taunton this past week. Cars were spotted down near Fremont St and near the end of the spur by Americold. Can a non CSX (MC or Lopes) employee operate a Track Mobile on CSX track as they had to run the length of the line into Myles Standish Industrial Park to pick up empties near Fremont St. No markings on the Track Mobile, could this be the one MC was using on Dean St for Excel scrap loads last year?
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby SOCO11 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 am

SOCO11 wrote:I was in Fall River today and I saw there is a construction staging area right next to tracks by Saltine Warrior. There was no signage yet. Is this track rebuild prep?


Disappointing - it is staging for a large sewer main project
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