Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

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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

https://www.facebook.com/MCRRMOW/posts/1676986679086449
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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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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:02 pm

Was on the Cape Cod Canal service road today and the Sagamore RR siding just past under the Sagamore bridge is being rebuilt with all new ties / ballast per the MassDOT 5 year capital investment plan. Also a new Cape Cod Central Railroad whistle stop at the Pairpoint Glass works in Sagamore was added recently for an addition to it's scenic tourist trains stops. See MassCoastal ROW page below for photo's / info on that.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MCRRMOW/pho ... e_internal
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:20 pm

Noticed today that Barlow's Landing RR crossing in Pocasset has fresh ties stacked next to crossing & area has been flagged by underground utilities. Looks like Mass Coastal ROW will be working on it soon !
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:46 am

Town of Bourne notice concerning Barlow's Landing road RR crossing replacement in Pocasset. Looking forward to a smooth ride over the Rails when they are done !


https://www.townofbourne.com/home/urgen ... c-starting
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby New Haven 1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:49 pm

Thought that you would like to know that your link doesn't appear to work.
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:56 pm

Thanks ! Here are updated articles on Barlow's RR Crossing work & Cape RR projects

http://www.jfwhite.com/projects-recentl ... tracts.htm


https://www.capenews.net/bourne/news/ba ... 6943e.html
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:14 pm

Barlow's Landing RR crossing replacement in Pocasset completed today & big improvement to travel over ! Was walking tracks leading up to crossing on both sides and RR ties are really in tough shape, time for some serious tie replacement for sure.
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Barlow's Landing Rd RR crossing completed
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:29 pm

Good article about UCRTS facility now renamed as Upper Cape Resource Recovery Facility on Joint Base Cape Cod. Read a photo comment on MassCoastal ROW site that the Falmouth secondary line tie / ballast replacement work is in the planning stages to be done, which is good news as the line is certainly in need of repair.

https://www.capenews.net/regional_news/ ... 35735.html
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Falmouth Secondary to Otis » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:39 am

Cape Cod Central Dinner Train will be departing North Falmouth,MA @ 5:30 PM this coming Friday 8/10/18 heading towards the Cape Cod Canal on the Falmouth Secondary. It will probably meet up with the Cape Flyer at Canal Junction and do a Canal crossing after the Flyer heads to Hyannis. Depending on the weather could get some good photo's.
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:53 pm

There's been word that IP was not renewed as the contract operator of Mass Central,who got the new contract as operator?
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Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:37 pm

Not sure if it was awarded. I heard something to effect that early 2019 is the new target date.

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