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by fogg1703
Sat May 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion
Replies: 380
Views: 86097

Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

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 t...
by fogg1703
Wed May 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Cape Cod Branch Connector
Replies: 119
Views: 26595

Re: Cape Cod Branch Connector

Looks like the boys in Mansfield had an afternoon with those UCRTS cars.....

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by fogg1703
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Central Maine & Quebec Railway (formerly Montreal, Maine & Atlantic / Bangor & Aroostook)
Topic: BAR switching power
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

Re: BAR switching power

The only info I have in regards to when F3B 600B-603B were sold to the PRR was sometime before 1958. As for the P&LE SW-9's: According to George Melvin's excellent book BAR in Color Volume 2 a direct quote from Walter Travis, then Asst Executive Vice president said "We're working at the leasing busi...
by fogg1703
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Boston: New mechanical reefer customer?
Replies: 6
Views: 3219

Re: Boston: New mechanical reefer customer?

As an update, a jumbo BNSF reefer spotted at Maritime International.
by fogg1703
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Central Maine & Quebec Railway (formerly Montreal, Maine & Atlantic / Bangor & Aroostook)
Topic: CMQ/VRS Run Through
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: CMQ/VRS Run Through

Is the goal not to get NBSR (Irving) bridge traffic to NS? Its a pretty trivial endeavor for the usual 20 lumber loads headed for central New England reloads and a smattering of grain/feed cars that the CMQ/WACR generate now. So if CMQ/VRS/PAS can land a load in EDFLD 18-24 hours shorter than PAR/PA...
by fogg1703
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Final Customers - Boston Area
Replies: 163
Views: 34423

Re: Final Customers - Boston Area

There was a recent rumor.....however this has been rumored for years now.
by fogg1703
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Cape Cod Branch Connector
Replies: 119
Views: 26595

Re: Cape Cod Branch Connector

I've talked to him about sending MSW to other landfills (Tunnel Hill in particular) and the biggest hurdle is the coverings needed for the cars. He would need to provide some kind of containment for the tops of the cars (not a problem with the MC cars as they already have lids). It's not like he ca...
by fogg1703
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX In Boston Area
Replies: 32
Views: 10990

Re: CSX In Boston Area

I applaud the crews involved and the Mansfield police officer for handling the situation in a professional manner.
by fogg1703
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Central Maine & Quebec Railway (formerly Montreal, Maine & Atlantic / Bangor & Aroostook)
Topic: CMQ/VRS Run Through
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: CMQ/VRS Run Through

Thanks. I'd imagine this routing could shave a good chunk of time off a straight PAR routing. Say 48 hours BJCT to WRJ (or less) as opposed to 48 hours on PAR from Keag to Rigby. Looks like some high cubes from NBSR mixed in as well. Good news here.
by fogg1703
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Central Maine & Quebec Railway (formerly Montreal, Maine & Atlantic / Bangor & Aroostook)
Topic: CMQ/VRS Run Through
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

CMQ/VRS Run Through

With the recent test of a CMQ/VRS run through train between Farhnam QC and White River Junction Vt, is the plan to run the power straight through or will a power swap still occur in Newport? Curious if a single crew can make the trip between terminals?
by fogg1703
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion
Replies: 380
Views: 86097

Re: Mass Coastal Railroad (MC) Discussion

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?
by fogg1703
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Boston: New mechanical reefer customer?
Replies: 6
Views: 3219

Re: Boston: New mechanical reefer customer?

BostonUrbEx wrote:ABEX doesn't get reefers
I stand corrected. Insulated boxcars only right?

I haven't seen a car at PFS since Eimskip left for Portland. Glad they are still getting cars.

Thanks for the updates
by fogg1703
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Boston: New mechanical reefer customer?
Replies: 6
Views: 3219

Re: Boston: New mechanical reefer customer?

As a follow up there are a number of customers who take reefers in Eastern Mass.
Taunton
Agar
Americold
NE Refrigerated Terminals (MC Customer)

New Bedford
Sid Wainer
Maritime International

Readville
ABEX (former Stop & Shop)

Boston
Americold

Everett
New England Produce
by fogg1703
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX In Boston Area
Replies: 32
Views: 10990

Re: CSX In Boston Area

When was the last move at Burke? Sad to hear that may be the end for the Randolph IT. Probably a year ago. They rehabbed their double track siding as well as the switch and then nothing. Thought it might have been the rickety bridge over the Cochato River, however B729 has been storing gons (someti...
by fogg1703
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX In Boston Area
Replies: 32
Views: 10990

Re: CSX In Boston Area

DSA (Foxboro Terminal) is the lilkely culprit. They have several large contracts and recently were getting upwards of 275 cars/month. Almost all boxes. Unfortunately it appears Tighe Mansfield has been quiet, although Advanced Warehouse has been a steady boxcar customer. There is no boxcar left traf...

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