Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

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johnpbarlow
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Post by johnpbarlow » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:53 am

Here's a provocative photo taken 11/13/19 at G&U's Hopedale Yard by Edward Freedman.

http://photos.greatrails.net/showpic/?p ... toindex=-1

Anyone know what this Railrunner bogie/chassis business is - perhaps more dirty dirt is being loaded by G&U for export out of state? Presumably these containers were delivered to G&U via CSX interchange?

https://railrunner.com/terminal-anywhere-solution/

bostontrainguy
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Post by bostontrainguy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:29 am

Yeah, I was really surprised to see that. I thought Railrunner was pretty much a dead concept. It is a local Massachusetts company so maybe Delli Priscoli is working with them and sees some potential there? This will be interesting to watch. I always thought the Roadrailer concept was a viable product although the equipment did need an improved updated version I've been told.

The G&U is full of surprises.
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Douglasphil
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Post by Douglasphil » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:36 am

Very interesting photo . I wonder what was up ? Possible sales demo video/photo op. I am pretty sure that we won't be seeing those out on CSX's B&A any time soon.

tonyschul
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Post by tonyschul » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:22 pm

I assumed that was how they got there, over the B & A. Am I wrong?

Douglasphil
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Post by Douglasphil » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:00 pm

I would guess trucked in on lowboys. They were not seen in Framingham and would have been quite conspicuous , and needed special handling.

craven
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Post by craven » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:49 am

Stopped by the Hopedale row Sunday, 11/24. Not much happening.. still messing with the new connections in the yard, Ties laid out waiting for rail.

Empty storage cars parked up to the bridge. No new construction from the bridge to Green street.

Nothing happening on the Franklin CSX connection in Milford.

Looks like the season for expansion is done. Hopefully connections will be made in 2020.

johnpbarlow
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Re: Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

Post by johnpbarlow » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:37 am

A smart looking new sign has recently been erected on rte 16 identifying the driveway that accesses G&U's transload facility. But it looks any further progress on Hopedale yard track construction is on hold at least until the snow melts?
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