Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Per another report there has been one fatality, a 88 year old man was plowing a road per the news article when the tractor was struck by the train. Definitely not a good week for Vermont Rail System, and my prayers are with the family.
https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/ ... 1740938459

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Accident is near Fairlee Motel, train was stopped between there and Gray's Field as of 20:00. Unit is definitely 307. Plenty of State Police personnel on site, as well as at least one VRS rig.

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Per the report the man was on a John Deere 1023E tractor, which is what is classified as a subcompact tractor which is about as tall as the pilot on a locomotive.

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307 didn't move Friday for some reason. I passed NPWJ on I-91 as they were picking up empties. They arrived in WRJ at 16:15 with 204 and 27 cars. After leaving Lebanon yesterday, drove over the South Yard on I-89. Looks to be close to 20 cars ready to go north.
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After being off the grid for a few days, it's been nice to see that the last three days have been one-way, two unit trains of 15 cars or more.

Monday's photo of WJNP taken by Chuck Killian at Inwood:
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431 is in ED, having arrived a few hours ago on BFED. Sounds like a trip to the doctor for cosmetic repairs from the accident two weeks back.
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431 headed back home, on the consist for EDBF tonight.
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https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/b ... story.html

VRS stands to lose about 100 cars/month of Omya traffic as a result of this closure.
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What type of paper did that mill make? With brown paper shopping bags making a comeback and the overall movement to do away with plastic in a lot of different products, I would imagine paper production will start to see and uptick.
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Yes but a mill making paper bags wouldn't need calcium carbonate.

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WJNP with 11 cars through Passumpsic at 1445
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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Vermont Railway must have had a derailment recently. Three damaged lpg cars strapped on on long flats on the siding by the Arlington station.

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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Those cars are from a derailment in Hoosick NY back in January of this year.
I do not know where they have been kept for the last nearly six months.

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There will be a speeder excursion on the VRS on Saturday and Sunday July 13 and 14. Set on in White River Junction late Friday afternoon and depart Saturday around 8:00 AM for Newport with late afternoon arrival and tie up downtown. Depart Newport Sunday morning around 8:00 AM with arrival in WRJ in early afternoon. Fifty speeders and some hi-rails expected.

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Re: Vermont Rail System (VTR, GMRC, WACR, CLP, NYOG)

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well those cars weren't in arlington 4 weeks ago.

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