B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by GP40MC1118 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 pm

They must have set the detector off at MP213.5 (Saco/Biddeford). Don't see any siding at Kennebunk. Probably set it off at Saco.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by pnolette » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:30 pm

They set off the car at AR on the old Eastern.Apparently it was a 5-pack spine set on the rear.That's why it took so long.
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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by 690 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:07 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:They must have set the detector off at MP213.5 (Saco/Biddeford). Don't see any siding at Kennebunk. Probably set it off at Saco.

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That's because there isn't anywhere to set out a car in Kennebunk. If it was POAY, unless the car was pretty bad, it's more likely that it was set off in Wells, otherwise you're looking at a pretty lengthy shove to put it in at AR.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by pnolette » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:09 pm

I watched them to the shove to AR.Like you said it was a long shove.
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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by BostonUrbEx » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:58 pm

Hux wrote:MEC 514 through Wilmington with a starter model railroad consist of a box, low gon, tank and bulkhead flat of lumber. Headed inbound off the Wildcat towards the big city.
Hmm, mainline runaround at Anderson and then go up to the shop? No one down in Boston gets bulkhead flats of lumber.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Tom M » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:18 pm

Passing through Dover, yesterday's (Tuesday, July 9) AYPO had some interesting cars in the consist. I think they were behind the Eimskips. There were a couple of long tanks, similar in size to a standard LPG car, with a short, stubby tank car in between. All were black with dark red ends, and displayed Dow Chemical logos toward the right end. There was another unfamiliar logo toward the left end that I couldn't make out from a distance. Following the tanks were a couple of other unusual cars with Dow logos that looked like they might be carrying some sort of testing or cleanup equipment. I wasn't in position and prepared for photos and hope someone else got a better look.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Dick H » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:10 pm

Thanks to Hayden Logan for this photo of the CSX "safety train" equipment on PAR AYPO at Haverhill on 7/9.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Tom M » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 pm

Aha! Thanks!

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by PT1101 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:50 am

The CSX Safety Train equipment is parked on the turntable lead at Rigby. Unable to see how many cars are there. It looks as though the west end of Lawrence Yard is getting a few switch panels replaced. Lots of new ballast has been dropped and various track equipment is staged throughout the yard. Not sure if they're going to remove a track or two to improve on clearances between the tracks, or if it's just a straight switch for switch swap.

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