Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Post by roberttosh » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:37 am

ND Paper just announced another round of major upgrades coming to their Rumford mill, which is right on the heels of their earlier upgrades. Great news for the mill, the town and Pan Am.

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Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Post by gokeefe » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:17 pm

The announcement covered the schedule for the previously discussed upgrades. Pretty hard to spend $111,000,000 in just six months when you're actually building something real. :-D
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Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Post by roberttosh » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:01 pm

So this is the same upgrade that was announced back in 2018? The article doesn’t seem very clear on that...

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Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Post by gokeefe » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:45 pm

It is ... And now the construction schedules and more exact details for each machine are being made public.
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Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Post by gokeefe » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:49 pm

Notice that per the company press release all existing production will be consolidated onto R15 and R10. R12 will be converted to a new product line. By "all existing production" they are talking in terms of tons not merely capabilities. R10 and R15 are receiving upgrades that will allow them to produce more. So ... Two machines will make the same amount as three currently do. Furthermore R12 will make something new and have it's own production volume. Go ahead and do the math in your head on what this means for rail requirements ...
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Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Post by pnolette » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:24 pm

It would depend on how much would end up going by rail..
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Re: Rumford Branch, RUPO / PORU

Post by Mikejf » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:25 am

From the Lewiston Sun Journal

https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/10/10/d ... ore-falls/

LIVERMORE FALLS — Bridge Street, which is also Route 4, will be closed to through traffic two days next week while crews repair the railroad crossing.

Through traffic will be detoured to the Crash Road in Livermore and Jay.

Local traffic, excluding heavy trucks, will be able to use Water Street to get to and from Route 4. Water Street goes between the Bank Building and another business block on Main Street.

Pan Am Railways and Maine Department of Transportation crews will begin work early Thursday morning, Oct. 17, and continue Friday, Oct. 18, until it’s done, according to MDOT spokesman Paul Merrill.

Bridge Street carries traffic over the Androscoggin River

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