Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

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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Jedijk88
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by Jedijk88 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:22 am

New customer in Lawrence MA - inbound flour cars?

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=4&key2=

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by jaymac » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:50 am

I'm guessing packaging materials Flour is more likely in covered hoppers. Their Chelsea operation is right by the Eastern, but -- if I'm reading GEarth right -- they don't have service. Mebbe by truck from Ardent?
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by 690 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:11 pm

Probably boxcars, we get sealed plug door boxcars of flour already. Filled with phosphene gas to keep the critters out.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by Rockingham Racer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:00 pm

Jedijk88 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:22 am
New customer in Lawrence MA - inbound flour cars?

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=4&key2=

JSB Industries Muffintown. So I imagine flour cars is a good assumption.

Dick H
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by Dick H » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:42 pm

From the Portland Press Herald. Jay Paper Mill Being Sold.
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/11/12/ ... 0-million/

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:13 am

atholrail wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Possible new customer in Ayer at the old Ford yard. Apparently there was already a 5 pack of double stacked wells loaded with garbage at Ayer, that went west on ED9. The old yard has been cleaned out and brush cut. I'm hearing potential for more than just garbage also.
Here are a couple of iPhone photos taken of the recently cleared ex-CSX autorack yard at Ayer - two of the three tracks shown (there are 5 tracks in the yard per the Google Earth aerial of June 2019) look usable. Perhaps the trailer will be a yard office?
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MECFAN
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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by MECFAN » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:03 am

How long has this place been shut down, I can't remember.

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Re: Potential PAR/PAS Traffic Growth

Post by newpylong » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:05 pm

I think it closed while I was still there ~2006.

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