"Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:18 pm

newpylong wrote:I was sent a picture of a washout in Leeds, Me showing a complete loss of roadbed 25 feet t deep and probably 30 wide. The tracks are suspended in the air. I don't know if this is on the Rumford or Mainline.
They might as well wait till middle of next week to attempt a repair. NOAA's latest storm track for Joaquin has it at tropical storm force with cone centered on the mouth of the Connecticut River by Tuesday morning: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphic ... e#contents" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

Maine's getting supersoaked again even if it fizzles or banks east.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by newpylong » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:23 pm

Leeds.
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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by KSmitty » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:55 pm

Yeah, they've been busy today. I've seen a couple of those bad ass rotary dumps headed that way, and a couple of those site light trailers, a bunch of track cars, a welder, etc, etc...Looks like an all nighter and then some for the boys in the track department.

Washouts elsewhere too, and this isn't the worst. NBSR reportedly lost a bridge just east of McAdam...

Certainly an expensive week, and its not going to get any better is Joaquin hits us...

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by KSmitty » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:11 pm

Drove through a bit ago. Looks like the following is happening out at Cressey.

Couple of contractors are hauling in fill in big 18YD wheelers. They are dumping it basically in 1 lane of the road. Pan Am bucket loader is filling up the rotary dump wheelers Pan Am has out there which are shuttling it out to the above mentioned hole. Flat bed with crane is there, empty but they came down with a big culvert. I counted 6 3/4 or 1 ton trucks with globes on the door as well, and a correspondingly large amount of vests and hardhats. Quite an army of people and machines. They should make short work of the structural repairs. Then it will be up to the track department to get it aligned, tamped, etc...

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by doublestack » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:25 am

In this new video below, does anyone have a clue why this "westbound" Pan Am, NMWA has so many "empty" centerbeam flats heading west/south instead of north/east back to the mills?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Gju3bLyN0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Video by, MaineRailFanner
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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by BM6569 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:22 am

There were 50 or so in storage up but NMJ that recently left on a NMWA

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by KSmitty » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:01 pm

A dip blue and a big G with a a handful of ballast cars is out on the Leeds washout now. Still a bunch of people there, but with the exception of a bucket loader its all 3/4 tons and passenger cars. They walked WAPO over the washout site around noon today. Line is "open" but I'm sure there will be more work or a 5mph speedo.

They've also got Right plugged up with boxes, I assume the mills on the branch don't want them and they need space elsewhere. Wonder if things get bad enough on the branch if we'll see them stored at Stricklands?

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by S1f3432 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:33 pm

Stricklands is out of the way but not real convenient with the switch gone on the Rumford end.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by 690 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:23 pm

Stricklands is mostly torn up now.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by KSmitty » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:36 pm

Here is the washout in Winn, today 10/10/2015. Between 5-10' deep, about 25' wide. Worse on the river side than the road side. They have nearly 40 cars of Keag's at NMJ, be interesting to see if/when they get this patched up...The road is the east end of Main St in Winn.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by carchecker » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:04 am

The first NB Southern train to Saint John in almost two weeks left McAdam Yard today at 1220 ADT. The washouts are finally repaired.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by hh660 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:41 pm

Thursday, 2:37 pm, an eastbound train just passed the Mountain Branch heading for Brunswick with 3 cylindrical hoppers and six tall gondolas (empty)
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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by Mikejf » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:34 pm

Recieved word that it is now 25 through Auburn and Lewiston, even across the bridge. That must be exciting.

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by CN9634 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:37 pm

Most of district 1 is 25 as of this second (excluding east of CPF 107 and sidings)

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Re: "Up North" Gawking (District 1 sightings)

Post by gokeefe » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:42 pm

I have noticed that lately the tracks in the Winthrop area (still) look about as good as they ever have and that MoW forces have continued to be regulars in the area in a fashion I can't remember in the past.
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