B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Dick H » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:50 am

MBTA Haverhill Bridge work this weekend, 10/8, 10/9.
PAR District #2 should be very quiet, other than possibly
positioning trains at east and west of the bridge for an
early Monday departure.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Z31SPL » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:25 pm

A freight passed under the Rt 107a bridge in East Kingston about 15 mins ago heading west. 3 new blues and a Guilford and all Empskip containers

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Rockingham Racer » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:30 am

I hear that that's WAAY.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Z31SPL » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:32 am

Rockingham Racer wrote:I hear that that's WAAY.
Maybe someday it will be twice as long and double stacked. One can dream :-D

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Z31SPL » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:58 pm

Stopped at dunks, then drove over to my local crossing in East Kingston to eat... As I rolled up the signal was already illuminated and I could hear horns in the distance. A few moments later an empty Poland Springs Express came rumbling into view. Perfect timing on this wet Sunday :-) Full size pics here http://imgur.com/a/sLC5y

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by NHV 669 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:47 pm

AYWA with 519 & 3109, and by my count 65 water containers north through Atkinson yesterday as posted by Hayden McSwiggin's video to the PAR Railfans Facebook page. I know this trip is returning empties, but it seems these trains are starting to stretch out ever so slightly.
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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by gokeefe » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:04 pm

What's really new about this is that the trains are now running "containers only" and no manifest freight at all. It will be interesting to see if that trend holds.
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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Z31SPL » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:47 pm

Ex-csx 7517 idling just north or Lawrence station in front of a consist of mixed freight as I type this.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Hux » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:02 pm

Missed what was on the head end but a very long train boogied through Madbury heading east at 8:30 this morning.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by MEC407 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:48 pm

Video by drc930:

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by eustis22 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:01 am

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... ex=2&key2=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What is DO? Dover?

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by 690 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:11 pm

Correct.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by eustis22 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:01 am

Ok, then my question would be why would a Dover train need to go north of portsmouth (scarborough) to get to portsmouth?

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by MECFAN » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:55 am

DO-1 / 2 originates out of Portland and heads west to work Dover / Rockingham Junction and then to Portsmouth and returns to Portland.
Same crew can also go east as far as Brunswick sometimes.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:44 am

MECFAN wrote:DO-1 / 2 originates out of Portland and heads west to work Dover / Rockingham Junction and then to Portsmouth and returns to Portland.
Same crew can also go east as far as Brunswick sometimes.
Interesting then that they call it a "DO" job instead of a "PO" job. Legacy bulletin cruft from when Dover Yard was a point-of-origin?

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