B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by BostonUrbEx » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:52 pm

Are the plans to open up Kenebunk Station as a Downeaster stop still active? I'm guessing it isn't happening this year as suspected.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:29 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Are the plans to open up Kenebunk Station as a Downeaster stop still active? I'm guessing it isn't happening this year as suspected.
All I's/T's crossed and dotted for construction, but the grant funding is time-sensitive with checks not formally allowed to be cut until next fiscal year. Since it's going to be a seasonal stop like Old Orchard Beach, whether it goes live for '17 or '18 depends how close they get to nailing start of 2017 summer season (i.e. at-worst they can maybe miss Memorial Day, but if 7/4/17 isn't solid then they probably just hold off on opening until full-season 2018).

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Dick H » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:17 pm

SEPO was east through Dover 6/14 at 5:15PM with 3 CSX locos,
50 Eimskip containers on the head end and 48 general freight.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by WN&P » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:56 am

POED through Dover last night at 9:00 with 21 eimskips on the tail end.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by CN9634 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:08 am

Can we get a recount on the containers? Sure it was 21? Also, were all Eimskip and /or 40ft?

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by strangelyamused » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:28 am

i didnt actually count, but i can attest that there were quite a lot of containers on that train at the tail end. 21 seems pretty reasonable.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by 690 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:19 pm

Can't get 21 containers unless they're running seven three pack spines, or an individual flat/well in addition to the usual five packs. Poland Springs is using five pack spines exclusively, and the test three pack Verso tried out hasn't resulted in any more yet, afaik. So for now, 21 containers won't be happening.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by WN&P » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:04 pm

Who would have thought you could mess up a count on a moving train

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Mikejf » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:33 pm

You can get any number of containers you want. Not all wells have to be full. I have seen several trains with one or two containers per 5pack

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by BostonUrbEx » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:49 pm

There were 20 containers.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by CN9634 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:56 pm

Not to be not picky and sorry for causing trouble... In this instance, anything not divisible by 5 for a container count is significant as it indicates there might be something extra or new to the intermodal service. Poland Spring is only running 5 packs from either WTVL or Portland... On Monday you'll see POED with 20 (no Portland's on Monday but the 20 from the night before in WTVL will have just arrived at Rigby)

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by WN&P » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:42 pm

NBPO through Durham/Dover area right now, 4:30 pm

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by BostonUrbEx » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:55 pm

It is now BFPO, there has been a change in operating patterns.

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by WN&P » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:37 am

Does anyone know what was going on with POED last night? It stopped in Dover with the locos about 100 yards east of the arch street underpass and sat for over an hour, blocking both grade crossings downtown. With the added traffic and all the Pokemon Go players, downtown Dover was a flurry of activity last night. I wonder what the consequences for amtrak riders were

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Re: B&M Gawking (District 2 Sightings)

Post by Dick H » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:45 am

POED had a broken air hose. Crew was unable to find a wrench.
I do not know how the wrench situation was resolved, but #687
was two hours, seven minutes late into Dover. 30 minutes of that
delay was leaving Boston, as #686 was late arriving in Boston, due
to the heat restriction of 40 MPH on PAR.

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