If you're not doing anything on May 8...

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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If you're not doing anything on May 8...

Post by johnpbarlow » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:01 am

MANCHESTER, NH – June Trisciani was happy to hear that the city has finally made contact with Pan Am Railways about the mounting trash problems along the railroad tracks. The view from her business in the millyard has been bothering her for more than a year.

The problem has been that the railroad tracks and adjoining land are owned by Pan Am, not the city. So folks like Trisciani, who’ve asked the city to do something about it have been told their hands are tied.

In early April Trisciani noticed evidence that people had again been sleeping along the tracks, and deduced that it was only a matter of time before people would start returning to camp along the tracks, once the spring foliage created a visual barrier. Sure enough, by mid-April there were two tents pitched along the tracks.
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On April 25, Robert Murphy, of the Boston & Maine Railroad Police Department, confirmed that Pan Am and the city were cooperating to schedule a clean-up on May 8 at 8 a.m., and that the city was going to provide dump trucks and some manpower. Most of the work will rely on volunteers, including members of Manchester Connects, All Hands In, and Neighbor Works Southern New Hampshire, to reduce the cost of city laborers.
https://manchesterinklink.com/finally-c ... -property/

And Lowell is having a similar experience with trackside homeless camps:
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/c ... lives-edge

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Re: If you're not doing anything on May 8...

Post by BowdoinStation » Wed May 01, 2019 10:20 am

I think that's a splendid idea ! Cleaning up around the tracks in Concord wouldn't be a bad idea either. The first views people see of Concord are that of the garbage piles and the overgrown brush on railroad property next to I-93.

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Re: If you're not doing anything on May 8...

Post by NRGeep » Thu May 02, 2019 9:38 am

Perhaps the homeless folks can take part in the cleanup.

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Re: If you're not doing anything on May 8...

Post by johnpbarlow » Thu May 09, 2019 4:46 am

Manchester trash clean-up along PAR tracks deemed a success: https://manchesterinklink.com/workin-on ... a-success/

But now Bangor, ME is kvetching about trash along PAR tracks pointing finger at PAR as being responsible for the clean-up: https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Bangor ... 63831.html

Bangor should adopt Manchester's approach as a community responsibility.

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Re: If you're not doing anything on May 8...

Post by 690 » Thu May 09, 2019 12:11 pm

Should do what they did a few years ago, and clearcut all the trees and brush. No "shelter" means there will be a lot less people hanging around there. Same goes for the homeless encampments all along the ROW from Tewksbury to North Chelmsford. If there's no where for the homeless to hide out, then you'll see far less of them hanging around and dumping trash everywhere.

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