Bay Colony Millis Line

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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WHOA!!! HUH?!?!
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BCLR Millis state rail plan pg 35.PNG
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https://www.mass.gov/doc/final-state-ra ... 8/download
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Doesn’t mean anything, that is old info. Once GAF shut down a few years ago, BCLR stop serving the Millis line. However Tresca Bros started receiving shipments again, and that brought a little life back to the line. Now however, it’s not looking good for the Millis Line, the last shipment being close to a year ago.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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I thought the ROW was owned by MassDOT.. It appears I'm wrong..
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I wonder if it's the same person listed here: https://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/cast/20689/

The Conrail FSP seems to say nothing about the Dover Secondary Track west of Medfield JCT. (MP 7.3) either..
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ADDENDUM TO ABOVE

According to OLIVER, MassDOT owns the ROW from the Charles River easterly. Harkey owns from the river westerly.
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Likely owned by the real estate company, http://www.paulharkey.com/home.asp

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The ROW is owned by Peter Harkey. The Real Estate Agency is a Paul Harkey. Any relation? I don't know.. It appears Peter has a brother; Robert Harkey, and they own Harkey's Wine & Spirits, along with their mother.
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Any updates? I believe the last shipment was in February of last year

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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Nope, G&U still doing the shipments for Tresca. This can’t be good for old 1701 though, I’m not sure where she’s parked at this point.

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Pretty sure its parked up at Island Rd/Environmental Drive

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I’ll head over tonight and see.

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Anybody know or care to speculate when the last time 1701 ran or what it may take to get it usably running after such a long idle period?
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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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The cooling system on the 1701 must be drained. So fill the radiator to start.

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MaineCoonCat wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:22 am
The ROW is owned by Peter Harkey. The Real Estate Agency is a Paul Harkey. Any relation? I don't know.. It appears Peter has a brother; Robert Harkey, and they own Harkey's Wine & Spirits, along with their mother.
Why on earth did they buy this ROW?

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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MaineCoonCat wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:21 pm
Anybody know or care to speculate when the last time 1701 ran or what it may take to get it usably running after such a long idle period?
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Probably last ran February 2019, the last time they shipped cars on the line.

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Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

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1701 is now outdated 92 day inspection,outdated Air Brakes due to lack of use.
Needs to go to a shop before use.
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