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  by craven
 
The article referenced is the ending of rail cars moving cement to the barges which ended December 2021.

There is another article on the Dragon website which states the existing rail cars need to be replaced in 2022. Don't know if that means they are waiting for new cars now or is there a phase in plan during the year.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
craven wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:14 pm The article referenced is the ending of rail cars moving cement to the barges which ended December 2021.
According to the article, the last planned shipment by barge from the South End marine terminal in Rockland departed on 13 January 2022. That would be 7 days after the delivery to Tresca.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Heard the cement cars were finally moved over to Medfield Jct late last week
  by MaineCoonCat
 
WOW! I wonder how much, if any, the demurrage was on that.. Was Tresca using them to store cement until they needed it?
  by craven
 
Stopped by to visit the 1701 today.

The cement cars stagged at Medfield Jct. are gone.
Island Road is empty of cars.
1701 is looking for work.
  by Who
 
Will this be the start of regular cement shipments to and from Rockland, ME?
  by GP40MC1118
 
Nope...BCLR 1701 started life as GP7. Bay Colony upgraded it to a GP9 later on. Originally DTSL GP7 50.
  by NHV 669
 
Who wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:37 am Will this be the start of regular cement shipments to and from Rockland, ME?
These were cars that left Thomaston three plus months ago. There are no more shipments via barge from Rockland, as stated above.
  by craven
 
Stopped by to visit the 1701 today. No cars at Island Rd. but the spur looks like it has been recently cleared of spring growth. Rail and a couple of bundles of ties remain at the switch on the Framingham secondary. Maybe something, maybe nothing.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Bay Colony has been doing trackwork, ditching on the Watuppa Branch in Dartmouth the past few weeks. Have not heard of any work slated
for the Medfield line.
  by Douglasphil
 
Is it Bay Colony doing the work or Mass Coastal? I ask because the Wattuppa line is in Mass Coastal's ETT. If Bay Colony is still running the line what are they using for power?
  by GP40MC1118
 
Bay Colony is doing the work, which has ended as of a week or so ago. They own the physical plant of their portion of the Watuppa from New Bedford to MP6.

Mass DOT owns the real estate under the track. BCLR handles traffic for Mass Coastal on the branch. The only BCLR customer is Dartmouth Building Supply at Reed Rd. Colonial Beverage no longer uses rail - at least to this location. Mid-City Scrap at the end of the line in Westport is actually a MC customer.

BCLR has two units on the Watuppa - GP9's 1705 and 1706.
  by craven
 
Stopped by to visit the 1701 today. 1701 resting in her nest looking for work. The spur has 2 to 3 feet high weed growth.

Nothing happening... wondering if Tresca is trucking their cement in from the G&U's Hopedale FlyAsh/Cement facility.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Seven cement loads delivered Monday and the 1701 spotted them yesterday.
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