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F74265A wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:20 pm Years ago there was a small yard just north of 117 where the end of track and run around is today. In the 1980s and at least in to the early 1990s there was a very active plastic pellet transload operation on the edge of that yard. It was to the left of the Hannaford grocery (former victory market) parking lotCan you restore that for $348,798?
roberttosh wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:04 am Are any of the box plants on the line getting cars anymore? Most days seems to be tanks, center beams and C&D cars.NewCorr in Northborough is the only box plant that I am aware of that still receives loads in boxcars. Mass Container in Marlborough switched to trucks a few years ago (although there was a lone boxcar on their siding a few weeks ago). From what I can tell, B724 leaves North Framingham with cars for the northern end of the line ( lumber and trash) on Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday, and with cars for the southern end (Safety Kleen, Ken's Foods, NewCorr - when they have cars) on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. I believe they run to at least the Clinton runaround, or to the end of the line as needed on M/W/F (I can't confirm 100%)
F74265A wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:08 am As I read it, 348k is only 60% of the money and the company is putting in another 40%. I’d guess that total is enough to restore a short track there. It was just a couple old tracks in the weeds and dirt before but was pretty active for transloadYeah, got the exact figures. The grant is for $348,798. The amount that the company is contributing is $232,532. The total money available is $581,330 which I would hope is enough to restore things as they were which is pictured below.
roberttosh wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:04 am Are any of the box plants on the line getting cars anymore? Most days seems to be tanks, center beams and C&D cars.I noticed two or three box cars at MassContainer this morning. They have not had any box cars in several weeks. They seem to get intermittent deliveries via rail lately.