• CSX Framingham Line questions

  • Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.
Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.

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  by Knucklehead
Form the sounds of it, you can rest a bit easier at night. When the train outlaws, they have not been recrewing it, but allow it to sit overnight somewhere on the line, then have the regular crew bring it south at the regular start time the next day.
  by boatsmate
that depends on Engine availability in Framingham, if they need the engines they will bring in a recrew and bring it back. also if one of the customers need something moved the next day they will leave the train in Clinton (normally) and taxi home and the next day come up with a different set and put the whole thing together in Clinton and bring it back in one big train. that happens a lot too.
  by SpiderHill
It looks like the former Northeast Growers/Agway site has been sold. Someone has been working behind the building clearing trees and stumping the area near the siding. Maybe the new owners plan to use rail service?
  by SpiderHill
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Incredibly rare over and under at Clinton today. The CSX Fitchburg Secondary local usually ties down on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Clinton a few hundred feet south of where it was today. At 8:30am this morning SEPO was coming up the Worcester main. On my way to work today, I arrived at the crossing just as the power was passing. Sixty seconds earlier I would have had a picture of the CSX power on PAR under the bridge. Sorry for the lousy picture....iPhone grab with the sun in front.
  by Sprinter611
Today's B724 was out of Clinton around 2:00pm with 2 GP40-2's for power
  by christopher1

I work in Southborough near Rte. 9 and the Sudbury(?) Reservoir. Today's B724 passed by around 1:10pm with 2 covered hoppers, around 5 tank cars, 3 box cars, and 3-4 loaded centerbeam flats.

  by christopher1
Today's B724 passed the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough at 1:05pm. I was too far away to get the engine numbers, but looked like two GPs leading followed by 2 bathtub gondolas (unsure if loaded), 12 tank cars, 2 50' boxcars, and 6 loaded centerbeam flats.

  by JCtheJames
It looks like the tracks are finally getting replaced. CSX appears to be upgrading the ancient wobbly track that's made up of 50ft sections bolted together with new ties, tie plates and heavier gauge continuously welded rail. I'm not sure how many towns are seeing this activity but Berlin and Northborough definitely are . In theory they could increase the current 10mph speed restriction on the entire branch line from Framingham to Leominster. It will be so smooth a passenger train could use it but I doubt that will happen in our lifetime. Still, it's encouraging to see the railroad putting money into their infrastructure.
  by NHV 669
The work is pretty well covered in the track upgrades thread in the Pan Am Forum, as well as the above Fitchburg line thread.