freightguy wrote:I just read this week on Progressive Rail CSX opened the Worcester Transflo Terminal relocated from Beacon Park. Im sure this was covered will that leave any costumers in Boston proper?
Houghton Chemical is still there off the Beacon Park engine house yard and will continue to be served until somebody makes it worth their while to relocate. Unlike Romar their siding doesn't get severed when the main yard is dismantled, so they aren't in the same hurry to leave. It's probably inevitable, though. The parcel behind the Doubletree is an easy one to redevelop so Harvard and the city probably would prefer they go, and if CSX has thoughts of ditching the Everett job they're going to be unenthused about doing light engine run-as-directeds to serve one single customer east of Framingham.
There's still a semi-regular customer at Widett Circle, and the Boston Globe still gets increasingly rare deliveries of newsprint. But those jobs are served out of Readville unaffected by Beacon Park's closing.