Does anybody know what CSX s going to do now that they are taking apart their Beacon Park Yard? I know most of it is going through Worcester now but does anybody know anything else?
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CSXguy.10.03 wrote:Thanks! I had heard the Houghton Chemical siding was staying. It's been difficult to see that yard go. Now I need to go to Worcester to see good freightHoughton is still going to get cars until mid-2018. The termination agreement they signed with Harvard and City of Boston this summer gave them a 2-year cushion to reshuffle ops to other rail-accessible locations of theirs (couple in the Midwest & Mid-Atlantic served direct by Norfolk Southern) before deliveries at Beacon Park are allowed to stop. The plant is going to stay there as that's their HQ, they own the land the building itself sits on, and their founder/CEO is a hometown guy who refuses to uproot. But they'll be producing a lot less at the plant when they're limited to truck-only. Long-term the future probably is going to be a slow transition to Boston just being a corporate, non-production office.
ccutler wrote:That's right, the environmental crusaders of Boston [and note, Harvard], have banished freight rail and are now 100% dedicated to congesting and polluting trucks. There's commitment!Seeing your username reminded me of yet another customer who used to get rail service but no longer does. Clark Cutler in Franklin on the MBTA Franklin Line was serviced at night by B736 (aka WP-21) on it's way west to Milford.