• Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U) Discussion

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

Moderators: MEC407, NHN503

  by bostontrainguy
 
G&U says: “Closing the grade crossings will also eliminate a risk of injury to pedestrians . . . More frequent trains at the location of the crossing would pose an increased risk of injury to pedestrians trying to cross the track.”

Sounds like a good argument to close the entire railroad :)
  by SkiScorcher88
 
Caught these 2 units rolling through the center of Grafton on Tuesday morning 8/17. Must've been doing a test run. They weren't pulling/pushing any cars.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
  by MaineCoonCat
 
bostontrainguy wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:46 am G&U says: “Closing the grade crossings will also eliminate a risk of injury to pedestrians . . . More frequent trains at the location of the crossing would pose an increased risk of injury to pedestrians trying to cross the track.”
I'm shaking my head so hard my neck hurts..
  by MaineCoonCat
 
Sure looks like it..

Image
GU dismissal 095110595104.pdf
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
  by GP40MC1118
 
As far as I know, "cullet" (crushed glass) was shipping in covered hoppers.
  by johnpbarlow
 
I was told by someone on the G&U Facebook page that these Grand River Railway covered hoppers as well as Dana Rail Services covered hopers are used to haul the glass cullet out of Hopedale. Good to see that G&U is developing some repeatable outbound load business to add to their mostly inbound loads operations.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
  by SkiScorcher88
 
We haven't had that much rain as the news would lead some to believe (save for a deluge a few days before Hurricane Henri swept thru the area uneventfully). I doubt they've had any damage.
Last edited by MEC407 on Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:28 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by BandA
 
Ton of rain overnight. Flood warnings (minor or moderate) for some rivers. Ponding. As I heard on the news this morning, all the usual areas flooded, some areas that don't usually flood did too. But this is New England and weather is to be expected.
  by GP40MC1118
 
So this is so bizarre, I hesitate posting it. Just saw on NE Transit that the 13 F40's that sold at auction 8/10-11 were bought by the G&U!
For what possible reason?
  by bostontrainguy
 
13 for parts? Sounds like overkill. Maybe rebuilding for eventual sale?
Last edited by MEC407 on Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:16 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  • 1
  • 249
  • 250
  • 251
  • 252
  • 253
  • 254