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  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Mr. NHV, I'd like to think that when Chessie sought to acquire the Maine Central (that's what I think the Pan Am acquisition was mostly about), I think she had more in mind than whatever cars she could "snitch" from the CP-M's existing traffic base.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:34 with 9833/8144, 53 mixed freight, 6 wells/12 containers, 8877 (DPU), 36 wells/80 containers, 13 empty autoracks.

[Edited at 12:57]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 12:40 with 8812/9816, 24 wells/26 containers, 27 empty wells, 39 mixed freight.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 09:59 yesterday morning with 9816, 37 mixed freight, 8812 (DPU), 52 wells/110 containers.

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 20:48 last night with 8123/8939/9810, 27 mixed freight, 36 wells/54 containers.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:17 with 9810/8939, 7 wells/8 containers, 37 mixed freight.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:28 with 8539/8123, 54 wells/94 containers, 2 empty wells, 19 mixed freight.

[Edited at 14:13]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 13:02 with 8201/8621, 37 mixed freight, 5 empty wells, 1 well/1 container.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:34 with 8787/8621, 11 wells/22 containers, 56 mixed freight.

[Edited at 14:05]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 11:51 with 8162/9835, 19 wells/39 containers, 15 mixed freight.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:33 with 9835, 55 wells/123 containers, 8201 (DPU), 4 wells/8 containers, 48 mixed freight.

[Edited at 14:34]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 12:53 with 8805/8639, 35 wells/67 containers, 3 empty wells, 34 mixed freight.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:05 with 8639/8805, 66 wells/127 containers, 8162 (DPU), 15 wells/34 containers, 42 mixed freight.

[Edited at 18:57]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 13:04 with 8732/7056, 50 wells/89 containers, 32 empty wells, 29 mixed freight.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:24 with 7056/8733, 32 mixed freight, 30 wells/53 containers, 5 empty autoracks.

[Edited at 14:13]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 13:36 with 8918/CN 3242/8626, 22 wells/43 containers, 54 empty wells, 29 mixed freight.
  by NHV 669
 
Doesn't look like either road freight passed Greenville yesterday, although the rail train did come west, drop their empty train at Moosehead siding, and return east.

121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:54 with 8918/CN 3242, 75 mixed freight, 17 wells/28 containers.

[Edited at 16:29]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 13:36 with 9827/8796, 45 mixed freight, 15 wells/20 containers, 62 empty wells.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 06:44 with 8796/8626/6045/6080/2240, 42 mixed freight, 16 wells/32 containers, 8 empty wells.

[Edited at 18:15]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 14:00 with 8757/KCS 4772, 50 mixed freight, 15 wells/21 containers, 29 empty wells.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:43 with KCS 4772/8757/9827, 90 wells/192 containers, 32 mixed freight.

[Edited at 15:35]

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 13:22 with 8770/7034, 20 mixed freight, 15 wells/27 containers, 54 empty wells.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:26 with 7034, 26 mixed freight, 30 wells/41 containers, 8770 (DPU), 57 wells/115 containers.
  by NHV 669
 
121 was into Greenville Jct. at 07:34 with 8811, 24 mixed freight, 28 wells/44 containers, 8058 (DPU), 42 wells/100 containers, 8 empty autoracks.

120 was into Greenville Jct. at 11:56 with 8624/8559, 16 mixed freight, 17 wells/26 containers, 66 empty wells.
Last edited by NHV 669 on Mon May 29, 2023 4:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Mr. NHV, I hope for the sake of "that darned cat" and that "herbivore rodent" those rather paltry loadings on the "one a day" over the CP-M are not indicative of "that's all there is" for railroads. If such be the case, then Chessie should have left Timmy to play with his 1:1 Lionel and Beaver (wazizname?) left Eddie running his bankrupt road and hope he didn't spill another resulting in a "Megantic II".

Now maybe with two roads, one that can serve the Southeast region and the other the Midwest as well as anywhere in Canada save Prince Rupert, this will result in expansion of the Port of Saint John to such extent that both roads will hold their investments will pay off and entice other industries with high value traffic to locate in Maine.

From what I read around here, away from the lines where passenger trains operate, much...MUCH work is needed to make the Maine Central into a viable channel of railroad transportation, but then I like to think "that darned cat ain't dumb (cats are considered intelligent as animals go; more so than dogs)".
Last edited by Gilbert B Norman on Mon May 29, 2023 11:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
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