That's the "Blue" Unit train,the "Red" Unit train is headed to Manchester NH at this time.
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Backshophoss wrote:That move is from Manchester NH to Hartford Ct, ould be a overnight move depending on when PAR hands off to CSX at Worcester Mass.I've heard from two sources now that the Red Unit will move next week via Pan Am to East Deerfield and then south to Springfield on Conn River Line to Springfield. Not sure whether Pan Am would/could take it to Hartford or Connectiuct Southern would take it. I guess we won't have any confirmation of this until it does, or does not, actually happen.
The move from Hartford to Providence RI via Worcester Mass,could also be an overnight move.
There's no set schedule in the Circus train moves, and how the various RR Dispatchers handle the Circus Train.
Backshophoss wrote:With the given of PAR/PAS 10 mph MAS,the route on the Trains map shows "reverse route" to Worcester via Ayer for CSX hand offThe Conn River Line, from the VT-MA border to Springfield, was totally rebuilt a few years ago. The MAS for freight trains on most of the line is now 40 mph. Passenger speeds are as high as 79 mph. I can't speak for the Patriot Corridor.
Believe on CSX the Circus train has a 40 mph MAS. It would take too long at 10 mph to go via East Deerfield to Springfield. :(