• St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

  • For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

    Providence and Worcester

    Their website is here: GWRR.com
    A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

Providence and Worcester

Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 arrived in Island Pond at 1940 with the following:

RM-1 806
GP40-3 3806
GP40 3004
15 centerbeam flats
1 covered hopper
2 hi-sided gondola
13 boxcars
15 tank cars

That's 46 cars total, including 38 loads and 8 empties.

To add to the recent westbound load of Hancock Lumber, today's train had a couple of interesting new cars:

1) An eastbound load of Forex Oriented Strandboard (OSB) - I've never seen one of these before. Actually I don't think I've seen any loads of OSB before eastbound or westbound, and

2) An empty CSX boxcar presumably headed back to the paper mills in Maine. I guess this is a sign of the future now that CSX owns Pan Am.

Have a great night,
Fritz
  by NHV 669
 
Was the CSX box one of the smaller ones? I've seen them on 393/394 before, don't think I've ever seen two on one train.
  by Fritz
 
Casey,
Yes, it was a standard 50' boxcar. And you are right: We used to see loaded CSX moving east until about four years ago, but this is the first empty that I have seen going east. Just wondering if we'll start to see more of those coming out of the Maine paper mills.

Tonight's SLQ eastbound 394 reached Norton at 1940 with the following:

GP40-3 3805
RM-1 805
QG SD40U 6908
22 centerbeam flats
1 covered hopper
12 boxcars
20 tank cars
2 hi-sided gondolas

That's 57 cars total, including 51 loads and 6 empties.

Greg,
I also noted that there was another load of Hancock Lumber ready to be pulled from RCP Transit tonight, so I guess they are still loading lumber there as well.
Best,
Fritz
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