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Discussion relating to the pre-1983 B&M and MEC railroads. For current operations, please see the Pan Am Railways Forum.

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  by newpylong
 
NHV 669 wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:07 pm The state has owned it for almost 25 years. If this was a viable idea, you'd think they'd already be sending cars to Berlin on the SLR to that landfill.
The law that stipulates that all of Massachusetts's waste gets sent out of state is far newer, and is the reason why so much trash is heading out via rail now. The economics weren't there in the past, but might be now, or not, who knows.
  by NHV 669
 
Yes, it makes us a ready target, but CSX is enjoying the benefits of hauling much of that trash.

FWIW, Dalton voted to extend their temporary zoning by five votes yesterday; Casella is going to have to strong-arm their way, if they want to get that landfill in. I just don't see this idea going anywhere. The rails in that stretch turn 100 next year as well.
  by S1f3432
 
Bumping the thread with a season appropriate meet between YR1 and RY2 at Fryeburg, ME in December in 1980.
RY2 apparently left Rigby early this day, perhaps in advance of a holiday shutdown, and has pulled into the siding
which isn't long enough so has nosed into a stub track at the west end. The consist this day is 400-409-406-407
and an unrecorded U18B- half the U18 fleet! In a few minutes along comes YR1 with 565, MK5001 and 255. MK5001
was one of Morrison-Knudsen's Sulzer engine demonstrators which toured the MEC for a while.
Happy holidays everyone!
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  by Cowford
 
Thanks for sharing, Greg. Based on the light, it looks like RY-2 could have made it to the Notch before nightfall. Brings back good memories of the Mountain. Happy New Year!
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