neman2 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:25 pm Auto racks spotted at Graniteville today (1/6/2021). I assume they are overflow from San Vel facility?Since there was heavy end of year push by Ford, NS received a sizeable train over the weekend for Ayer's auto facility. Parking the overflow of 32 additional cars is best done on the 2nd iron at CPF312 so it is easy to send a switcher over to swap loads and empties later in the day. Space in the Hill Yard is always tight and you don't want to tie up the Camp Track and West Main Street sidings with autos when you need those 2 spots for picking up and setting off other merchandise traffic going to and from the Hill Yard. There is no mandate or requirement that the PAR cannot hold cars for the PAS side, there is operational flexibility.
johnpbarlow wrote: ↑Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:13 am Pan Am's clearance map suggests placing auto racks that require > 17' 0" vertical clearance at Graniteville is about as far as east as they could go...You are correct, there is a bridge around MP 304 that is too low.
mbta.com wrote: ShuttleLooks like the inner Fitchburg line is shutdown over the next 2 months, using the Stony Brook between Ayer and Lowell to move sets to/from BET.
On weekdays, March 1-May 2, buses will replace all Fitchburg Line trains between Littleton/495 & Alewife for a connection with the Red Line while we upgrade the signal system for Positive Train Control (PTC). A dedicated bus schedule will be in effect. MBTA.com/FBGwork
neman2 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:03 pm D2 in conversation at about 21:15 hrs tonight with "rail extra 7564" at Graniteville saying they want them to "class one the autoracks " not sure what that means. Dispatcher also seemed apologetic about the "long ride to Deerfield." Sounds like more crew shortage issues.Class I brake test.