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CSX Framingham, MA

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Mon May 20, 2019 7:02 am

This is a topic to talk about Framingham, MA, Trains in Framingham, Heads ups for trains in Framingham, and the current engines in Framingham.
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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by johnpbarlow » Tue May 21, 2019 7:01 am

Not much to say about CSX activity in Framingham these days with only 2 daily road trains, a small handful of locals, and a couple (?) yard jobs. I have no factual info but I wouldn't be surprised to see CSX sell-off the low traffic volume Agriculture Branch between Framingham and Leominster in the not-too-distant future. But that's just a guess.

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Thu May 23, 2019 7:06 am

This is a full list of CSX trains that run in and out of Framingham
B722 - Turn Manifest (SUN-THU) [Framingham - Westborough]
B724 - Turn Manifest (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Leominster]
B725 - Turn Manifest (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Attleboro]
B731 - Turn Manifest (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Readville]
Y101 - Morning Switcher (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Framingham]
Y102 - Morning Switcher (SAT-SUN) [Framingham - Framingham]
Y120 - Turn Power Move (As Needed But Usually Daily) [Worcester - Framingham]
Y121 - Evening Switcher (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Framingham]
Q436 - EB Road Manifest (Daily) [Selkirk - Framingham]
Q437 - WB Road Manifest (Daily) [Framingham - Selkirk]
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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Wed May 29, 2019 7:05 am

There’s a CSX rail train in Framingham right now. Locos on it are 2813 and 8848
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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Wed May 29, 2019 10:33 am

WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) wrote:There’s a CSX rail train in Framingham right now. Locos on it are 2813 and 8848
Rail train is to be delivered to the MBTA Franklin Branch on Saturday, June 1st. We are short of power at the moment, word is that we are going to use the CSX units to help drop the rail. Of course, with the RR life, everything is subject to change

Also, B731 is based out of Readville

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by nomis » Wed May 29, 2019 6:12 pm

The rail train dropped rail on the B&A today and again tomorrow.
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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:50 pm

Notable power in Framingham as of 7/8/19:

CSXT 2667 (Ex-Seaboard GP38-2)
CSXT 8849 (SD40-2)
CSXT 8850 (Ex-Conrail SD40-2)
plus the regular 6200 GP40s
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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by Milepost20 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:27 pm

WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:06 am
This is a full list of CSX trains that run in and out of Framingham
B722 - Turn Manifest (SUN-THU) [Framingham - Westborough]
B724 - Turn Manifest (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Leominster]
B725 - Turn Manifest (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Attleboro]
B731 - Turn Manifest (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Readville]
Y101 - Morning Switcher (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Framingham]
Y102 - Morning Switcher (SAT-SUN) [Framingham - Framingham]
Y120 - Turn Power Move (As Needed But Usually Daily) [Worcester - Framingham]
Y121 - Evening Switcher (MON-FRI) [Framingham - Framingham]
Q436 - EB Road Manifest (Daily) [Selkirk - Framingham]
Q437 - WB Road Manifest (Daily) [Framingham - Selkirk]
B724 is now only Mon-Wed-Fri with the abolishment of B723 (Westboro switcher) Tues & Thurs the crew is assigned to Westboro.

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:59 am

What CSX local serves the G&U at N. Grafton - is it the Sun-Thurs B722 Framingham - Westborough switcher? Does B722 also service the Regency (?) Warehouse track at Worcester? Thanks.

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by Milepost20 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:34 am

B722 makes the drop for the G&U but they recently got cut by CSX to only 3 times a week.

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by consist » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:40 pm

Two lines of brand spanking new TROX trash/C&D cars, in red paint, have been sitting in Framingham (west/receiving) yard for 5 days straight. Never saw anything except bad order singles stay more than 2 days. Are these for SEMASS? Are there delays down Middleboro way?

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by Boatsmate75 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:56 am

most likely for the new customer in Fitchburg. reports in another line in this index (Fitchburg Secondary) reports two things, one that the new customer was cut in during the week and there is reports of a derailment somewhere ion Clinton which would prevent the movement of these cars

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by consist » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:25 pm

Bumped. I took a closer look at these two lines (still in the same spot, going on 10 days now) and the back ends of both lines include mixed freight destined for Middleboro/Taunton customers. One car is a loaded mechanical reefer, a priority car. Those don't sit for ten days. Lucky it's cold out or that thing would be running out of diesel fuel, and it's not in a refuelable location. Something has to be up southeast of Framingham.

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Re: CSX Framingham, MA

Post by neman2 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:26 pm

consist wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Bumped. I took a closer look at these two lines (still in the same spot, going on 10 days now) and the back ends of both lines include mixed freight destined for Middleboro/Taunton customers. One car is a loaded mechanical reefer, a priority car. Those don't sit for ten days. Lucky it's cold out or that thing would be running out of diesel fuel, and it's not in a refuelable location. Something has to be up southeast of Framingham.
I'm not sure if its related but according to this thread- https://www.railroad.net/viewtopic.php? ... &start=390 Mass Coastal RR is expected to enter into receivership. Don't they dispatch that line?

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