Bucksport Branch activity & news

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backroadrails
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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by backroadrails » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:21 pm

Well the first train past the Holtrachem spur since 2017 ran a few weeks ago. NM-1 placed from what I could tell around 20-40 ceterbeams into storage around Center Drive in Orrington. I wouldn't be surprised to see more cars stored since both of the in service passing sidings east of Waterville have cars on them, along with several tracks at NMJ which have caused a capacity issue, and has resulted in some interesting switching moves.

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:33 am

Two pan am rail trucks at bucksport mill doing some line work. Surprised to see them down their

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by gokeefe » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:05 pm

"Surprising" is an understatement.

New customer coming in?
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Cloudman195
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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:45 pm

Not sure. But looks as if they replaced some old section of rail leading into mill yard that was tipped sideways. Maybey they will haul rest of scrap out via rail but I'm not holding my breath on it

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by newpylong » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:51 pm

No idea but that Salmon Farm rendering is interesting to see railcars: https://bangordailynews.com/2019/05/21/ ... mill-site/

Coincidence?

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:29 pm

Could be. Would be nice to keep the line open. I was reading in a.i.m.s plan for bucksport recovery that they want to fill in the log pond and unload cargo container type ships via rail as well. Read it in their pdf file Bangor daily posted last year. So may have possibly two clients in the future

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:34 pm

I find it interesting too.

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:44 pm

I saw in bucksports future plan that they plan to fill in the log pond to the left of the mill to expand the port and bring in cargo ships and unload them via. Rail. It's in bucksports adapt plan made by aim. So hopefuly in the future that comes to fruition

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by gokeefe » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:49 pm

Probably not. Almost looks like a propane terminal to the right and something else to the left. Perhaps grain or fish food. For the size and scale of the facility this seems to make sense.
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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:21 pm

You think they would bring fish feed in by rail?

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by KSmitty » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:20 pm

newpylong wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:51 pm
No idea but that Salmon Farm rendering is interesting to see railcars: https://bangordailynews.com/2019/05/21/ ... mill-site/

Coincidence?
I believe thats actually an old areal photo or more likely google maps type render and they simply removed the old mill buildings and added in what they wanted. Notice the turntable pit is there. That seems an odd detail to render in plus the random traffic, and the other details that seem way over done compared with other renders for similar projects I've seen.

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:34 am

I hear also they want to put an industrial park behind the old chem site in orrington and use rail. So hopefuly in the future that portion of the track will be used

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:32 am

Pan am truck working on the electrical box at the crossing before the mill.

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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by gokeefe » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:58 pm

Has the pilot light been on or off?
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Re: Bucksport Branch activity & news

Post by Cloudman195 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:19 am

It was on. And still is. Maybey they were just checking on it cause of the storm.

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