F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:The easy highway + rail access makes it an attractive place to lure some transloads. CSX lacks those places on the southside while Pan Am's starting to rake it in with Tighe Warehouse in Winchester and the new New England Transload that's aiming to build in Woburn. It's one business area where CSX would probably be modestly interested in a little recruiting for a biggish new catch, since a transload customer in the Tighe mold complements their Eastern MA business plan pretty well where little else does.
Do you realize CSX serves a large Tighe operation in Mansfield?
This isn't your first comment on CSX having far less "transload" oriented businesses on the south side than PAR. Curious how one customer, Tighe in Winchester (paper only) outweighs CSX's 4 or 5 customers in SE Mass?
Here is a not so official list:
Tighe is the biggest one that had used up to 3 warehouses all rail served in Mansfield before the Winchester operation ever restarted rail service. Currently Tighe only uses rail at their main Mansfield warehouse on Oakland St (mostly pet food). When Gallo was shipping wine into Tighe (early to mid 2000's) they had a warehouse on West St and Suffolk Rd in West Mansfield all humming. When they land a large contract, they seem to be able to rent any number of vacant rail served warehouses in the West Mansfield Industrial Park area to fit their needs.
Radford Transportation/Barrett Distribution Plymouth St Mansfield
Advanced Warehouses Francis St Mansfield
Foxboro Terminals next to Gillette Stadium. Business is way down after half of their warehouse buildings collapsed after winter of 2014.
List Distributors Readville
All still receive active CSX rail service and give CSX much more diversified commodities to ship rather than PAR's Tighe Winchester's paper only operation. Until New England Transload gets throughout the remaining legal hurdles and establishes its own customer base, IMHO PAR is the one needing more "transload"warehousing customers.