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Re: Unknown freight 3.30.22

normvigeant
 

  It’s POED 7542 (from the facebooks).  


On Mar 30, 2022, at 2:03 PM, nells98vic via groups.io <nells98vic@...> wrote:

In the paaahking lot in the mall area west of Shirley... one of the "L" towns... a freight just went by but I couldn't see it... if in the area, keep an eye out.


Unknown freight 3.30.22

nells98vic
 

In the paaahking lot in the mall area west of Shirley... one of the "L" towns... a freight just went by but I couldn't see it... if in the area, keep an eye out.


Re: 3/28 POAY 7643w-7575e-PAR-1e

Hayden Logan
 

Yes just PAR-1. It was dropped 3/28 for the night at Lawrence. Then yesterday 3/29 a Keolis work extra with MBTA 3248/1055 came up to Lawrence yesterday and took it to Boston. It is headed to an event at Worcester 


On Wed, Mar 30, 2022, 9:53 AM nells98vic via groups.io <nells98vic=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Assuming just the power and not the business train also? 


locked Re: PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO

normvigeant
 

  Yes that’s correct.  Conference is tomorrow (3/31) so I’d expect it to move in the morning.  Equipment display Worcester Keolis layover next to Union Station starts 1100.  Mr. Fink is the keynote speaker if anyone feels like plunking down $110 for dinner.  


On Mar 30, 2022, at 10:13 AM, David Grimm <engrdave325@...> wrote:

"Logic and railroad are two words hard to use in the same sentence." 

I read somewhere else that it may be headed to the rail expo in Worcester coming up soon.

Dave


locked Re: PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO

Dave Saums
 

Yes, that would be the NEARS Conference, tomorrow.  This is a repeat performance.

I see this painting decision as a very simple one.  The owner of a privately-held company made the decision, there is no need for explanations or detailed analysis, and the job gets done.  It does not need to meet anyone else's requirements or judgments.  This is very different from a publicly-held corporation.  We would all be better off if the majority of US corporations, rather than publicly-traded and subject to SEC regulations and Wall Street sniping.  The thousands of significant, sizable companies in Germany that remain family-owned (and which dominate German industrial structure) are a good example of how powerful such an economy can be.  Even a company such as Henkel, at about 20 billion Euros in total global revenues, remains a family-owned global corporation.

No one cares what railfans think of company decisions.  How businesses function depends on the specific structure of the company. CSX is public, so the CEO is always running to keep ahead of the so-called "activist" investors that have been busy destroying companies and pushing out CEOs in the last twenty years in the US.   The activists force their way onto corporate boards, push fad schemes like PSR and grant about operating ratio targets until every last possible dime and employee is squeezed out.  The CEO by then has either had a heart attack or has been kicked out and replaced. There has been plenty of that in the North American railroad industry already.  Not a good way to manage a railroad, not good for long-term investment and growth, and never good for employees.  Yes-men survive at the top and individualists are shown the door.  Not the way US industry used to run, at all, and not healthy.

Dave Saums

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Subject: Re: [GuilfordRailSightings] PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO
 
"Logic and railroad are two words hard to use in the same sentence." 

I read somewhere else that it may be headed to the rail expo in Worcester coming up soon.

Dave


locked Re: PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO

Matt Baj
 

I also heard that it’s headed for the expo.   


On Mar 30, 2022, at 10:13 AM, David Grimm <engrdave325@...> wrote:

"Logic and railroad are two words hard to use in the same sentence." 

I read somewhere else that it may be headed to the rail expo in Worcester coming up soon.

Dave


locked Re: PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO

David Grimm
 

"Logic and railroad are two words hard to use in the same sentence." 

I read somewhere else that it may be headed to the rail expo in Worcester coming up soon.

Dave


Re: 3/28 POAY 7643w-7575e-PAR-1e

nells98vic
 

Assuming just the power and not the business train also? 


locked Re: PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO

nells98vic
 

Wait... they don't paint road units with nasty paint and rust but they repaint well cared for exec units?  With the railroad for sale? 


3/28 POAY 7643w-7575e-PAR-1e

Hayden Logan
 

At Rosemont St Haverhill at 2113 


Re: MBTA train moving east on the Stony Brook

Brian McCaffrey
 

I saw both the AAPRCO special and MBTA train on 9/14/14. The AAPRCO special passed the Buddhist temple at 12:46, and the MBTA train passed at 12:59, according to my photo timestamps... Pictures attached.


Eastbound train at Pleasant St Westford

Brian McCaffrey
 

An eastbound train is passing Pleasant St Westford at 0938. Two engines leading, a blue MEC engine and MEC (7595?). Engine spotting is difficult through the trees.

Brian


locked Re: PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO

Stephen Mayotte
 

Wasn’t the old paint on PAR 1 essentially perfect?

The engine is kept inside and only used for special occasions, isn’t it?

Is the current paint scheme different?

On Mar 27, 2022, at 23:33, andrew.poulliot@... wrote:

WAPO power is 7643-7575-326-307-512 and PAR 1 (in new paint). Building in Waterville at 11:33 PM 


locked PAR 1 in new paint on WAPO

andrew.poulliot@...
 

WAPO power is 7643-7575-326-307-512 and PAR 1 (in new paint). Building in Waterville at 11:33 PM 


Re: MBTA train moving east on the Stony Brook

David Grimm
 

On Sun, Mar 27, 2022 at 06:15 PM, normvigeant wrote:
  Dave, maybe the High Iron excursion?  When was that, 2012-2013?
Is that what that was? Didn't it have private cars on it? All I know is I didn't work it.

Dave


Plainville CT Yard Report for Sunday March 27

William Sample
 

Did a drive-by at the yard early this evening and it was fairly empty - the west track had about 20 tank cars, and the middle freight house spur had 8 tank cars.
Couldn't see any cars to the north on the Canal Line main.  At the south end of the yard on the Canal Line main was MEC 5943n and 5974s.  That was it for the yard.  Driving home on Town Line Rd we saw a partially loaded centerbeam at Forestville Lumber and 8 tank cars at Amerigas across the road.
Bill and Sue Sample


Bow sightings

Jay Gadon
 

On the Perini siding,  7534s, 7541n.


Re: MBTA train moving east on the Stony Brook

normvigeant
 

  Dave, maybe the High Iron excursion?  When was that, 2012-2013?


On Mar 27, 2022, at 5:53 PM, David Grimm <engrdave325@...> wrote:

Could that have been a trip that was part of the AARPCO group? Because other than that, I would recall any charters on Guilford/Pan Am (other than Exeter to Portland and return for a private party) since I first went to N. Billerica in 1987.

Dave


Re: MBTA train moving east on the Stony Brook

David Grimm
 

Could that have been a trip that was part of the AARPCO group? Because other than that, I would recall any charters on Guilford/Pan Am (other than Exeter to Portland and return for a private party) since I first went to N. Billerica in 1987.

Dave


Re: MBTA train moving east on the Stony Brook

paul_stephen@comcast.net
 

Sometime during the past 10 years I was on a charter that ran from North Station to Andersen, Lowell then ran the Stony Brook to Ayer eventually ending in Mechanicville ! Can't recall why or who sponsored this rare trackage passenger OCS consist, does anyone else recall or rode wish to comment ? 

On 03/27/2022 1:19 PM nells98vic via groups.io <nells98vic@...> wrote:


Wow that would have been neat to see!

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