PAR: New Switching Company Serves Rumford and Old Town

WATCO BOWS OUT OF MAINE MILLS. FORMER CREWMAN TAKES OPPORTUNITY.

28.December, Rumford and Old Town ME – Rail switching operations at the Nine Dragons Paper Rumford Division Mill and Old Town pulp mill have been transferred to a new operator, following the June expiration of Watco’s one-year contract to serve the sites, and a transition period extended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The new operator is an entirely new entity, registered with State of Maine as Maine Switching Services, LLC.

Watco took over the Rumford switching operation on 01.July.2019, when Pan Am Railways/ST withdrew from the service. Watco has served the site with a leased GMTX locomotive.

On 20.December.2020, LTEX GP39u 3902 leased by Maine Switching Services arrived at the Rumford mill.