PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

New comprehensive maps of PAS

Following a suggestion from an ANRP subscriber, we will provide access to these comprehensive maps in each article concerning the Pan Am Southern trackage. Maps and captions are derived from STB filings.

Additional reference

PAR East End (‘Keag-Ayer) comprehensive map
CSX-PAR Transaction comprehensive STB proceedings

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Pan Am Southern Network
The PAS network consists of approximately 425 route miles of rail lines, including approximately 281.38 route miles owned (including perpetual freight easement) and approximately 143.62 trackage rights route miles, in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Springfield Terminal operates PAS on a contract basis. The PAS lines include two main line corridors, referred to as the Patriot Corridor and the Knowledge Corridor.

The PAS Patriot Corridor extends between milepost 467.4 at Mechanicville, NY and milepost 311.97 near Willows, MA, a distance of approximately 151.4 miles, inclusive of freight easement rights over MBTA between milepost 329.55 at Fitchburg, MA and milepost 313.77 at Willows, MA, a distance of approximately 15.8 miles. PAS also has trackage rights at the western end of the Patriot Corridor over the CP Freight Subdivision between milepost 467.6 (CPF 468) at Mechanicville, NY and milepost 484.8 (CPF 485) at Mohawk Yard, NY, a distance of approximately 17.2 miles.

The PAS Knowledge Corridor extends between milepost 183.4 at White River Junction, VT and milepost 0.0 at New Haven, CT, a distance of approximately 183.4 miles, inclusive of the following: 1) trackage rights over New England Central Railroad (“NECR”) between milepost 183.4 at White River Jct, VT and milepost 110.6 at East Northfield, MA, a distance of approximately 72.8 miles; 2) freight easement rights over MassDOT-owned track assets between milepost 110.6 at East Northfield, MA and milepost 62.0 at Springfield, MA, a distance of approximately 49.7 miles; and 3) trackage rights over Amtrak between milepost 62.0 at Springfield, MA and milepost 0.0 at New Haven, CT, a distance of approximately 62 miles.

Additionally, PAS owns approximately 76.42 route miles of branch line track:
1) freight easement rights over MassDOT-owned track assets between milepost 0.0 at North Adams, MA and milepost 4.59 at Adams, MA, a distance of approximately 4.59 miles;
2) between milepost 0.0 at Gardner, MA and milepost 1.16 at Heywood, MA, a distance of approximately 1.16 miles;
3) between milepost 28.01 at Ayer, MA and milepost 25.7 at Harvard Station, MA, a distance of approximately 2.3 miles;
4) between milepost 0.0 at Berlin, CT and milepost 8.4 at Derby, CT, a distance of approximately 42.9 miles, inclusive of freight easement rights over Metro North Commuter Railroad from milepost 27 at Waterbury, CT to milepost 8.4 at Derby, CT, a distance of approximately 18.6 miles;
5) freight easement rights over MBTA between milepost 33.72 at Willows, MA and milepost 31.43 at Littleton, MA, a distance of approximately 2.3 miles;
6) freight easement rights over MBTA between milepost 0.0 at Ayer, MA and milepost 5.0 at Groton, MA, a distance of approximately 5 miles;
7) between milepost 12.16, Rotterdam Junction, NY and milepost 0.0 (CPF 477), near Burnt Hills, NY, a distance of approximately 12.16 miles;
8) the Southington Industrial Branch, which is approximately 4.5 miles between Plainville and Southington, CT; and
9) approximately 3.7 miles of trackage rights over CSXT between North Haven and Cedar Hill Yard, CT.

PAS interchanges with the following railroads: 1) CP at Mechanicville, NY;19 2) CSXT at New Haven, CT;20 3) CSXT at Springfield, MA;21 4) CSXT at Rotterdam Jct., NY; 5) NSR at Ayer, MA;22 6) NSR at Mechanicville, NY;23 7) Battenkill Railroad at Eagle Bridge, NY; 8) Central New England Railroad at Hartford, CT;24 9) Connecticut Southern Railroad at Hartford, CT; 10) Housatonic Railroad at Derby, CT;25 11) NECR at Brattleboro, VT; 12) NECR at Millers Falls, MA;26 13) NECR at White River Jct., VT;27 14) Naugatuck Railroad at Waterbury, CT; 15) P&W at Gardner, MA; 16) Pioneer Valley Railroad at Holyoke, MA; 17) PAR System/Springfield Terminal at Ayer, MA; 18) PAR System/Springfield Terminal at North Charlestown, NH;28 19) Vermont Rail System at Hoosick Jct., NY; 20) Vermont Rail System at Bellows Falls, VT; and 21) Vermont Rail System at White River Jct., VT.  {Application}

19 Physical interchange takes place at Mohawk Yard, Glenville, NY.
20 This interchange is not currently in service. It is used for reciprocal switch delivery for North Haven/New Haven, CT.}
21 This is not a regular interchange. It is used for occasional high-wide and detour movements.
22 This is not a regular interchange. It is used to exchange empty intermodal and automotive equipment when necessary.
23 Interchange can physically take place at Mechanicville or Mohawk Yard in Glenville, NY.
24 This interchange is as of January 1, 2021.
25 This interchange is not currently used for revenue traffic.
26 Interchange traffic with NECR is routed via Millers Falls, MA, but the physical interchange is performed at Brattleboro, VT for railroad convenience.
27 This interchange is not currently used for revenue freight. 

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