CSOR: New Home Depot Distribution Center in Connecticut

FIRST CAR ARRIVES 28.DECEMBER

CSOR: New Home Depot Distribution Center in Connecticut

A second home depot distribution center in South Windsor Connecticut on the “Armory Branch” has been under construction for some months and two spur tracks constructed, one inside the building.  The first car (a single boxcar) was brought Monday December 28th by Connecticut Southern Railroad. The $50-million, 421,000-square-foot, 46 acre facility is the second in […]

Almost Ready For Amtrak To Burlington

Final Work Expected Finished In a Year

Almost Ready For Amtrak To Burlington

09.December, Montpelier VT – Vermont Agency of Transportation Rail & Aviation Director Dan Delabruere updated the Vermont Rail Council on the extension of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen route to Burlington. The project remains on schedule and the train is expected to begin early in 2022. “We had some CoVid delays, contractor issues, but not that bad. […]

Vermont AOT Emphasizes Commitment To Amtrak

Vermont AOT Emphasizes Commitment To Amtrak

09.December, Montpelier VT – At a meeting with the Vermont Rail Council, Vermont Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn emphasized the state’s commitment to Amtrak service, despite the current CoVid suspension. Flynn reflected on the seriousness of the virus and the rapidity of its spread as justification for the suspension and as an indication that the train […]

MBTA Approves Short-Term Service Cuts

PREVIOUS PLANS ADJUSTED BASED ON PUBLIC INPUT AND PERSISTENT LOW RIDERSHIP. CHANGES ARE IN EFFECT FOR FY2021 ONLY. FY2022 PROSPECTS WILL BE EVALUATED THIS COMING SPRING.

MBTA Approves Short-Term Service Cuts

14.December, Boston MA {MBTA Press Release, lightly edited} – Today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) approved a series of revised short-term service changes for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) that incorporate recent public input and additional analysis of ridership. These service changes help match service levels with current and near-term low ridership demand […]

Reductions at Jay Maine Paper Mill

Digester and one paper machine to be permanently shut as a result of April Explosion

Reductions at Jay Maine Paper Mill

Pixelle Paper’s Androscoggin mill in Jay which was rocked by an April explosion in the pulp digester announced that it would not resume pulping operations and would leave idle one of three paper machines at the mill. Layoff notices went to 67 employees, the third round of layoffs in a plant now with only 281 […]

Commencement for Pan-Am

THE PAN-AM TEAM HAS A LOT TO BE PROUD OF. IT IS WORTH REFLECTING ON THE WAYS THAT SHIPPERS, WORKERS, AND REGIONAL COMMERCE HAVE BENEFITED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DAVID A FINK AND OTHER PAN AM MANAGERS IN THE PAST DECADE.

Commencement for Pan-Am

The early years of Guilford Transportation were contentious. The company sharply reduced maintenance and endured two bitter strikes as it reduced crew size and total employment. More than half the traffic vanished. Allegations of poor service and a series of rule violations tarnished the company’s reputation. It was with some surprise when I read 20 […]

Advice to CSX, Re: Pan-Am

Advice to CSX, Re: Pan-Am

So, CSX, you’ve just bought the largest regional railroad. Let’s take a look at what you have and what is unique about this region you’ve expanded into. Do you really need our advice? Maybe not – CSX is already the leading class 1 in regards to reliable service and customer connection. CSX already toured the […]

AMTK: CoVid Relief Compromise Includes Amtrak & Transit Funds

BIPARTISAN PROPOSED $900 BILLION COVID RELIEF PACKAGE FLOATING IN SENATE; INCLUDES $1 BILLION FOR AMTRAK AND $15 BILLION FOR TRANSIT

AMTK: CoVid Relief Compromise Includes Amtrak & Transit Funds

The bill is far from a done deal, but does represent forward movement after many weeks of deadlock. The eight senators that are championing the compromise made clear that the bill was a short-term fix to provide emergency funding between now and March 31, 2021 and Democrats are talking of further covid relief measures once […]

Pan Am Sale: Winners and Losers

Pan Am Sale: Winners and Losers

Winners Port of Saint John/ J.D. Irving/Irving Limited PSJ gets a third Class 1 to compete for traffic to the Midwest and Northeast, likely to include crude oil for Irving in the future. However, CN appears uninterested in container traffic from Halifax to the northeast, considering it as short-haul. Canadian National Railways CSX and CN […]

CSX to Acquire Pan Am Railways

The official press release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – November 30, 2020 – CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New England’s Pan Am Railways, Inc. (“Pan Am”), whose rail carrier subsidiaries comprise North America’s largest regional railroad. Headquartered in North Billerica, Massachusetts, Pan Am owns and operates a highly integrated, nearly 1,200-mile […]