MBRX/PAR: Trail-Alongside-Rail proposed for Hillsborough Branch

NASHUA NH PLANNING COMMISSION PROPOSES 16-MILE RAIL-AND-TRAIL PAIRING ALONG PAR HILLSBOROUGH LINE

MBRX/PAR: Trail-Alongside-Rail proposed for Hillsborough Branch

03.December, Nashua NH – The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is proposing to construct a lengthy pedestrian trail alongside the Hillsborough Branch line. The line is owned by Pan Am Railways between MP 0.0 to MP 16.36. From that point westward to Bennington, the line is owned by the State of New Hampshire. Milford – Bennington […]

PHFX: 15k TEU “CHILE” is Latest Ultramax into Halifax

PHFX: 15k TEU “CHILE” is Latest Ultramax into Halifax

08.December, Halifax, NS – CMA CGM “CHILE,” rated at 15,072 TEU, made its first call at Port of Halifax’s expanded quay, following recent calls by her sisters “BRAZIL” (10.Sept) and “PANAMA” (21.Sept), establishing the port as a consistent North American call for the line’s weekly Columbus JAX service. Originating in Yantian, China and making five […]

Immortalize the Pan Am Office Car Special in LEGO!

RIGHT ON SCHEDULE: PROPOSED PAR OCS LEGO TRIBUTE NEEDS YOUR VOTE TO GET INTO THE LEGO KIT CATALOGUE

Immortalize the Pan Am Office Car Special in LEGO!

Shortbricks, a brotherly duo of LEGO kit designers, has developed a Lego tribute to the Pan Am Office Car Special. It’s quite something, with detailed engine bay and sumptuous interior. LEGO gauges consumer interest through a public plebiscite, conducted by registrants on the LEGO IDEAS website. If you would like the opportunity to gift the […]

CSX to Acquire Pan Am Whole

PAR: ANNOUNCES SALE AGREEMENT TO EMPLOYEES CSX: ANNOUNCES SALE TO PUBLIC AND CUSTOMERS NS: ISSUES CAUTIOUS STATEMENT IN PRESS

CSX to Acquire Pan Am Whole

Pan Am Announcement to Employees 30.November, Billerica MA — In a letter to employees circulated Monday afternoon (but apparently written two weeks ago) Pan Am Railways President David A. Fink announced that PAR is to be sold to CSX, pending regulatory approval. CSX Announcement to Public and Customers 30.November, Jacksonville FL — CSX President/CEO Jim […]

MassDOT: Awards $2.4 Million 2020 IRAP VIII grants

MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRIAL RAIL ACCESS PROGRAM GENERATES RECORD $7 MILLION FREIGHT RAIL DEVELOPMENT, DESPITE PANDEMIC-REDUCED STATE CONTRIBUTION.

MassDOT: Awards $2.4 Million 2020 IRAP VIII grants

As with every state in the Year of the Coronavirus, Massachusetts’ coffers are drastically lower than anticipated at the beginning of 2020. In line with all Massachusetts government agencies confronted by the state’s pandemic budget deficit, the 2020 IRAP VIII program reduced its grant budget by 11% compared to 2019. But thanks in part to […]

PAR: THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

NS ALERTS STB THAT PROPOSED CSX/PAR VOTING TRUST ACQUISITION INSTRUMENT MAY VIOLATE 2008 PAS (NS/PAR) AGREEMENT AND MERITS BOARD SCRUTINY.

PAR: THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

RELATED POST: Will CSX’s MA Mainline Become East-West Passenger Corridor? 06.November – Attorneys for Norfolk Southern Railways filed a letter with the Surface Transportation Board, arguing that a CSX acquisition of the PAS Patriot Corridor would fundamentally alter the region’s competitive dynamic, that the Board should involve itself from the very beginning of a transaction. […]

PAR: Fink Reassures Employees Over CSX Sale Exposure

FINK'S LETTER TO EMPLOYEES REGARDING CSX SALE AFFIRMS WHAT IT DENIES.

PAR: Fink Reassures Employees Over CSX Sale Exposure

09.November – The NS letter to STB blew up the railroading internet like a Broadway beauty parlor after opening night. PAR has done a great job of making sure that no news of the sale has gotten out, they couldn’t do anything about this bit getting in. It must have caused a stir. On Mon.09.Nov […]

LPG: New England’s Propane Supply Riskiest in the Country

VERSATILE RAILROADING MASKS REGIONAL WEAKNESS DUE TO DISTANCE FROM PRODUCTION, LIMITED TRANSPORTATION, SEASONAL SWINGS.

LPG: New England’s Propane Supply Riskiest in the Country

Energy security is an annual challenge in the northeast. In particular, New England relies heavily on LPG (propane) for residential and commercial heat. Uniquely among the propane market regions, New England possesses no propane production or propane pipeline connection to other regions. One hundred percent of New England’s propane supply is imported by rail and […]

CN: Laurentia to Shake Up East Coast Container Patterns

AUTOMATED, RAIL-ORIENTED QUEBEC CITY TERMINAL WILL SIPHON 1.6 MILLION TEU FROM PANYNJ, MONTREAL, NORFOLK, HALIFAX.

CN: Laurentia to Shake Up East Coast Container Patterns

According to the highly-detailed May.2020 report, Laurentia project: An Analysis of Economic Issues, the proposed container terminal within the Port of Quebec  will draw its projected 1.6 million TEU throughput objective primarily from U.S. East Coast ports, with only relatively small negative effect on Montreal and Halifax. It will also substantially increase rail intermodal traffic […]

MBTA: New MBTA Cars Delayed Extra Year

SIX PILOT CARS DELIVERED BY TRUCK TO REBUILT CABOT YARD FOR TESTING, PLANNED SPRING PASSENGER SERVICE.

08.October, Boston MA – Six, extra-long low-boy tractor-trailer combos wended their way though South Boston to MBTA’s Cabot Yard, each carrying a white-wrapped Red Line pilot test car. The new cars had been shipped from Shangai CH via Newark NJ. The cars were produced at CRRC’s