NS CLAWS BACK PREVIOUS AUTO TRAFFIC AND MORE VIA DEDICATED TRAIN PAIR WITH DAILY ASPIRATIONS.
20.January, Ayer MA – Norfolk Southern has reportedly won new, large-volume auto transport contracts into Ayer, confirming hints dating back to August.2020. ANRP exclusive sources indicate that current CSX customers Honda, Hyundai, and Ford, among other manufacturers, will be riding NS rails to Mechanicville NY and Ayer MA ramps, and dropping Davisville RI traffic at […]
WITH PATRIOT CORRIDOR SPEEDS UP SUBSTANTIALLY, AND 'KEAG LINE DUE FOR MAJOR SPRING UPGRADE, CSX WILL BE ACQUIRING A SHIP-SHAPE MAIN LINE.
PAR track crews have been working right into the winter on opposite ends of the Freight Main Line (Mattawamkeag ME – Mechanicville NY). Two projects underway: 1. Restoring through service on the Pine Tree Corridor east end to CPF-01/Mattawamkeag, and 2. Increasing speeds on the 156-mi Patriot Corridor between CPF-312 (Ayer MA) and CPF-468 (Mechanicville). […]
HIGH-PERFORMANCE TISSUE PLANT WILL CONTINUE 130-YEAR PAPER-MAKING LEGACY. NO WORD ON REVIVING RAIL SERVICE.
05.January, Gorham NH – Gorham Paper and Tissue was acquired by Behrens Investment Group. In addition to the $8.75 million cash purchase price, the new owner also assumed ~$9.8 million in loan debt and local tax liabilities. The facility will now be known as White Mountain Paper Company. GPT, under the ownership of Patriarch […]
THE VRS TEAM STEPPED UP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO KEEP THE REGION'S FREIGHT MOVING, SERVE CUSTOMERS, AND MAKE THE MOST OF ITS OWN OPPORTUNITIES.
“It’s been the most dynamic year in New England railroading in 30 years,” says VRS President Selden Houghton. Nobody who has been reading ANRP should have any problem agreeing with that sentiment, but VRS’s team of dedicated rail professionals knows it better than anyone else: VRS has been tied to most of the year’s tumultuous […]
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 […]
SNCR MAY AVOID BANKRUPTCY. TWO SUITORS LOOKING AT MULTIPLE USES OF FORMER IOWA PACIFIC ASSET.
The court-appointed Trustee for the bankrupt Saratoga and North Creek railroad verified that two potential buyers are negotiating to purchase and re-start freight and passenger/tourist service on the line. are underway with who may join forces William Brandt of Development Specialists, Inc. told the Albany Times Union that he couldn’t yet name the potential buyers, […]
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 […]
REBUILT TUNNEL WITHSTANDS HEAVY RAIN AND SNOWMELT, BUT WEST PORTAL EXTERNAL RETAINING WALL LETS GO. SERVICE RESTORED NEXT DAY.
26.December, North Adams MA – At 08:45 hours during a daily track inspection, the track outside of the west portal of the Hoosac Tunnel was discovered to be blocked by mud and fallen trees. The deposited material dammed-up natural water drainage from the tunnel, submersing the tracks some tens of yards into the tunnel’s west […]
HARBOR NAVIGATION IMPROVED WITH DEEPER CHANNELS, BETTER ANCHORAGE, LARGER TURNING BASIN FOR 14K TEU SHIPS
03.December, Boston MA – Phase II of the Boston Harbor Dredging Project was completed ahead of schedule by nearly one full year. Approximately 12 million cu.yds of material was removed to: Deepen and widen the Broad Sound North Channel to -51 ft Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), Deepen and widen the Main Ship Channel to the […]
FOURTEEN STATE LEGISLATORS LIST REGIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SEC'Y POLLACK TO INSERT INTO PROSPECTIVE SALE
December 16, 2020 Stephanie Pollack Secretary of Transportation Massachusetts Department of Transportation 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4160 Boston, MA 02116 Dear Secretary Pollack: RE: Pam Am Railways Inc Acquisition by CSX Corp. On November 30, 2020, CSX Corp. (CSX) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pan Am Railways, Inc. (Pan […]