CSX: Basics of the PAR Acquisition

NEED-TO-KNOW INFO ABOUT THE CSX FILING TO ACQUIRE PAR: BASIC STRATEGY, HOW IT'S GONNA WORK, STB FILINGS

CSX: Basics of the PAR Acquisition

26.February, Washington DC – CSX filed with the Surface Transportation Board an APPLICATION to acquire Pan Am. Docketed as No. FD 36472, five other documents under that docket, plus one other related filing (Docket# AB 1312) were posted to the STB website at the same time as the APPLICATION. Many additional filings are expected. Editor’s […]

NS: Ayer Container Traffic Temporarily “Frozen”

NS: Ayer Container Traffic Temporarily “Frozen”

13.February, Ayer MA – NS has released a flurry of messages regarding winter weather delays and congestion, leading to the temporary cancelation of some trains beginning on 08.February.  As a result of slow gate activity following several rounds of winter storms and frigid temperatures gripping the Northeast and Chicago regions, NS announced in Shipper Alerts […]

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

TRACK CREWS CONTINUE TO MAKE GAINS OVER THE LENGTH OF THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR.

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Up to 25 mph

09.February, North Adams MA – PAR track crews are working into Winter to raise sustained track speeds along the PAS Patriot Corridor. For the first time in years, the current timetable bulletin DOES NOT include the Hoosac Tunnel, authorizing trains to run through the storied bore at the 25 mph timetable maximum. Slow orders also […]

GU: Milford Secondary Traffic to Start

GRAFTON & UPTON RR STRETCHES OPERATIONS BETWEEN CSX B&A/MAIN AND FRANKLIN LINES, STARTING WITH TWO STRONG CUSTOMERS

GU: Milford Secondary Traffic to Start

27.January, Milford MA — Grafton & Upton Railroad will take control of the CSX Milford Secondary on Monday.01.February, with initial plans to operate two trains per week on the line, according to G&U President Michael Milanoski. The 8.35-mi line runs between Milford MA, where it connects with the G&U mainline, and Franklin MA, connecting with […]

NS: Dedicated Auto Rack Pair Wins Back New England Traffic

NS CLAWS BACK PREVIOUS AUTO TRAFFIC AND MORE VIA DEDICATED TRAIN PAIR WITH DAILY ASPIRATIONS.

NS: Dedicated Auto Rack Pair Wins Back New England Traffic

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 […]

PAR: Freight Main Line Speeds Up

WITH PATRIOT CORRIDOR SPEEDS UP SUBSTANTIALLY, AND 'KEAG LINE DUE FOR MAJOR SPRING UPGRADE, CSX WILL BE ACQUIRING A SHIP-SHAPE MAIN LINE.

PAR: Freight Main Line Speeds Up

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). […]

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Bends (but doesn’t break) Following Wet Christmas

REBUILT TUNNEL WITHSTANDS HEAVY RAIN AND SNOWMELT, BUT WEST PORTAL EXTERNAL RETAINING WALL LETS GO. SERVICE RESTORED NEXT DAY.

PAS: Hoosac Tunnel Bends (but doesn’t break) Following Wet Christmas

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 […]

MassPort: Boston Harbor Expansion Progresses Past Milestone

HARBOR NAVIGATION IMPROVED WITH DEEPER CHANNELS, BETTER ANCHORAGE, LARGER TURNING BASIN FOR 14K TEU SHIPS

MassPort: Boston Harbor Expansion Progresses Past Milestone

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 […]

PAR Sale: MA Western Delegation Letter Lists Concerns

FOURTEEN STATE LEGISLATORS LIST REGIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SEC'Y POLLACK TO INSERT INTO PROSPECTIVE SALE

PAR Sale: MA Western Delegation Letter Lists Concerns

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 […]

PAS: Clash of the Titans

NORFOLK SOUTHERN HAS PUT A LOT INTO PAN AM SOUTHERN, AND EVERYONE ELSE HAS BENEFITED. PAR SALE WILL QUALIFY AS CHANGE OF CONTROL, AND PUT NS IN THE PATRIOT CORRIDOR DRIVER'S SEAT.

PAS: Clash of the Titans

Pan Am Southern (PAS) is often lumped in as part of, or the same as, Pan Am Railways (PAR); the two are commonly interchanged in conversation. In fact, PAS is an independent, incorporated railroad entity, that owns and operates several hundred miles of former PAR property, transferred to PAS in 2008. In consideration for that […]

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