CSX: Chessie at the Bat

With apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer, author of "Casey at the Bat."

CSX: Chessie at the Bat

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Jaxville line that day; Applicants stood Oh-for-two with one last chance to play. When Minor hit ground in the yard, and Amended did the same, Applicants finally realized that, perhaps they held the blame. The Clippers were a last-place team atop a weak division, Aghast at their misery’s furtherance […]

PAR: New Lowell MA Home Depot Distribution Center

Another e-commerce focused warehouse on Pan-Am, follows new facility in South Windsor CT, 3 older warehouses

PAR: New Lowell MA Home Depot Distribution Center

01.April, Lowell MA – Another Home Depot e-commerce distribution center is under construction just south of Lowell, adjoining the Pan Am-served MBTA commuter rail Lowell line just south of I-495 The Lowell DC is the company’s fourth in southern New England, along with facilities in Bloomfield CT (near Hartford, served by Central New England RR), […]

NECR: Declining Traffic Prompts Reductions

NECR: Declining Traffic Prompts Reductions

01.April, St. Albans VT – This is no fooling, G&W’s New England Central Railroad (NECR) is scaling back operations and further reducing man hours beginning on 04.April.2021, following continuing declines in traffic levels. NECR has long been an arm for traffic to and from Montreal and New England and between CN and CSXT, however the […]

PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

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 Get your glasses, or click […]

MC: Two New VPs

MC: Two New VPs

20.March, Hyannis MA – Massachusetts Coastal Railroad President and COO Christopher Podgurski announced two senior appointments: Eric Ciborowski returns as Vice President of Railroad Operations, after serving at the MBTA since 2014. Ciborowski brings over 18 Years of Railroad experience, with specific concentrations to Mechanical, Compliance, and Safety Training. Podgurski appreciates Ciborowski’s “no-nonsense approach [that] […]

PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

DEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH. DISMISS THEM AT YOUR PERIL.

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23.March, Washington, DC – Additional concerns have been filed pushing the STB to consider the CSX Application as a major transaction.  In addition to the new filings, the State of Vermont has fired another volley in response to the CSX reply issued in the state’s initial comments. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) […]

B&E/P&S/GWI: Orange is the New Blue

A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF HOW BERKSHIRE & EASTERN (GW) WILL SUPPLANT -- BUT NOT REPLACE -- PAN AM SOUTHERN

B&E/P&S/GWI: Orange is the New Blue

26.February, Washington DC – Many were surprised at the naming of Genesee & Wyoming’s Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC, (a Class III carrier doing business as Berkshire & Eastern Railroad) as the Pan Am Southern operator in the event of CSX’s acquisition of Pan Am Rail Systems. As described in CSX’s APPLICATION to the Board, […]

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 […]