PAR Sale: Halfway there?

STRANGERS ON THE TRAIN INDICATE PAR SALE ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TRACK THAN EVERYONE EXPECTED. CSX, NS, AND CONRAIL SENIOR EXECUTIVES COMB EAST DEERFIELD AND MECHANICVILLE YARDS.

PAR Sale: Halfway there?

15.October, East Deerfield MA – After weeks running back and forth along the PAR Main Line beneath peaking New England foliage, leaving only a churning wake of fluttering fallen leaves and head-scratching speculation, the post-PAR world is taking some shape. After disposing of countless rumors and gathering the few plausible truths, a surprising but sensible prospect has emerged to resolve the […]

FRA awards $32 million CRISI grants to northeast rails

FRA awards $32 million CRISI grants to northeast rails

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected 50 projects in 29 states to receive competitive grant funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program.  The projects selected include a wide variety of railroad investments that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of freight and […]

NEGS/PLL: White Mtn. Line Gets (Some) New Ties

NHDOT Affirms Railroads' Value to the State with Small, but Meaningful Tie Job to Retain Reliable Class 3 Conditions Along 73-Mile Stretch.

NEGS/PLL: White Mtn. Line Gets (Some) New Ties

NHDOT Affirms Railroads’ Value to the State with Small, but Meaningful Tie Job to Retain Reliable Class 3 Conditions Along 73-Mile Stretch.

PAR/CSX: First Merrimack Station Coal Arrives

Eighty Loads of Coal Delivered without Incident at Merrimack Station. First of a Dozen or More Unit Trains Expected Through December to Replenish Stock for Venerable Peaking Plant. CSX Routing Nearly All the Way.

PAR/CSX: First Merrimack Station Coal Arrives

29 November, Bow NH – Loaded with coal dug from one or more operational mines along the Monongahela, Loveridge Secondary, or Fairmont Subdivision lines on the Monongahela lines on the PA/WV border, CSX N618-27 was identified on mid-morning, 27.November heading east out of Willard OH yard, bound for Bow NH via Buffalo, Selkirk and Worcester. The Willard location […]

PAR/CSX: Bow Coal On New Route

Numerous Sources Indicate that as many as a Dozen Unit Coal Trains will Begin Deliveries to Merrimack Station Starting this Month. New Route will Avoid NS. Protests Expected.

PAR/CSX: Bow Coal On New Route

15 November, Bow NH – For the first time since the winter of 2016/2017, Merrimack Station generation plant in Bow, NH is due to replenish its stock of coal. The plant serves to meet winter surge demand. ANRP-exclusive and public sources state that the plant requires a dozen or more deliveries to meet its requirements over […]

NECR: Proposed NH C&D Transfer Station On Hold

American Recycling Withdrew its Application to Operate a C&D Transfer Station Along the CCRR. Vocal Opponents Were Part of the Reason, but Reversal of Lebanon Landfill's C&D Moratorium the Major Factor.

NECR: Proposed NH C&D Transfer Station On Hold

28 August, Claremont NH – City planning board proceedings related to the project have been underway since April, as traditional C&D landfill disposal options were working to block C&D from their facilities. After two meetings and a site visit, the City declined to give its “conditional approval” to the project at least until American Recycling presented […]