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 […]

NEGS: Sale To United Rail Falls Through

Sale Agreement for the Venerable Line, Announced in February, Runs Out of Steam at 30 June Deadline. NEGS Operations to Continue as Before.

NEGS: Sale To United Rail Falls Through

31 July, Concord NH – The sale agreement between Las Vegas-based United Rail, Inc. (UR) and NEGS owner Peter Dearness was announced on 25 February, without any additional details. The deal was not consummated by the 30 June expiration date, which was revealed by Dearness on 30 July {David Brooks, Concord Monitor, 30.July.2019}. The deal was hailed […]

“Bomb Trains” Edge “Freedom Gas” In U.S. House Vote

By 26 Votes, House Amends H.R. 3055 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to Thwart DOT Action on Railing LNG. New England Delegation Almost Uniform in Rejecting Presidential Initiative to Reduce Region's Highest-in-Nation Electricity Costs.

“Bomb Trains” Edge “Freedom Gas” In U.S. House Vote

(The political branding fad may have jumped the shark in the debate over transporting liquified natural gas (LNG) by rail. “Bomb Train” was coined by some witty fellow in the wake of the 2013 Lac Megantic CBR disaster; “Freedom Gas” has entered the language only in the last month by a poetic U.S. Dept. of […]