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Date: 12/04/04 21:26
CSX's Boston Line
Author: Detector

How many trains use the Boston Line in a 24hour period? Thank you for your information. Detector out



Date: 12/05/04 04:34
Re: CSX's Boston Line
Author: JPB

This info was just posted on a yahoo thread list for the CSX B&A route:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/CSX-Boston-Line/message/1886

Train count depends where you are but it looks like ~ 25 CSX road trains per day plus some locals, 4 Amtraks (LSL and Vermonter), and scads of T commuter trains east of Worcester.



Date: 12/05/04 05:22
Re: CSX's Boston Line
Author: railnuts

Well here's the latest list that i came up with...........

B&A Train Symbols


Symbol Origin Destination Operates*
Q113 Boston, MA Chicago-Global 1, IL Tuesday-Saturday
Q114 Chicago-TOFC, IL Boston, MA Daily
Q115 Boston, MA Rose Lake, IL Monday-Saturday
Q116 Rose Lake, IL Boston, MA Monday-Friday
L116 Rose Lake, IL Boston, MA Saturday
Q117 Boston, MA Chicago-TOFC, IL Monday-Saturday
L117 Boston, MA Chicago-TOFC, IL Sunday
Q119 Boston, MA Chicago-TOFC, IL Tuesday-Saturday
X119 Boston, MA Chicago-TOFC, IL Sunday-Monday
Q140 Chicago, TOFC, IL Boston, MA Daily
Q167 Boston, MA Columbus-TV, OH Monday-Friday
Q168 Selkirk, NY Boston, MA Wednesday-Saturday
L170 Selkirk, NY Worcester, MA Thursday
Q174 Jacksonville, FL Boston, MA Daily
Q264 Cleveland-Collinwood, OH Framingham, MA Daily
Q274 Cleveland-Collinwood, OH Ayer, MA Daily
Q283 Boston, MA Buffalo, NY Daily
Q293 Ayer, MA Selkirk, NY As Needed
Q420 Selkirk, NY Boston, MA Monday-Friday
L420 Selkirk, NY Boston, MA Saturday-Sunday
Q421 Boston, MA Selkirk, NY Monday-Friday
L421 Boston, MA Selkirk, NY Saturday-Sunday
Q422 Selkirk, NY Worcester, MA Monday-Friday
Q423 Worcester, MA Selkirk, NY Tuesday-Saturday
Q424 Selkirk, NY West Springfield, MA Daily
Q425 West Springfield, MA Selkirk, NY Daily
Q426 Selkirk, NY Barbers Station, MA Monday-Friday
L426 Selkirk, NY Barbers Station, MA Saturday-Sunday
Q427 Barbers Station, MA Selkirk, NY Monday-Friday
L427 Barbers Station, MA Selkirk, NY Saturday-Sunday
Q436 Selkirk, NY Framingham, MA Monday-Friday
L436 Selkirk, NY Framingham, MA Saturday-Sunday
Q437 Framingham, MA Selkirk, NY Daily
P448 Albany, NY Boston, MA Daily
P449 Boston, MA Albany, NY Daily



Locals
B710 Readville-Norwood(M-F)
B721 Chelsea-Boston(Su-Th)
B722 Framingham-Westboro (Su-Th)
B723 Framingham Switcher (Tu-Sa)
B724 Framingham-Leominster (M-F)
B725 Framingham-Attleboro (Su-Th)
B726 Middleboro-Attleboro (Su-Th)
B727 Middleboro-Fall River (M-F)
B729 Middleboro-Braintree (M, W, F)
B729 Middleboro-New Bedford (Tu, Th)
B730 W. Springfield-Pittsfield (Su-Th)
B731 Readville-Framingham (M-F)
B732 Readville-Foxboro (M-F)
B733 Readville-S. Boston (Su-Th)
B735 Walpole-Attleboro (M-F)
B736 Walpole-Milford (Su-Th)
B739 W. Springfield-Indian Orchard (M-F)
B740 W. Springfield-Palmer (M-F)
B741 W.Springfield-Ludlow (M-F)
B743 Pittsfield Local (M-F)



Date: 12/05/04 07:04
Re: CSX's Boston Line
Author: bn2189

Hey Railnuts... always good to see your information on here. Do you have a website up these days? I always liked to check in with recent foreign power sightings on the B&A...

Maltby Turn out.



Date: 12/05/04 13:57
Re: CSX's Boston Line
Author: Dick

If you would like to see all of CSX's Boston Line trains on video we have two videos taken on that line in the past two years: CSX in the Berkshires in 2002, and Palmer MA - New England Hot Spot in 2003. Each of these show all of the trains on the Boston line for over 24 hours and are available in DVD and VHS.

Dick Eisfeller
Big “E” Productions
Greenland, NH 03840
800-832-1228
web page: www.trainvideos.com
email: bigeee@genitech.com
Our videos always show the whole train with all trains identified by symbol, origin, and destination. Expert commentary tells about the history and recent changes in operations on the lines covered in the video.



Date: 12/05/04 16:03
Re: CSX's Boston Line
Author: pwh

Where is Barbers Station, MA?



Date: 12/05/04 18:52
Re: CSX's Boston Line
Author: dwil89

Dick Wrote:
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> If you would like to see all of CSX's Boston Line
> trains on video we have two videos taken on that
> line in the past two years: CSX in the Berkshires
> in 2002, and Palmer MA - New England Hot Spot in
> 2003. Each of these show all of the trains on the
> Boston line for over 24 hours and are available in
> DVD and VHS.
>
> Dick Eisfeller
> Big “E” Productions
> Greenland, NH 03840
> 800-832-1228
> web page: www.trainvideos.com
> email: bigeee@genitech.com
> Our videos always show the whole train with all
> trains identified by symbol, origin, and
> destination. Expert commentary tells about the
> history and recent changes in operations on the
> lines covered in the video.
>I can vouch for that...I have the 2 part tape of 24 hours at Horseshoe Curve from Big E from 1998 before the takeover by NS.I also have 24hrs on the River Line (West Shore of Hudson in NY) I have watcged both a number of times....Dave Williams





Date: 12/05/04 19:36
Re: CSX's Boston Line/Barbers
Author: toledopatch

pwh Wrote:
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> Where is Barbers Station, MA?


Barbers is a junction of Boston & Maine and Providence & Worcester trackage on the north side of Worcester. It's where CSX interchanges trains to Guilford via the Ayer-Worcester line. CSX has trackage rights over the P&W between CP-45 and Barbers to reach this location. The trackage rights date back to the early 1990s when Guilford moved its principal Conrail interchange to Worcester from Rotterdam Junction, NY so it could reduce maintenance on the ex-B&M main line across western Massachusetts.



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