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The railroad yard next to the Allston/Brighton toll booths
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NadCixelsyd
2013-03-11 19:29:07 UTC
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For the first time that I can remember since the inception of the MA
Turnpike extension (1964), the railroad yard next to the Allston toll
booths was vacant. Neither a boxcar nor flatcar to be seen. What's
up? Where do they now assemble freight trains?
Garrett Wollman
2013-03-11 21:54:01 UTC
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For the first time that I can remember since the inception of the MA
Turnpike extension (1964), the railroad yard next to the Allston toll
booths was vacant. Neither a boxcar nor flatcar to be seen. What's
up? Where do they now assemble freight trains?
Beacon Park closed for good earlier this month.

CSX is now using yards in Worcester and one of the "borough"s (maybe
Westborough?), closer to the suburban distribution centers where their
main intermodal clients are. Eventually the MBTA will end up with two
through tracks and a rebuilt connection to the Grand Junction, and
Harvard will get the rest (they own the land). Houghton Chemical will
apparently still be served by a spur off the main line, but it will be
part of a local train originating from Worcester.

-GAWollman
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