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PAS 23K threads its way through Wachusett construction

About 8 years ago, the MBTA invested in an extension of Fitchburg line commuter service out to Wachusett, turning a somewhat decrepit 2 track freight only operation into a much improved 3 track zone. The tie stacks sit on what will become the Wachusett station platform track. NS D9 9280 leads the 23K IM train west - not only has the symbol changed to 265 but 9280 has been transformed into #4589, an AC44C6M 4400 hp unit with AC traction motors. Ironically the rehabbed unit can no longer lead on this section of PAS as it doesn't have the required ACSES PTC capability.

Photographed by John Barlow, January 8, 2016.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, December 7, 2023.
Railroad: Pan Am Southern.

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Nice composition.

Posted by Alan LaPierre on 2023-12-08 12:21:25

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