papabarn wrote:From the Upton Planning Board.
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At 5:44 am on 25 April 2013 In an article entitled "Grafton-Upton Railroad Wins Award", Associate Regional Editor Danielle Horn of the GraftonPatch staff wrote:
The following press release was submitted on behalf of the Grafton-Upton Railroad.
CSX Transportation, the nation’s largest eastern railroad, has recognized the Grafton and Upton Railroad as one of its fastest growing short line rail partners in the nation for 2012, during which the G and U increased its freight volume handled by 193 percent.
“This shows that the investment in infrastructure and jobs I’ve been making over the last five years is living up to the potential I saw when I purchased the railroad,” said G and U owner and CEO Jon Delli Priscoli. “I thank CSX for recognizing my efforts to revive this historic railroad and make it an economic development engine for the Blackstone Valley.”
CSX officials gave the Short Line Marketing Award to Delli Priscoli at the national carrier’s 23rd Annual Short Line Workshop recently held near their corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.
A passing train heading from Grafton into Upton is suspected of sparking two brush fires Wednesday, with the first fire reported behind the Bushel N’ Peck Deli on Worcester Street shortly after 10 a.m., and the second fire reported behind Cumberland Farms on Upton Street.
daylight4449 wrote:It seems the G&U has had some brush fire issues lately...
http://www.thegraftonnews.com/?p=4004A passing train heading from Grafton into Upton is suspected of sparking two brush fires Wednesday, with the first fire reported behind the Bushel N’ Peck Deli on Worcester Street shortly after 10 a.m., and the second fire reported behind Cumberland Farms on Upton Street.
KEN PATRICK wrote:re: brush fires- what is the ignition source? i can think of only the traction motors feeds. wouldn't weed spraying eliminate the potential? ken patrick
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