Providence & Worcester Railroad Operations Freight Schedule List


Updated 2/1/09


New haven,Ct (Cedar Hill Yard) CT-1 - 0730 M-F,
On the Middletown Branch CT-1 services the Reeds Gap Tilcon Plant (when stone is in season) in Durham, Connecticut (stone) and Dyno-Nobel in Middlefield, Connecticut. On the Portland Running Track CT-1 services Smurfit Stone Container (paper) and Murphy Road Recycling (construction debris). On the Berlin Branch MSR Brick is serviced (brick) as well as Primary Steel (steel). On the Belle Dock Running Track CT-1 services Gateway Terminal (steel in), and Logistec (coil out).

CT-1X - as needed (usually once a week)
to interchange construction debris cars with the Connecticut Southern Railroad in Hartford, Connecticut. The train travels north on the Middletown Branch to Middletown, Connecticut and utilizes the recently reactivated Hartford Branch.

CT-2 - 1930 Sun-Th,(in season)
,CT-2 services the Tilcon Plant in Danbury, Connecticut (stone) on the Maybrook Line and Rings End Lumber in Bethel, Connecticut (lumber). CT-2 will use one of two routings to get to Danbury, Connecticut. They will either travel on the Metro Northís Waterbury Branch before traveling on the Housatonicís Maybrook Line in Derby, Connecticut, or they will go via Metro North to South Norwalk, Connecticut and head up the Danbury Branch

CHFP - 2000 M-Th,
They travel from New Haven, Connecticut to Fresh Pond, New York via Metro North from New Haven, Connecticut to New Rochelle, New York, then via Amtrak from New Rochelle, New York to Oak Point, New York, then via CSX from Oak Point, New York to Fresh Pond, New York where the stone is interchanged with the Long Island Railroad and the New York and Atlantic Railroad. FPCH returns the next day (with same crew after rest) via the reverse routing.

Fresh Pond Jct.,NY
FPCH - 1000 Th-F,
(same as above)Empty stone train to Cedar Hill,CT. when in season

Plainfield,CT
NR-4 - 1815 Su-Th,
They will switch Osterman Gas and Rawson Materials In Plainfield, Connectictu before traveling west along the recently reactivated Willimantic Branch to interchange general freight with the New England Central Railroad in Willimantic, Connecticut. They will also switch Federal Paper in Versailles, Connecticut.

NR-3 - 0815 M-F,
services Osterman Gas, Growell Brands (fertilizer and soil in and calcium chloride out) and Strategic Materials (crushed glass out) within the Plainfield yard limits. Shetucket Iron and Metals in Norwich, Connecticut and Dow Chemical in Ledyard, Connecticut are also switched by NR-3. They also services Frito Lay and the Staples Warehouse in Dayville, Connecticut, as well as International Paper and Impact Plastics in Putnam, Connecticut. The Wauregan Tilcon Plant is also switched by NR-3 when stone is in season

NR-2 - 0715 M-F,
On the Norwich Main Line, NR-2 services Shetucket Iron and Metal in Norwich, and Spicer Gas in Groton. NR-2 also services all customers on Amtrakís Shoreline between Groton and New Haven, which include Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut (once or twice a year), Rings End Lumber in East Lyme, Connecticut (lumber), Fortune Plastics in Old Saybrook,Connecticut (plastics), Landon Lumber in Madison, Connecticut (lumber), Unilever in Clinton, Connecticut (petroleum jelly), and Stanley Bostich in Clinton, Connecticut (wire).When stone is in season, NR-2 will service the Midway Tilcon Plant in Groton (stone), the Old Saybrook Tilcon Plant (stone), and the Branford Tilcon Plant (stone).

NRWO/WONR - 1730 Su-Th,
NRWO travels north to Worcester, Massachusetts with general freight switched out by NR-2 and NR-3. NRWO will also work the Gardner Branch, when needed, to interchange general freight with Pan Am Railways in Gardner, Massachusetts. When stone is in season, NRWO will switch the Wauregan Tilcon Plant.

Valley Falls,RI
PR-3 - 0700 M-F,
PR-3 switches the following customers at the Port of Providence, Rhode Island: Waterson Terminal Services (responsible for loading coal and aluminum oxide), Motiva Enterprises (ethanol), Leigh High Cement, Metals Recycling, Coastal Recycling, Univar Chemical, Northern Pacific Lumber, and the Fieldís Terminal Building. The fly ash transload spot was moved from Pawtucket Yards to the Port of Providence. PR-3 will also service Spaulding Brick in Cranston, Rhode Island Mann Chemical in Appanaug, Rhode Island, and Arnold Lumber in Kingston, Rhode Island.

PR-2 - 0830 M-F,
In the morning, PR-2 services customers on the East Providence Branch which include State Line Scrap, Teknor Apex (plastics), Quebecor Printing/Packaging Graphics (paper), United Paper Stock (scrap paper), Key Container (paper), Atlantic Plywood (plywood), Pond View-Transload America (construction debris), Tanner Industries (ammonia), Homestead Baking (flour), Metals USA (steel), and the MBTA Interchange as needed in Seekonk, Massachusetts. NES, located in the Darlington Yards, ships out two to three car loads a year of granite to Florida. In the afternoon PR-2 services Osram Sylvania (sand), Dean Warehouse (mostly paper), Pawtucket Yards includes Capco Steel and Roberts Chemical (peroxide), Barker Steel (rebar) on the Moshassuck Running Track, Bunge (cooking oil), Providence Journal (paper), and Baer Supply (laminates and particle board). PR-2 will also travel north to Woonsocket, Rhode Island to service Ralco Industries (plastics) and Denman and Davis Steel on the Slatersville Branch as needed. PR-2 will also switch Motiva Enterprises as needed. Osram Sylvania and Dean Warehouse are sometimes serviced in the morning.

PRWO/WOPR - 1730 Sun,1630 Mo-Th,
If there is no coal to move PRWO will take general freight switched out by PR-3 and PR-2.PRWO will deliver coal destined for Mount Tom to Pan Am Railways in Gardner, Massachusetts. Coal destined for Northeast Utilities will remain in Worcester, Massachusetts until there are enough loads for a PWBO. PRWO will switch Ralco Industries (plastics) in Woonsocket, Rhode Island as needed. WOPR will deliver general freight and coal empties to Valley Falls, Rhode Island for PR-3 and PR-2.

Worcester,Ma
MFS-? (occasional Coal,Ethanol,or special customer move, ? replaced with date of extra)

WODA/DAWO - 2100 Su-Th
--- WODA delivers general freight and autoracks to the Seaview Railroad in Davisville,Rhode Island, as well as empty coal hoppers to the Valley Falls Yard, or Cranston Yard as needed. They will also service Mann Chemical in Appanaug, Rhode Island, and Arnold Lumber in Kingston, Rhode Island on Amtrakís Northeast Corridor. If coal is running to the Mount Tom Power Plant, DAWO will pick up general freight cars switched out by PR-2 and PR-3 in the Providence Receiving Yard on their way north.

PWBO/BOPW - as required --
PWBO is an as needed coal train consisting of anywhere between 60 and 85 loads at a time with dedicated P&W power (usually five locomotives). The train travels north to Ayer, Massachusetts via Pan Am Railways Worcester Main where it heads east on Pan Amís District 3 and District 2 before heading north on the Northern Main where Northeast Utilities Merrimack Power Plant is located in Bow, New Hampshire. BOPW is PWBOís counterpart.

PWMT/MTPW - as required --
Coal train from Gardner,Ma to Mt. Tom Power Plant in Holyoke,Ma via Guilford Freight Main --- P&W Power used

WX-1 - 0730 M-F,
WX-1 switches the following customers in the Greenwood Yard in Worcester, Massachusetts: Aggregate Industries (now closed), Mid-State Packaging, Cargill, and Rand Whitney. They also switch *Aggregate Industries (cement) and Polyvinyl Films, both in Sutton, Massachusetts on the Providence Main. They will travel south to Northbridge, Massachusetts to work Riverdale Mills, and Woonsocket, Rhode Island to work Ralco Industries (plastics) or Denman and Davis Steel on the Slatersville Branch as needed. On the Norwich Branch they will switch Polar Soda (Worcester), Atlas Distributors (Auburn), Liqui Box (Auburn), All American Steel and Aluminum (Auburn), R&M Warehouse (Oxford), Den-L (Oxford), and Shields Packaging (Webster). WX-1 will work the Gardner Branch, when needed, to interchange general freight with Pan Am Railways in Gardner, Massachusetts.

WX-2 - 1700 M-F,
WX-2 will sort and classify incoming freight, as well as switch Wiser (Intermodel Yard) in Worcester, Massachusetts. They will deliver empty intermodal cars to CSX at CP45 in Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as make up WOPR, WONR, and WODA's train. WX-2 will also work the Gardner Branch, when needed, to interchange general freight with Pan Am Railways in Gardner, Massachusetts.

WX-3 - 0830 M-F
WX-3 will sort and classify incoming freight, as well as switch Wiser (Intermodal Yard) in Worcester, Massachusetts. They will also switch the following customers in Greenwood Yard in Worcester, Massachusetts: Dennison Lube, Penzoil, American Polymers, RVJ, and ECM Plastics. WX-3 will also work the Gardner Branch, when needed, to interchange general freight with Pan Am Railways in Gardner, Massachusetts.

Worc Extra - 0800 Sunday,
They will sort and classify incoming freight, as well as switch Wiser (Intermodal Yard) in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Worcester Extra will also work the Gardner Branch, when needed, to interchange general freight with Pan Am Railways in Gardner, Massachusetts


(Do Not always count on Schedules being right they are are always subject to change sometimes due to work of MOW crews, derailments, engine breakdown ,delays and on the Amtrak Shore Line passanger train delays)


Thanks goes out to the following people that helped me with this info:
Dave Horree
Tom Mik
Steve Carlson
Jay Pease
Nick Palazini
Ronald Chouinard
David Jodoin
Mike Sholtz
Henry Bordeau jr.

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