Uxbridge Police will “throw the book” at anyone caught dropping their pants and pooping on trains as they pass by under bridge

Yes you read that correct! Uxbridge Police received a report from P&W  Railroad employees that people are defecating off of bridges and onto trains as they pass by. In an interview in the  Telegram and Gazette Uxbridge police said that 4 individuals were reported to be on the bridge on Route 122 when they dropped their pants on defecated on the train. When the Uxbridge police arrived the area was clear. The Uxbridge Police report several of the overpasses along the tracks have fresh … [Read more...]

Full-Scale Thomas & Friends® Attraction to Debut at New England’s Historic Edaville USA in 2015

Thomas & Friends® Attraction to Debut at New England’s Historic Edaville in 2015 Thomas the Tank Engine®, along with his friends and favorite destinations from the Island of Sodor, will come to life next year with the opening of the Thomas Land™ theme park within Edaville USA, a family amusement park and heritage railroad located in South Carver, MA, convenient to  the greater Boston and Providence areas. Thomas Landwill be the largest permanent Thomas & Friends® attraction in North … [Read more...]

Surface Transportation Board Alerted Petitioners Final Reply Due – Citizens Looking to Raise $5,000 for Attorney Fees – Grafton Upton Railroad News

Last week the Federal Surface Transportation Board alerted the Petitioners final statements regarding the preemption status of the activities at G & U Railroad are due in 10 days. The Surface and Transportation Board will review the final statements from both parties prior to making their final decision on whether or not the activities at G & U Railroad fall under preemptive status. A group of citizens are requesting one last round of donations for the closing statement. Submitted … [Read more...]

Senator Moore Supports Upton Petitioners – Grafton Upton Railroad

On March 8, 2013 Senator Michael Moore of the Second Worcester District sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board to the attention of the Honorable Daniel R. Elliott III regarding Diana Del Grosso, et al - Petition for Declaratory Order, Finance Docket No 35653 in support of the Petitioners. In the letter Senator Moore states in part "I support their decision to protect their health, safety, quality of life and to invoke their constitutional right to petition a federal board to … [Read more...]

Good Cause Exists to Grant Petitioners’ Request for Postponement – Grafton Upton Railroad News

On February 28, 2013, Petitioners filed a petition seeking postponement of the March 11, 2013 due date for the filing of their response to G&U’s reply. On March 7, 2013 The Surface Transportation Board found good cause exists to grant Petitioners' request for postponement. The decision states "suspending the procedural schedule at this time will avoid unnecessary filings and will allow the Board to fully consider Petitioners’ reconsideration request and G&U’s reply.  The orderly and … [Read more...]

Grafton Upton Railroad News

On February 13, 2013 the Upton Board of Health wrote a letter to the Surface Transportation Board regarding the Grafton Upton Railroad. In the letter signed by Sherri Berger, Al Holman, and Richard Dejardins, the Upton Board of Health states in part: "G&U has been cooperative and accommodating in permitting the Board to conduct inspections and has engaged in an open and constructive dialogue with the Board in order to take appropriate actions when requested by the Board. The Board of Health … [Read more...]