Poland Spring Shipping Water on Trains from Waterville
Poland Spring Water is increasingly using trains to move its bottled water from Maine to markets in Massachusetts.
The company on Friday will begin shipping containers on trains from a previously unused intermodal facility in Waterville. Trucks will be hauling the containers to Waterville from the company's bottling plant in Kingfield.
The trains will travel to the Portland waterfront, where railroad crews will add additional Poland Spring containers hauled there by truck from the company's bottling plant in Hollis.
The train will then travel to Ayer, Massachusetts. There, the containers will be put on trucks and delivered to nearby wholesale suppliers.
The company plans to move 105 containers a week on the railroad, operated by Pan Am Railways. The trains will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (AP)