GVT office move / NYC roundhouse purchase

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Postby RailKevin » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:29 pm

Where is the current engine house located?
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Postby TB Diamond » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:34 pm

There was no engine house on GVT in Batavia prior to the purchase of the former NYC roundhouse. The engine was kept over in the industrial park west of town when not in use.
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Postby RailKevin » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:42 pm

The Rochester Railfan website listed the "engine house" as next to the "Majic Corrugated" facility. Would that be the last industry on the line as the train rounds the curve toward the interchange yard?

http://www.rochester-railfan.net/dlwr.htm
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Postby nessman » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:05 pm

The engine was stored inside Majic.

Not sure what prompted this new arrangement other than GVT wanting a place to call its own... either that or an increase in traffic at Majic meant no room for the locomotive to be stored inside.
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Postby clearblock » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:09 pm

nessman wrote:The engine was stored inside Majic.

Not sure what prompted this new arrangement other than GVT wanting a place to call its own... either that or an increase in traffic at Majic meant no room for the locomotive to be stored inside.


I don't know if a solution was ever found but one of the issues when they started to use Majic was they could not start the locomotive inside or it filled the building with fumes. They used a tow truck to pull the locomotive out each time they ran.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed May 21, 2008 9:12 pm

It's been five months... any news to report? Any progress?

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Re: GVT office move / NYC roundhouse purchase

Postby dj_paige » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:50 am

Photo of the new enginehouse here
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Re: GVT office move / NYC roundhouse purchase

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:25 am

Anything new in Batavia?
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