MHWA Industrial Tracks, Utica

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MHWA Industrial Tracks, Utica

Postby brockwaythemusician » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:04 pm

I was going down Wurz Ave in Utica yesterday and thought I saw new track down behind the scrap metal facility (on the South side of the street between Wurz and the MHWA Yard) and into the open lot between industires. If memory serves me correctly, this area was overgrown the past few years so I can't tell if the tracks are new and getting put in, or if the grass and weeds had just been cleared out and I'd just never seen them there before. They did not appear to have been balasted.

I did some research and according to satelite images from June these tracks were not present, but an older arial image from 2008 not only shows tracks there, but extending back to the warehouses beyond the scrap metal facility... or I could have just been seeing things that don't exist.


My model railroad on this area is going from the planning stage to the building stage, so if indeed new track is being put in I'll need to make a few changes. If anyone can help verify or clarify any of this I would appreciate it.
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Re: MHWA Industrial Tracks, Utica

Postby Gunsnclapton » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:48 pm

Im not positive but I thought they were switching over there a few weeks ago. I was working in the yard there and I could hear em on my hand held radio but I didn't see them. Either that or it could've been them in rome. What scale if you dont mind me asking.
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Re: MHWA Industrial Tracks, Utica

Postby brockwaythemusician » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:05 pm

HO Scale. I just got done measuring the basement and it looks like my Utica Yard is going to be a 24X8 table. Plenty of room for trackage.
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Re: MHWA Industrial Tracks, Utica

Postby Gunsnclapton » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:00 pm

As a matter of fact, I was back there switching with the crew yesterday. They do in fact exist, it is for a feed mill and they take covered hoppers.
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Re: MHWA Industrial Tracks, Utica

Postby kylewalsh24 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:46 pm

there is some new track that went in about a month ago thats not in use yet.
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Re: MHWA Industrial Tracks, Utica

Postby brockwaythemusician » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:41 pm

Wrong side of the street. I was heading back from N Utica today. There were some covered hoppers at the feed mill but across the street sticking out of the snow were two large bright orange bumpers. Those were the tracks I was referring to.

Also as a side question. Behind the feed mill there is another business that has a gate opening up by the tracks. Did that business ever get rail service?
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