Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

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Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby rb » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:35 pm

Hi, all.

I know Toys R Us is a major shipper for the M&E. I am curious about what products they receive by rail. Can someone please fill me in?

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Postby james1787 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:17 am

If I had to guess, I would say toys? :-D
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Postby njt4172 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:53 pm

They get box cars.... I saw a string of about 5 of them last week! With the holiday season coming up i'm sure they will be busy...They have been known to bring 20+ cars down there!

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Postby cjvrr » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:19 am

Yep, I think they are Santa's helpers too. Delivering toys to stores near you.
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Postby Ol' Loco Guy » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:44 pm

Disposable diapers !!!!

They cube out out well before they weight out.

Toys come from....CHINA...in containers.
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Postby rb » Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:26 pm

That's what I figured--bulk paper/sanitary products. What toy factories are left in the US or even Mexico? Nobody ships finished consumer products by rail. I heard RCA was shipping boxcars of TVs from Mexico to the midwest, but I'm not sure if that goes on anymore.

If anyone has more specific info on the Toys R Us moves, I'd appreciate it.
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Postby gravelyfan » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:03 pm

rb wrote:That's what I figured--bulk paper/sanitary products. What toy factories are left in the US or even Mexico? Nobody ships finished consumer products by rail. I heard RCA was shipping boxcars of TVs from Mexico to the midwest, but I'm not sure if that goes on anymore.

If anyone has more specific info on the Toys R Us moves, I'd appreciate it.


My info is a little old (say 5+ years) but at one time Toys R Us was receiving all of those big "Little Tikes" things (like playhouses, etc.) in box cars from the factory in Ohio. Don't know if that business still exists.
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Re: Toys R Us

Postby blockline4180 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:14 pm

Took a hike today on the old High Bridge Branch(Columbia Trail) from Long Valley to Flanders. I checked out the end of the current M&E line and the tracks were pretty rusted over...Anyone know the last time they served Toys>?? From the looks of it, it seemed to be many months. I was surprised the ties seem to be in good shape up the end of the line.
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Re: Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby ns3010 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:35 am

The last few times I've been down Route 10, the crossing has been filled with dirt and the rails have been snow covered, which means that they haven't been up there in a while. What's up with that?
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Re: Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby blockline4180 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:19 pm

ns3010 wrote:The last few times I've been down Route 10, the crossing has been filled with dirt and the rails have been snow covered, which means that they haven't been up there in a while. What's up with that?



Probably trucking is cheaper...That is my guess... They seem to have been very sporadic over the past few years.
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Re: Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby SemperFidelis » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:43 pm

Also have to remember that Toys R Us hasn't really been doing all that well. It was only a year or two ago when they shut down a lot of their stores.
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Re: Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:47 pm

Any High Bridge Branch traffic south of NJ Route 10 recently? The tracks around downtown Flanders has also been recently overgrown as well.
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Re: Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby ns3010 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:37 pm

It seems like the last thing down there was the Toys For Tots train. And even that was over 3 months ago.
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Re: Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby blockline4180 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:02 pm

ns3010 wrote:It seems like the last thing down there was the Toys For Tots train. And even that was over 3 months ago.



Not good...Usually Target gets a car a week, but if they haven't received anything then maybe Cvitz knows.
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Re: Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

Postby cjvrr » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:13 am

I believe Target is temporarily shut down, possibly the economic downturn?

I don't think Toys R Us has gotten a car in 6 months or more....

Over on the Chester Branch

Holland Manufacturing continues to ship / receive as needed.

Kuiken should come on line when the economy recoops.
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