New M&E Customer Whippany Line

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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby blockline4180 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:25 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:One if not both if the signals of the Ridgedale crossing on the Vornado industrial had been removed. Channel Lumber also saw the end in 1991 as well.


One of the crossing signals is still there, well it was last time I was through there about 2 months ago.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby RS115 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:34 pm

There is still one there (on the Vornado side of the road) as of the last Sat in March
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:23 pm

The entire trackage within the Vornado industrial park is intact, though several warehouse are now vacant.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby Angus202 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:30 am

..Those that are occupied have bricked up their rail docks, sad thing.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby SemperFidelis » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:38 pm

Oh that's nice, a joke about the local populace.

However, my father in law works in the schools there and can confirm that remark...
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:41 pm

lets talk about the Vornado spur, not speculate about kids in school.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby roachcoach1186 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:12 am

It's taken them over 3 years since they moved in but they have finally started their new building construction for E&S Foods.

Started in the summer and now the building that was virtually on South Jefferson is gone.

The original link to the daily record doesn't work anymore but there was a mention the company could possibly get rail service.

The original plan was to use the DOT entrance for delivers, however that plan is gonna be tough to see happening as 287 is having the bridge rebuilt until fall 2014. There is no shoulder for safe deceleration off 287 North.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:20 pm

blockline4180 wrote:
R36 Combine Coach wrote:One if not both if the signals of the Ridgedale crossing on the Vornado industrial had been removed. Channel Lumber also saw the end in 1991 as well.


One of the crossing signals is still there, well it was last time I was through there about 2 months ago.

As an update the remaining signal (on the northbound lane) has been replaced with an "out-of-service" sign within the last few months.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby ccutler » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:41 pm

does anyone have an update on traffic volumes and customers on the Whippany line?
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby riffian » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:38 pm

Don't know the answer to your questions and in fact am not even from the area, but recently uploaded Google Earth images tend to indicate there are two customers on Merry Lane in East Hanover (adjacent to one another and taking tank cars) and B&G foods, which appears to be at the end of the line next to I-280. Appears to be no other active sidings, except for stored equipment. Track appears to end in the vicinity of I-280, just beyond B&G.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby therudycometh » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:43 pm

These are the current M&E customers on the Whippany Line:

Anderol Specialty Lubricants
B&G Foods
Givaudan Flavors
Kuiken Brothers
Renewable Energy Group
Whippany Railway Museum
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby ccutler » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:48 pm

Thanks! Much busier freight line than I would have thought.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby therudycometh » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:24 pm

ccutler wrote:Thanks! Much busier freight line than I would have thought.

No problem! And yes, with the recent addition of REG, the line is seeing a lot more service.
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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby blockline4180 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:41 am

therudycometh wrote:
ccutler wrote:Thanks! Much busier freight line than I would have thought.

No problem! And yes, with the recent addition of REG, the line is seeing a lot more service.



Rudy,


How often does Kuikens in Roseland receive cars?? They seem to be a new addition as well!! I'm guessing they get center beams or bulkhead flats??

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Re: New M&E Customer Whippany Line

Postby therudycometh » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:28 am

blockline4180 wrote:
therudycometh wrote:
ccutler wrote:Thanks! Much busier freight line than I would have thought.

No problem! And yes, with the recent addition of REG, the line is seeing a lot more service.



Rudy,


How often does Kuikens in Roseland receive cars?? They seem to be a new addition as well!! I'm guessing they get center beams or bulkhead flats??

Thanks!

Rarely. We do occasionally get a centerbeam in for them - there was a big turmoil on these forums when it happened about a year ago.
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