Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

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Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby Teutobergerwald » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:44 pm

Anybody know if Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington is still an active NYA customer? I haven't seen any boxcars or flatcars spotted in there the past few times I've been past on an LIRR train, most recently on 09/20/12. The gate was locked & the rails of the spur rusty. Kleet Lumber, just east of Nassau-Suffolk, was it's usual full self that day, with two boxcars & three flatcars on it's spur. Business down at Nassau-Suffolk in comparison to Kleet, or are they going with trucking due to a better price? Thanks.
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby emfinite » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:12 am

You saw the rails? Looks like a jungle covering the track!
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby 4behind2 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:26 am

Business cycles fluctuate, and that dictates rail shipments. Nassau-Suffolk took their cars just behind the building. look for the usual "flat spots" and crushed foliage to indicate the siding was recently used.
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby jayrmli » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:52 pm

The demand for building materials is way down from what it was just a few years ago. Many customers that used to take daily service with multiple carloads of building supplies hardly ever get a switch anymore.

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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:26 pm

I was driving through Huntington this morning and noticed Riverhead Building Supply appears to have taken over operation of the Nassau-Suffolk Lumber location. Anybody know if they resumed NYA service? Kleet had a mix of boxcars and center beams on it's spur.
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby DaveBarraza » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:03 pm

Teutobergerwald wrote:I was driving through Huntington this morning and noticed Riverhead Building Supply appears to have taken over operation of the Nassau-Suffolk Lumber location. Anybody know if they resumed NYA service? Kleet had a mix of boxcars and center beams on it's spur.


Does Riverhead Building Supply use rail at all? Their gigantic facility at Calverton Enterprise Park could easily be served off the NYA spur -if they wanted to.
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby rr503 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:11 pm

Looks like they still take cars
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby LINYARailfan » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:35 pm

The only active customer left in Huntington is Kleet Lumber. Riverhead Building Supply in Riverhead used to take ten carloads annually, the minimum amount that prevents the LIRR from yanking the switch. That lumber yard is now owned by Marjam Lumber which already takes carloads in Farmingdale. I'm not sure if there are plans for Marjam in Riverhead to start taking cars? Does anybody know if Marjam Lumber in Riverhead will start to take cars at their Riverhead Location? Thanks
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby dedm30junk » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:32 pm

They been taking cars like 1 or 2 center beam loads a month
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby freightguy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Riverhead Building Supply takes cars at the Brookhaven Rail Terminal.
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby Teutobergerwald » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:25 am

Any customers served by NYA at the Huntington team yard? I remember seeing tankcars within the past 3 years or so, and a few boxcars and gondolas (not LIRR's own fleet) before that, every so often. Saw a Penn Central gondola there with some sort of shrink-wrapped palletized load in 2007 or early '08- snow on the ground, as I recall.
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:41 am

Two Southern Pacific double-door boxcars and two loaded center beams at Kleet this past week on Monday when I passed by enroute to a point east. Nice to see SP rolling stock out on the iron 20+ years after the hostile takeover.
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Re: Nassau-Suffolk Lumber in Huntington

Postby freightguy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:27 pm

Two Southern Pacific double-door boxcars and two loaded center beams at Kleet this past week on Monday when I passed by enroute to a point east. Nice to see SP rolling stock out on the iron 20+ years after the hostile takeover.

Even better BNSF still has engines rolling around in BN green or ATSF blue and yellow. Velvet Top took cars in Huntington Team and Greenlawn also. Now it's a once a week( Sat) trip to Kleet.
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