Fremont 4th track

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Re: Fremont 4th track

Postby jayrmli » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:16 pm

My guess would be it was removed sometime during PRR/PC/Conrail ownership. Traffic levels were down and there's no need to keep additional track that you don't need, especially in New York State which has always had a harsh way of taxing railroads.
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Re: Fremont 4th track

Postby ccutler » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:43 am

I saw a train of continuously welded rail cross Hell's Gate Bridge southbound just now...might it be for this project?
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Re: Fremont 4th track

Postby freightguy » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:29 pm

LIRR has there own welded rail train. It could be that if it was brown coming back loaded. I also saw Amtrak has had the concrete tie machine working around Pelham and Hellgate vicinity. Just the one freight interchange track wouldn't really warrant a CWR train. I'm thinking more for upcoming LIRR mainline track work programs this spring/summer...
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Re: Fremont 4th track

Postby DogBert » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:37 pm

Whatever it was they must have dropped it off quickly and gone back north. I got back in today around 1:30pm and didn't hear them heading back.

If I recall right I saw the empty train going north a few weeks ago tacked on to the end of the usual morning job.
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