Arch st RIP, Long Live Wheelspur

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Re: Arch st RIP, Long Live Wheelspur

Postby DogBert » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:07 pm

ccutler wrote:I rode my bike around Wheelspur today and saw 4 tank cars, 6 box cars, and 2 lumber centerbeam cars in wheelspur. Further east appeared to be two gondola cars. I am guessing those cars might be for SIMS metal recycling but they could just as easily be for MOW.

Also east of wheelspur I saw this cut of 9 two-bay covered hoppers. Where do they come from? I've never seen them on the transfer run from Oak Point Yard.

Those gons are a mystery. I don't think they are for sims as sims has no siding. There were 3 back there last weekend.

Those cars at Maspeth are stone cars that come down on P&W. I suspect it's more finely crushed stone than the usual cars? They've been showing up at maspeth since at least this spring (plus maybe a few last summer).
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Re: Arch st RIP, Long Live Wheelspur

Postby freightguy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:33 pm

I asked the crew of CHFP, the shorties are sand or cement for NYC. Maybe something with all the BQE bridge work in the area? Sometimes you'll see a clip of them on that train on P&W.
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