How will NYA operate 05/16 & 05/17 with Main Line closed ???

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How will NYA operate 05/16 & 05/17 with Main Line closed ???

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu May 14, 2015 10:51 pm

Will NYA run up & down the Central between Bethpage and Babylon this weekend, using the south shore trackage between Babylon and Jamaica, due to the closure of the Main Line because of the Ellison Ave. bridge demolition in Westbury, or are they just going to suspend ops outside of Queens & Brooklyn this weekend ?????
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Re: How will NYA operate 05/16 & 05/17 with Main Line closed

Postby AlKaLI » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:18 am

Reviving this topic because of the next Main Line shutdown for this weekend 10/24 and 10/25.

^Teutobergerwald: To answer your question months later, I don't believe that the NY&A ran on the main that weekend. I went out to New Highway in Farmingdale on Friday evening, May 15 hoping to catch some NY&A action. I was not disappointed. Between around 8:30-10 PM, I saw an eastbound and westbound NY&A train. C & D loads were picked up from Coastal and then empties were dropped by the eastbound. I drove by on Saturday and no cars had been moved by the NY&A.

My guess is that the pattern will repeat itself and this Friday might be a good night for NY&A activity through Farmingdale on the Main.
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Re: How will NYA operate 05/16 & 05/17 with Main Line closed

Postby Amtrak7 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:30 pm

NYAR did not run any freight Z-trains these two outages. A couple freights did run between Farmingdale and points east.

One time last year, during a QUEENS surfacing project, NYAR was sent down the South Shore, something that hasn't happened since.
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Re: How will NYA operate 05/16 & 05/17 with Main Line closed

Postby jayrmli » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:58 pm

One time last year, during a QUEENS surfacing project, NYAR was sent down the South Shore, something that hasn't happened since.


I doubt you will see that routing again for most NYAR moves, as the weight limit has been increased to 286,000 lbs per car, but that is probably only route approved over the Main Line...not the Montauk branch.
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