Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

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Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby vin5581 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:16 pm

There looks to be a new customer in the Richmond Hill team Yard on Leffert's Blvd. I do not know who the customer is, but some sort of dry commodity bulk material is being shipped out of the yard. There is a brand new conveyor belt and chute system to load covered hoppers. Spotted there last night are two, two bay covered hoppers . I will post pics hopefully tomorrow.
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby freightguy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:38 am

I believe it's some sort of company that has started to ship out crushed/recycled glass or maybe plastic.
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby vin5581 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:57 pm

Correct . EWS glass in Jamaica.
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby DogBert » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:10 pm

Glass Recycling?!!

Any details on the customer?

I only ask because I heard recently that there's not much of a market for mixed color recycled glass - though if the glass is separated (as it is apparently by the machines at supermarkets), it's easier to reuse.

This could be a really long term customer, given the amount of glass waste in NYC.
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby rb » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:27 pm

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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby rb » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:58 pm

There's a photo in the latest NYA newsletter: http://www.anacostia.com/sites/www.anac ... er2016.pdf
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby rr503 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:19 pm

What's the red thing in the foreground? Trackmobile?
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby DogBert » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:25 pm

rr503 wrote:What's the red thing in the foreground? Trackmobile?

Looks like a bobcat. Tiny little front end loader.
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby Sir Ray » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:40 am

I'd second that's a Bobcat loader.

However, what's interesting to me was this line from the article:
"they leased a formerly vacant NY&A property in Richmond Hill, Queens"
So the Richmond Hill team track was no longer used by any other traffic flow until EWG glass recycling started shipping?
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Re: Richmond Hill Lefferts Blvd Team Yard

Postby Teutobergerwald » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:29 pm

That bit about the team yard being unused until this glass recycling customer came along must be wrong. Boxcars and flatcars for one or two local lumber yards almost always spotted on the track next to the Key Food parking lot, but then again, the last time I had been by there was in November, so maybe NYA lost the lumber business there? Anybody know?
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