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Hicksville operations

Postby LRail » Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:23 pm

Is there a daily schedule of activities at the Hicksville yard?
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Postby jayrmli » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:59 pm

You can usually catch a green Chevy Blazer peeling out of the yard around noon to go to Home Depot. :wink:

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Postby Jayjay1213 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:16 pm

Tue-Fri, anytime between 1330-1530, that would be the best time to catch the RS-30.
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Postby Legio X » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:49 pm

No Saturday-Monday action at Hicksville Yard?
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Postby Jayjay1213 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:25 pm

It is not as reliable on Sat-Mon as it is on Tue-Fri.
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Postby Legio X » Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:45 pm

I read in another topic here on the NYA forum that Hicksville Yard is not really capable of being a base for NYA trains because of the configuration of the trackage. What would have to be done to make it more than just a team yard for off-line customers?
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Postby Legio X » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:21 pm

Passed by the yard today and saw, besides the usual gondolas and covered hoppers, a cut of tankcars and a bulkhead flatcar on the eastern-most track. Who are these tankcars for? I can recall seeing tankcars here only a couple of times back in the '80's and never (along with any other freight) during the '90's.
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Postby Legio X » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:01 pm

Tankcars at Hicksville for who!!!???
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Postby phantom » Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:21 am

Calcium Chloride (de-icer) I believe for aircraft deicing is transloaded by Velvetop
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Postby Legio X » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:01 pm

Is NYA loading scrap at Hicksville? There is an MS (what line is that?) gondola loaded with scrap to the top coupled to another MS gondola that does'nt appear to be as full. There's also a bathtub gondola on the same track. The covered hoppers still in the yard are obviously getting visited by socio-economically deprived ghetto youth from a certain neighborhood west of the Wantagh Pkwy. on what looks like a fairly often basis.....
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Postby eotd » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:57 pm

man, Legio seems so alone in this thread. i don't think i've ever been to Hicksville, but MS is the Michigan Shore Railroad.

found this on the line: "Incorporated Sep. 27, 1990. Michigan Shore is a 10 mile carrier at Muskegon, Mi. An affiliate of Railtex’s Mid-Michigan, MS runs on ex-Grand Trunk Western and Pennsylvania branch line acquired from D&M sister railroad Central Michigan."

That's all i got! :wink:
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Postby pgengler » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:18 pm

Legio X wrote:Is NYA loading scrap at Hicksville? There is an MS (what line is that?) gondola loaded with scrap to the top coupled to another MS gondola that does'nt appear to be as full.


I think I saw those gondolas heading west yesterday afternoon; I caught 151 leading 156 and three gondolas through the Merillon Avenue station at around 15:45 yesterday.
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Postby phantom » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:51 pm

MS gons as well as several other road names are leased for some of our customers. American Steel in Hicksville loads scrap steel at our transload facility which is shipped to buyers offline. They are one of several recycler/ scrap customers we have.
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Postby Legio X » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:12 pm

So add scrap metal to the list of Hicksville Yard business....
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Postby Legio X » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:34 pm

Any lumber/building products get delivered to Hicksville lately?
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