NYNJ Rail Sightings

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby jtunnel » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:57 pm

Drove through the NYNJR Port Jersey side on Sunday.

Lots of new cameras and security guards running around, so I stayed in my car.

http://jtunnel.rrpicturearchives.net/ar ... 054&Page=1

Business looks better since my last trip, Not as many covered hoppers, but lots of busy/new boxcar business.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rscott417 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:22 am

Nice, so they still have #1133. I was wondering what happened to it, even got a new logo on the cab, some sort of lighting on the roof and the red stripe across the hood is gone.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby ccutler » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:27 pm

Someone mentioned that they got some warehouse business that used to be conducted at Port Newark. The business moved when the PA razed some warehouses to make room for container storage for the port.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rr503 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:03 am

Yup! A company called P Judge and Sons, I think...

I vaguely remember an article on it in a Conrail newsletter -- lemme try to dig it up...

Edit: see page 6
http://www.conrail.com/wp-content/uploa ... h-2015.pdf
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rr503 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:33 pm

Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby gregorygrice » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:44 pm

rr503 wrote:Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.


Very up
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby upton » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:09 am

Daytime FS-70 is getting heavier and now needs three (3) G)-38's to pull.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby upton » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:44 am

My mistake. of course it is RS-70 NOT FS-70.
Same location but many years ago showing the Westbound Shelter Island Express.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby railfan365 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:17 pm

gregorygrice wrote:
rr503 wrote:Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.


Very up


Is the increase all divided between NJ and the Bay Ridge Interchange? Or is there more traffic along 1st Avenue?
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby gregorygrice » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:57 pm

railfan365 wrote:
gregorygrice wrote:
rr503 wrote:Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.


Very up


Is the increase all divided between NJ and the Bay Ridge Interchange? Or is there more traffic along 1st Avenue?


A majority of the cars you see in jtunnels photos are interchange for NYAR
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rr503 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:01 am

I think SIMS is all that's left on 1st.

However, I think depending on how the SBMT RFP goes, we may see more.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby ccutler » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:16 am

I am wondering how much of the increased traffic is truly new, versus NYAR shifting traffic away from CSX to NS because of service issues?
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby gregorygrice » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:11 pm

ccutler wrote:I am wondering how much of the increased traffic is truly new, versus NYAR shifting traffic away from CSX to NS because of service issues?


No traffic has been shifted from CSX. Traffic from both CSX and NYNJ has increased. The only effect "HH" has really had on CSX service is late inbounds.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby railfan365 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:19 pm

rr503 wrote:I think SIMS is all that's left on 1st.

However, I think depending on how the SBMT RFP goes, we may see more.



It's a shame that after they refurbished the tracks along 1st Avenue and in 39th Street Yard, their customer base along !st has plummeted. Between that, and shifting the float operation to Bay Ridge, track usage is now a token.

It's still a good thing that the work was done - since there is a customer to serve, and a better basis for trying win over/back others. Foes anyone konow what businesses are currently along the route who might reasonable engage in shipping by rail?
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