CNZR - Armory Branch

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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby bwparker1 » Wed May 24, 2017 12:17 pm

Jedijk88 wrote:Reflective Recycling of New England in South Windsor looks to be rail served from the Armory Branch. Does the CNZR switch this facility ?


No, that is the last customer switched by the CSOR I believe. Also, the facility was sold to Strategic Materials within the past year or two, so it is no longer Reflective Recycling.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby Tpochron33 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:56 pm

Does anyone have any updates on the status of the branch......pass through alot but seems to be no movement on the line......
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby bwparker1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:20 pm

Tpochron33 wrote:Does anyone have any updates on the status of the branch......pass through alot but seems to be no movement on the line......


There is a CSOR Facebook group that seems to have semi-frequent updates on the operations in the greater Hartford area. They include and welcome posts/questions on the CNZR and there is an engineer for CNZR that is active in the group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/110607852373710/

Recently it was posted that Tri-State Brick in Manchester was stopping the practice of receiving inbound box cars of brick. This was the last customer east of the East Hartford "yard". I posted that on a CSOR thread over in the class III forum for G&W. This response was posted and some of the information is relevant to the activity, or lack thereof, on the CSOR into CNZR Armory branch.

East Hartford still has a transload operation going on and they still store the gondola cars for C&d in the yard. Off the SW line their is a siding that receives fruits, veg, produce. Further down the line on SW there is lumber, as well as a tank car siding (not sure what is in the tank cars) and that is about it. CNZR still gets are car or two delivered but that is pretty much done with for the season I believe. The Manchester line from School street in East Hartford to Manchester is pretty much OOS. They did do the third crossing though with tar just before the line goes across rte 84. This was badly needed for automobile traffic and not so much for rail. CSO is just about done on these two lines unless they can get out there and find new customers.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby Tpochron33 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:44 am

Thanks I'll check that out any info on the armory line north to mass...
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby FLRailFan1 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:54 pm

I wonder if CSO would sell the lines (Armory and the Manchester branches) to CNEZ...AJ will promote the lines...G&W doesn't seem interested in those lines.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby owendal402 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:15 pm

Tpochron33 wrote:Does anyone have any updates on the status of the branch......pass through alot but seems to be no movement on the line......


From what I can gather, the line is active by CSO south of Neyra Industries, and is active north of there to the CNZR yard seasonally. The only customer on the CNZR side is Crop Production Services right in the same yard and is active during the growing season
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:04 am

Strategic Materials of South Windsor, which is past Neyra Industries to the northeast, but not by much, has a spur, and was somewhat recently actively shipping processed glass outbound. I don't know their current status.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby Larry » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 pm

A.J.Belliveau just called to say he had a 27 car train headed up the Bloomfield Branch today. Not the largest train they have had (35) but that is some train to go up that brain. I wish I was there to have seen it.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby Plate C » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:05 am

For real? There have been a number of boxcars in the Hartford Yard recently but not sure I saw enough to equal that...? CNZR typically moves maybe 10 cars a day if lucky, unless this is an uptick of building supplies as we head into Spring? Just missed CNZR make the exchange yesterday but with that many cars and a 10MPH speed I figure I would have seen something. Think they were in/out by 11, right before Amtrak.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby Larry » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:50 pm

A.J. told me himself it was 27 cars. He had 4 from the day before and the CSO dropped off 23 so he was also surprised on that many.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby Larry » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:55 pm

CNZR is now taking the loads of Brick that used to be delivered in Manchester just this past fall by CSO and is having the unloaded at the Crop Industries up in Enfield. I saw two box cars on the interchange just shy of Sullivan Ave in S. Windsor plus one car for the Crop Industries. Way to go A.J. At least he knows what good customer service is.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby NH2060 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:01 am

Just out of curiosity how much of the re-purposed concrete ties have been installed? The most recent StreetView shots don’t seem to indicate much if anything has happened with them.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby Jedijk88 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:19 am

Any chance of the railroad developing customers north of Crop Production? I heard ramblings recently about Martin Brower wanting to move inbound loads of french fries by rail, but it would mean leasing a pool of cryo-reefers ( i believe by the railroad?? ) and it never went anywhere.
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Re: CNZR - Armory Branch

Postby bwparker1 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:19 pm

Would seem extremely unlikely in the near to moderate future...
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