Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Erie Limited » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:11 pm

Here is an image of the rail train at Liberty Ave this morning:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/573107

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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:37 am

Nice photo. Have they laid the tracks yet, and are they replacing old ties and track or is this new siding track ?
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:37 am

So what's been going on lately on the Irvington/Hillside Industrial Branch?
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:43 am

Is the paper company in Irvington still receiving boxcars?
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Erie Limited » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:08 pm

The new (relay) rail is still sitting on the ground between Liberty and Hillside Avenues. No sign of any significant trackwork yet.

It has been a few weeks since I've noticed any box cars headed to the paper company. Their deliveries are sporadic, unlike Oasis who gets several veg oil tank cars per day, so it's possible that I missed something.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:36 am

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:09 am

I realize this is an old thread but I think the company that gets the plastic pellets at the Nye Ave team track in Irvington is Plastico Co. Inc. , their on Loretta St in Irvington.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:16 am

Anything new happening on the Irvington/Hillside Industrial Branch? Also, is the former Bristol Myers plant totally vacant? And is the switch and siding still intact?
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby time » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:17 pm

I saw a train go over the Rt. 78 bridge late on Thursday evening (Feb 23). Well, I saw a light and heard a horn... at 70 mph and in the dark, that's all I could make out without running someone off the road.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Erie Limited » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:41 pm

Joseph DeLuisi wrote:Anything new happening on the Irvington/Hillside Industrial Branch? Also, is the former Bristol Myers plant totally vacant? And is the switch and siding still intact?


Nothing really new happening lately. The relay rail is still rusting in place. I'm starting to think it was dropped there well in advance of any actual project for storage purposes.

I don't think the Bristol Myers switch has been intact for many years, maybe since the late 70s. The property currently has some tenants, one of which seems to be a landscaping operation.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:05 am

Thanks for the info. Is Oasis Foods in Hillside still receiving vegetable oil tankers? Also, is the paper company in Irvington (Cummings Inc) getting service? And the lumber company in Irvington, Manufacturers Reserve receive service? And there was a Korean frozen fish distributor in Hillside that got sporadic service, the name is Seoul Shik Poom.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby ccutler » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:16 am

Oasis still gets tank cars...can been seen from I-78.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Erie Limited » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:14 pm

Joseph DeLuisi wrote:Thanks for the info. Is Oasis Foods in Hillside still receiving vegetable oil tankers? Also, is the paper company in Irvington (Cummings Inc) getting service? And the lumber company in Irvington, Manufacturers Reserve receive service? And there was a Korean frozen fish distributor in Hillside that got sporadic service, the name is Seoul Shik Poom.


Oasis is by far the most active customer on the line. They have a multi-track storage yard adjacent to I-78 and receive multiple loads each weekday (I'd guess an average of 4-5 per day).

I haven't seen 50' box cars of paper recently, but it seems the paper company only gets serviced sporadically. I haven't seen lumber on the branch in many years. I think the only reason they run to the end of the line in Irvington is to use the run-around there.

Seoul Shik Poom gets an occasional high-cube 50' box car. There was one spotted there today, actually.

Aside from that, there are plastic pellet cars spotted below Liberty Ave. I think those are for Hillside Plastics. They do get regular service, as well.
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Re: Hillside/Irvington industrial branch

Postby Joseph DeLuisi » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:33 am

OK, thanks for the update.
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