upturn in freight on RV line?

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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:20 am

One correction...the switch to the BRI station from the LV line IS connected [now] on Google maps. But there is no activity on the line to the BRI transfer facility.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:39 pm

I took the RV Line to Somerville today and was happy to see four pellet covered hoppers at the siding in Plainfield. The Chimney Rock branch had a pile of new ties alongside it. Finderne and Bound Brook full of pellet cars as usual. Nothing else of note.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:07 pm

I was pleased to see two freight cars spotted at Somerville Lumber on the Chimney Rock branch. The track to the quarry is also done but not yet operational, and the associated road work looks completed.

I'm not sure the title of this thread still applies as I aven't seen new business on the line since the warehouses in Finderne started shipping a few years ago.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:23 pm

I rode by the Finderne warehouse last week. There were the usual 50+ covered hoppers in the SIT yard. But there were also two modern gondolas in the siding into the industry on the south side of the SIT yard. Does anyone have an idea of what they are shipping/receiving?
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby many19 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:58 am

So I take the RVL everyday. I know BRI waste terminal was no longer receiving Garbage containers but lately I've seen at least 5 to 10 flat cars a week.
Is BRI getting back to the rail service for disposal.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:25 am

Yes, in a big way. Sunday morning I saw a NS eastbound train at the Roycefield runner hauling 170 of the 20' trash containers labeled "Bridgewater Resources." I assume it's a weekly run. I think most of the trash is construction debris and paper/fiber but can't be sure.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby pdtrains » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:09 pm

Not too sure what BRI has to do do with freight traffic on the RVL. Cars for them never touch the RVL main. They are on the ex-reading passenger main from Manville.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby many19 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:46 pm

pdtrains wrote:Not too sure what BRI has to do do with freight traffic on the RVL. Cars for them never touch the RVL main. They are on the ex-reading passenger main from Manville.


I am sorry if I made a mistake on my explanation. I ride the train on the RVL. I know the BRI spur doe not connect with the old CNJ main line anymore. I was just making the observation that a large number of flats with the blue containers was being delivered there again.
Does anyone know the schedule for the trains in and out of BRI
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby many19 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:47 pm

ccutler wrote:Yes, in a big way. Sunday morning I saw a NS eastbound train at the Roycefield runner hauling 170 of the 20' trash containers labeled "Bridgewater Resources." I assume it's a weekly run. I think most of the trash is construction debris and paper/fiber but can't be sure.

Do you have a schedule for their trains in and out of the spur
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:51 pm

No sorry. I saw the train arriving early Sunday morning around 7:30am.

On the RVL, it appears that the shipper south of the SIT covered hopper yard in Finderne received another gondola by Sunday morning.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:34 am

I drove on the Finderne avenue overpass on Sunday and saw 4 [!] gondolas in the south siding, along with the usual 75 or so plastic pellet covered hoppers that I believe act as warehousing there. What are they shipping in the gondolas? Anyone know?
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby NYSW2300 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:24 am

ccutler wrote:I drove on the Finderne avenue overpass on Sunday and saw 4 [!] gondolas in the south siding, along with the usual 75 or so plastic pellet covered hoppers that I believe act as warehousing there. What are they shipping in the gondolas? Anyone know?


Can you get a car number?
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:04 am

No, next time I am on my bike I will look.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:36 pm

I rode by Finderne avenue again and there were 5 empty black gondolas spotted in the siding, next to the spot where the 50-100 covered hoppers are kept. Unfortunately I forgot to check the car numbers...hopefully I will remember next time.
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Re: upturn in freight on RV line?

Postby ccutler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:39 pm

My guess is that the gondolas are bringing in dirt for a warehouse construction project that is west of the siding near Adamsville Road.
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