Any coal trains left in New York State?

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Re: Any coal trains left in New York State?

Postby RailKevin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:54 pm

I think the 5 track yard behind Dunlop served the Huntley Station. The western lead went through the unloading shed (which sent the coal underground to the station). The lead continued west over River Road and into the station (probably for electric equipment installation).
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Re: Any coal trains left in New York State?

Postby tk48states » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:28 pm

Forgot to mention earlier, last year went to a school reunion in Boston, rented a Ford and went to the CSX yard in Framingham. Yardmaster tried to kick me out but when I told him I’d worked for the SP we got to talking and I asked him about coal trains on his railroad, he said kind of wistfully that there were no more coal trains in New England. Maybe he was only referring to CSX. Spent most of the day there and only saw commuter trains, missed the Boston section of the Lake Shore Ltd.
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Re: Any coal trains left in New York State?

Postby thebigham » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:01 pm

charlie6017 wrote:
tk48states wrote:There used to be an occasional eastbound coal train on the ex Erie main through Wellsville, destination unknown. Probably history now, is there currently any traffic on this line at all?


Just a turn-job from Olean to Hornell a couple times a week, that's really it. I hope some more traffic will someday
run on this line, too.

Charlie


The WNY&P only operates regularly from Olean to Cuba.

Once in a great while, they will run to Hornell for a wayward car or special movement.

The WNY&P's main interchange is with the B&P at Salamanca.

and...

The B&P has operated two 55-car coal trains to Buffalo in February.
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Re: Any coal trains left in New York State?

Postby NHV 669 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:14 pm

Coal moves in small quantities to the Rumford, ME mill, I don't see any other reason for it to move through New England at this point, especially unit trains.
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Re: Any coal trains left in New York State?

Postby charlie6017 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:49 pm

thebigham wrote:
charlie6017 wrote:
tk48states wrote:There used to be an occasional eastbound coal train on the ex Erie main through Wellsville, destination unknown. Probably history now, is there currently any traffic on this line at all?


Just a turn-job from Olean to Hornell a couple times a week, that's really it. I hope some more traffic will someday
run on this line, too.

Charlie


The WNY&P only operates regularly from Olean to Cuba.

Once in a great while, they will run to Hornell for a wayward car or special movement.

The WNY&P's main interchange is with the B&P at Salamanca.

and...

The B&P has operated two 55-car coal trains to Buffalo in February.


Thanks Chris! 😎
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