St. Regis Paper location help please

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St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby nydepot » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:40 pm

Could someone provide a map link to where St. Regis Paper was in both Carthage and Deferiet? Thanks.

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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby CPSmith » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:55 pm

The Deferiet location is the industrial complex in center top of photo. Don't know about Carthage.
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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby Leo_Ames » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:24 pm

I've heard it was in West Carthage. Unsure exactly where.
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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby nydepot » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:37 pm

Thank you.

CPSmith wrote:The Deferiet location is the industrial complex in center top of photo. Don't know about Carthage.
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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby tree68 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:09 am

You can pick out most of the rail lines in the satellite images. When you arrive in Deferiet off NYS 3, you're greeted with the embankment that held the tail track.

The Geep that ran there, probably in the final days of the mill, is in Utica at the moment, having found a new life as Adirondack & St Lawrence 6076 on the Adirondack Scenic. It is privately owned.
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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby BR&P » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:27 pm

Which one had a Geep and an RS-1? Had a meeting there one time many years ago about taking over in-plant switching. After consideration we decided not to put in a proposal. Somewhere I believe I still have a map of all the in-plant trackage.
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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby nydepot » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:55 pm

That was Deferiet.


BR&P wrote:Which one had a Geep and an RS-1? Had a meeting there one time many years ago about taking over in-plant switching. After consideration we decided not to put in a proposal. Somewhere I believe I still have a map of all the in-plant trackage.
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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby BR&P » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:02 pm

Thanks Charles.

That place had one of my two all-time favorite track names. Stuff like "Runaround", "Hill Track", and so on are routine, but occasionally there was a track which really stuck in your memory.

If I remember the story right, that plant was going to put in an additional spur or siding somewhere. The rail crews and workers wanted it in one place, but the bigwigs insisted it be put in another place, where it essentially accomplished nothing. In no time flat, and forever afterward as far as I know, that was identified as "The Useless Track". :P

(My other all-time favorite was in the yard at Warren PA, where they had one known as The Rickety Track).
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Re: St. Regis Paper location help please

Postby TB Diamond » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:54 pm

St. Regis Paper utilized a chop nose Alco RS1 as well as a GE 44t.

Champion International Corp. succeeded St. Regis at Deferiet and utilized a EMD GP9 No. 7249 painted light blue with yellow hand rails plus black frame and running gear. Spotted the unit at the plant on October 10, 1986.

Climax Paperboard was situated in West Carthage. This firm had on its property a GE 25t.
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