New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

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New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby JPoland » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:47 pm

Seems that I heard that MOW equipment and new cars has to be trucked in that the connection is OOS...Seems that I have seen NYC subway cars flying down I-81 to the city via flatbed.
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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby BR&P » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:50 pm

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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby nydepot » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:04 am

South Brooklyn Railway is the outside connection.

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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby mohawkrailfan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:51 pm

I'm surprised - I always assumed there was a connection in Yonkers.
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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby rr503 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:13 pm

Nope. There, and there's another one at the linden shops along the Bay Ridge Branch. See:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6573141 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Used for getting deliveries of rail, ties, etc.

There used to be more, but those are gone now.
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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:01 am

What remains of the South Brooklyn RY is connected to NJNY,and NY&A at Bay Ridge,used for the Subway Diesel loco deliveries.
Unionport Yard(Bronx) might have been a New Haven/NYW&B interchange in the past.
The other possible connection is from the Bay Ridge Branch at Livonia ave area /Linden ave shop connection(IRT/BMT)
Subway cars were on flatcars went moved on the RR's,some of the newer cars have been moved as "High-Wide" loads on lowboy trailers.
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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby TomNelligan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:34 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Unionport Yard(Bronx) might have been a New Haven/NYW&B interchange in the past.


When the NYW&B was abandoned and its Bronx trackage became the NYCTA's Dyre Avenue Line, a single track connection was left in place between the NH Harlem River branch (which had been used by the Westchester) and the new subway branch via the original NYW&B viaduct. This rail/subway connection was used for delivery of some or all of the IRT Redbirds as documented by a news photo that appeared in the early 1960s in Trains Magazine. I don't know when the Bronx connection was removed, but it was quite a few years ago.
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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:29 pm

mohawkrailfan wrote:I'm surprised - I always assumed there was a connection in Yonkers.


That's random.

Subway cars don't get moved on their own wheels, but they are often shipped by rail on heavy duty flatcars.

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Re: New York Subway freight connection with outside world?

Postby tree68 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:01 am

I could be wrong - but isn't there a coupler issue?
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