"Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

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"Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby BR&P » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:13 pm

1995, Fulton NY. Armstrong's plant engine sports "Armtrak" lettering, complete with an Amtrak logo. :P

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Re: Armtrak loco

Postby nydepot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:52 pm

It's stored now - no rail service.
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Re: Armtrak loco

Postby BR&P » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:51 pm

nydepot wrote:It's stored no - no rail service.


They are not using rail at all now? Image
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby nydepot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:37 pm

Nope.
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby BR&P » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:40 pm

Too bad. It was a busy place back then. Two tracks for unloading covered hoppers, a track for tank cars of.....latex????.....a track for boxcars, and I can'r recall how many tracks out near the gate for inbounds and outbounds to and from Conrail.

I used to do a lot of contract repair on the covered hoppers - plugged lines, leaking discharge pipes, etc. Also got called a couple times for rerailing when they had one off. Good people to work with.
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby lvrr325 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:35 am

Corporate is so anti-rail that when the only way a person who worked there could get a delivery done on time was to send the trucks through Dewitt and by train, they almost lost their job.

They pulled out all the tracks just this last fall except for the shed the engine is in.

any idea what size that guy is, what it might weigh?
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby BR&P » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:49 am

lvrr325 wrote:Corporate is so anti-rail that when the only way a person who worked there could get a delivery done on time was to send the trucks through Dewitt and by train, they almost lost their job.

They pulled out all the tracks just this last fall except for the shed the engine is in.

any idea what size that guy is, what it might weigh?


Well, if the tracks are gone, they'll never come back. :(

I am not an expert on critters but would guess 25 to 35 tons. I think it's a Plymouth but feel free to correct me if not.
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby TB Diamond » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:42 pm

Unit appears to be a Plymouth MDT 35 ton (reference Critters, Dinkys & Centercabs by Jay Reed)
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby nydepot » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:48 pm

All track in place. Unit is kept plugged in. Just no rail service.


BR&P wrote:
lvrr325 wrote:Corporate is so anti-rail that when the only way a person who worked there could get a delivery done on time was to send the trucks through Dewitt and by train, they almost lost their job.

They pulled out all the tracks just this last fall except for the shed the engine is in.

any idea what size that guy is, what it might weigh?


Well, if the tracks are gone, they'll never come back. :(

I am not an expert on critters but would guess 25 to 35 tons. I think it's a Plymouth but feel free to correct me if not.
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:41 am

I know a guy who lives right around the corner from here. The tracks were all removed late last fall, including the crossing over NY-481.
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Re: "Armtrak" loco - Fulton, NY

Postby nydepot » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 am

Oh, I visited in the summer last year. They did say they never expected to use rail again. Oh well.

lvrr325 wrote:I know a guy who lives right around the corner from here. The tracks were all removed late last fall, including the crossing over NY-481.
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