Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby SecaucusJunction » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:18 pm

The only chance the line would have of seeing any traffic this year would be a reroute of the R&N trains. Next year, when the big ships come in, you can hope NS wants to move some containers to western NY, New England or Canada. With the trash deal being shot down, I don't know where any other traffic would ever come from.
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby pumpers » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:19 am

SecaucusJunction wrote: With the trash deal being shot down...

What was this all about? I heard something maybe a year ago about CSX getting a big new trash contract (of NYC garbage, perhaps translated in NJ?), part of which was going to be carried on NYSW, maybe to Syracuse, with the CSX River line too busy with oil??. Does this ring a bell and did anything come of it? Maybe just some regular NYSW 100 and 99 traffic? Jim S
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby SecaucusJunction » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:56 pm

The Finger Lakes railroad was attempting to ship NYC trash to Seneca Meadows Landfill in the area. The long term deal was recently negated by the NIMBY's in the area (and others that weren't really in the area). NYC now needs to find a new place to send all the trash by the time the Marine Transfer stations open next year.
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby waldwickrailfan » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:54 am

Strates train went west on the Tier Wednesday. 2 D9's and an SD90MAC. After trying to have the train go west with 1 engine, and finding the E-bell was stolen at Middletown, they got the previous night's H70 power (D9 and 90MAC) from Hillburn. Finally west west from Middletown around 4:45pm. I chased it to Binghamton. It was daylight up to Hancock
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby SecaucusJunction » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:01 pm

Hooray for the one good train per year that traverses that route!
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby pumpers » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:57 pm

Speaking of Hancock, way back when, was there ever a connection between the Erie and the NYO&W Scranton branch at Hancock? From old maps it doesn't look like it, with the NYO&W (now Route 17 east of town) being much higher and passing over the Erie which was down by the water. But I thought I would check. JS
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby Marty Feldner » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:11 pm

No connection.
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby pumpers » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:18 pm

not even through a local freight track? Was thinking of possible Erie detours after reading about Hurricane Diane damage in 1955. JS
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:38 am

The difference in elevation between the Erie and O&W would have made for a rather steep grade if a connecting track had been built. Both RRs needed their track gangs to repair flood damage, which probably could have been done faster than constructing a connecting track at Hancock.
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby ricebrianrice » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:39 am

Two "F" style Units are sitting next to Front Street in Binghamton on NYSW
GSLX 1306 & GSLX 1304. Any ideas what they are, and where they are going?
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:39 am

The F units are going to the Stourbridge RR for excursion service.
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby MACTRAXX » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:13 am

Matt Langworthy wrote:The F units are going to the Stourbridge RR for excursion service.


RBR and Matt: Those two F units are former CP/AMT (Montreal) in two distinct color schemes.
Good to know that the Stourbridge (DL&S) Railroad will preserve them...
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby MARKON » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:25 am

Seems like a lot of MOW action around Deposit NY.. More action planned?
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby SecaucusJunction » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:27 pm

It usually goes into the "a whole lot of effort for nothing" category.
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Re: Southern Tier - East of Binghamton

Postby oibu » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:32 am

Yes, unfortunately. Track the last few years is back to CR stack train era conditions, but still no trains. Maybe the handout from NYS for the bridge (even after all of the tax breaks NS has already been given) will at least slightly temper NS' continued efforts to still fight the civil war, but aside from a major regime change in upper management, I've about given up on these guys. 20 years of broken promises at this point. I can't think of one thing NS was claiming they would do in NY back in 1998 that has actually taken place (other than finally doing the bridge, thanks to NYS coin) as we head toward 2018.
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