Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:43 pm

RailKevin wrote:Would the stretch of track from the wye at Cairn Street to the Lincoln Park shops be considered a part of the "Belt Line"?


No, the Belt Line started at the wye and went from there. So just from Cairn Street on is where those 35 were.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby sd80mac » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:40 am

BR&P wrote:B&O's 1954 Form 6 showed 35 named customers on the Belt Line alone, not counting team track customers. Image



Team track customers?
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:41 am

Well, it would not have listed them because there was no way of knowing who would or would not be a customer at any given time.

Or are you asking what a team track customer was? A team track was a railroad-owned siding for the use of anyone who did not have their own siding, and got its name from the team of horses which used to pull a wagon up to the cars. . In some cases the TT was used by a given customer regularly and for years - for example Miller Brick used to get many, many cars of bricks from team tracks at Ridge Road, both on the NYC and the B&O. On the other hand, there might be some company who had a 1-time only move of something, and again it would be sent to a team track.

Team tracks varied in size, from a small spur which held 2 or 3 cars, up to big long tracks accommodating 25 or 30 cars at a time.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby sd80mac » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:33 am

BR&P wrote:
sd80mac wrote:Team track customers?


Or are you asking what a team track customer was? A team track was a railroad-owned siding for the use of anyone who did not have their own siding, and got its name from the team of horses which used to pull a wagon up to the cars.


This one...

Thanks! just like what CSX and NS is having now.. Flex transfer where trucks comes in to transfer materials from cars to trucks. Then trucks bring materials to the customers who don't have the tracks or don't have access to the tracks.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:08 pm

I got lucky yesterday and caught the southbound road train leaving Brooks Ave. yard, so I decided
to chase it all the way to Caledonia-Mumford. The consist was 4 engines and 28 cars, most of them
loaded covered hoppers full of salt.

Beautiful day for a chase!

First shots are at Fisher Rd., leaving the yard.

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:11 pm

Then I went to the crossing at Brook Road and grabbed a few shots......

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:12 pm

Then crossing over Rte 383 past Scottsville on the way to Caledonia-Mumford.....

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:53 pm

Lastly approaching and passing the Rte. 36 crossing in Mumford, hope you enjoyed the pics! :-D

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby CPSmith » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:15 pm

Very nice photos. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:12 am

GREAT pics!

What's the current schedule for Silver Springs?
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:21 am

Thanks for the pictures. I have always wanted to chase that train, but thought it operated at night.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:58 pm

Thank you all for the kind words. I happened upon this train purely by accident, I drove down Beahan Road just to
peek down the tracks and see what was going on and when I got to the crossing, the power was going across.

The train left right about high noon, but I'm not sure if this is their actual schedule. It was a pretty easy chase, I would
say the train speed was about 25-30 mph or so.

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:27 pm

I went to the exBR&P station in Freedom on the former R&S.

The station is very bad shape. One side of the station is open to the elements and the floor inside has collapsed.

Pics here:

http://photos.greatrails.net/show/?orde ... =1&key=712

Trackside pic: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=235161
"Bulletins" board: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=235160
Former grade which is now a snowmobile trail: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=235159
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:40 pm

Chris, didn't know you were on the September bus trip!
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:52 pm

^Yes, I was on it.

I had wanted to be on the Friday trip, but I couldn't due to a family event. And you all were in Arcade! Where I live! lol
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