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Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:25 pm

I drove by the Arcade yard today and discovered that the remains of the Arcade wye have been pulled up.

The rail for the old leg of the wye in this pic is now gone:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=145322

Another section of the B&S mainline to Buffalo is gone. Rail laid down in 1905...

I'll have pics up soon.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby RussNelson » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:24 pm

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?way=95039352 I didn't know that even one rail was left.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:46 pm

Pics:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=211989

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=211988

This area has been entirely cleared of trees and brush. It looks great!

I was just told the wye will be rebuilt with a state rail grant.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby charlie6017 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:13 pm

Nice shots Chris.......thanks!! ;-)
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:39 am

thebigham wrote: I was just told the wye will be rebuilt with a state rail grant.


An interesting development. Perhaps they can use it to turn equipment to equalize wear on the trucks.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:43 pm

Work began this week on rebuilding the wye.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:36 am

I will check it out in a few weeks when I am in town for the stockholder's meeting.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:28 pm

^Let me know when we are in town. I'd like to meet you!
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:40 pm

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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Mon May 05, 2014 10:35 am

The remaining leg of the wye had its rail replaced last week with heavier rail.

It was probably the original rail laid down in 1905.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Tue May 13, 2014 10:42 pm

Workers were working on the new switch today for the new "leg" track of the wye.

The former "coach" track will connect to the new wye.

The 3 old boxcars (2 orange/1 green) now sit on unconnected track!

Work has also begun on the new passing siding that will be behind Prestolite.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Mon May 19, 2014 6:08 am

Thanks for the update. It looks like they are rebuilding the south/east portion of the wye long enough to turn the entire passenger train in one go.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 am

^The stub track is not long enough for the entire train.

More like a loco and 2 cars...

I visited yard yesterday.

The new leg of the wye is done.

They just have to do ballasting/tamping.

Work is being done on the new siding behind Prestolite. Working on the grade right now...
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:56 am

I've seen some freight cars and passenger cars on the leg of the new wye. I don't think all of it is in service yet.

The new siding behind Prestolite is in! It's not in service yet.
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Re: Remains of Arcade wye removed

Postby thebigham » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:28 pm

There are cars parked on the wye tonight.

On the tail track which is the old B&S grade...

Looks like it is in service now!
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