A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

All about the Arcade & Attica Railroad

Moderator: Benjamin Maggi

A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:28 pm

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/s ... 2F2%2F2017

Arcade & Attica Railroad Corp., Wyoming County: $1.3 million to rehabilitate a bridge and 6 miles of track to accommodate heavier rail cars.
thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby joesbag » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:53 am

This is GREAT news! They can lift the Curriers to North Java portion out of the mud and possibly in the future have special excursions to N. Java again?
joesbag
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:54 pm
Location: small middle Tennessee town on the former Tennessee Central

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:49 am

^Yes!

Supposedly work will begin in 2018.

I was hoping for this year.
thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:39 pm

Arcade Herald article
Attachments
100_3036.JPG
thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby joesbag » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:22 pm

Thanks for posting bigham!
joesbag
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:54 pm
Location: small middle Tennessee town on the former Tennessee Central

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:29 am

The A&A has been brushcutting from Curriers to North Java.

Track rehab will begin next year on this section.

They're really opened up the right of way. I'll take some pictures soon.
thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby mkirsch » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:03 pm

You mean eventually I'll be able to go to Smokey's and not see "squiggletrack?"
mkirsch
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:31 pm

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:22 am

The contractor has begun preparations for this rehab.
Attachments
100_3841.JPG
Tuesday, April 10
thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby joesbag » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:06 pm

I was just thinking about this today wondering when they might begin. Great News!
joesbag
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:54 pm
Location: small middle Tennessee town on the former Tennessee Central

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:48 am

thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby mkirsch » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:20 am

Any word on exactly what type of work will be performed? Obviously new ties, but will rails be replaced? Any grade work, such as along the swamp?
mkirsch
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:31 pm

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby BSOR Patarak » Sun May 27, 2018 8:26 am

There was a small section of heavier rail installed north of Curriers. The reflecting pond received a new culvert and was drained considerably. Other culverts were replaced. A lot of ditching is being done on both sides to dry out bad sections. Nearly 2 out of 3 ties were changed out. Ballasting and tamping will commence in the next couple of weeks. A&A crews have been running freight evenings to accommodate the track work.
User avatar
BSOR Patarak
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:44 am
Location: Western NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Sun May 27, 2018 11:50 am

^Thanks, Pat!

I have to get out this week and take pics.
thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY

Re: A&A Receives New York State Rail Grant

Postby thebigham » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:49 am

Pics taken Tuesday June 12, of the rehab between Curriers and North Java.

New ties are in. Ditching completed. Ballasting has begun with tamping to follow.

Pics of the "upper" Rt 98 crossing at Java Center.
Attachments
100_4045.JPG
100_4047.JPG
100_4048.JPG
thebigham
 
Posts: 3521
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Arcade, NY


Return to Arcade & Attica Railroad

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest