P&W Stone Trains

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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby fl9m2004 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:57 am

So lets say fpch leaves the hell gate interlocking by 9 when would it get to East Norwalk heading eastbound
And would it meet ct2 heading westbound around same time
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby fl9m2004 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:31 pm

Saw FPCH head eastbound this evening at Bridgeport 2 engines 9059-9014 96 cars
He should be clear of New Haven and almost into cedar hill yard
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby rscott417 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:40 pm

Stone train rolled passed my job around 8/8:15 tonight, didn't catch the motive power.
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby fl9m2004 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:46 pm

It must have been fpch that u heard or saw
Because ct2 comes up Danbury between trains 1899 and 1894
Heard and seen it 14 times this year
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby csx8851 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:35 am

I guess stone season has begun. Feel free to leave your comments about sightings here. If anyone here can go out on a limb and report on CHFP sightings, it would help me catch the return train.
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:35 pm

stone season starts when towns start blacktopping, not any sooner.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:57 pm

But it should be a busier-than-usual blacktopping season with how awful the frost heaves were this winter.
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:35 pm

patch jobs do not require lots of blacktop and small amounts of stone get here by 18 wheeler.
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby freightguy » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:38 pm

FPCH with 76 cars on Wed night. A report from the field!
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby bwparker1 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:07 pm

csx8851 wrote:I guess stone season has begun. Feel free to leave your comments about sightings here. If anyone here can go out on a limb and report on CHFP sightings, it would help me catch the return train.


The P&WRR Yahoo groups are your best bet for getting up to date information on the stone trains. Let me know if you need the links to them.
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby csx8851 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:45 pm

That would help out alot! Thank you
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby AlKaLI » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:40 pm

Bumping an old topic but still active.

Does anyone know about how many cars of aggregate were delivered to the NY&A (CHFP - FPCH) for 2016?
Before the P&W merged, they mentioned this number on their annual letter from the president. I think 2015 was ~5000 cars.
Is this about right? Also, does P&W also now deliver covered hoppers of cement?

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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby SemperFidelis » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:08 pm

About the cement, I would doubt it, my old friend Eli (of whom I haven't thought in many years until this thread...so thank you!) and a few others have the cement racket pretty well tied up with the material being barged into the old Brooklyn Navy Yard. Hard for rail to beat the quantity and pricing allowed by water transport.

That isn't to say they don't haul in any by rail. I would just be surprised.
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Re: P&W Stone Trains

Postby freightguy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:03 am

Bumping an old topic but still active.

Does anyone know about how many cars of aggregate were delivered to the NY&A (CHFP - FPCH) for 2016?
Before the P&W merged, they mentioned this number on their annual letter from the president. I think 2015 was ~5000 cars.
Is this about right? Also, does P&W also now deliver covered hoppers of cement?

Replies are most welcome.
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I think the tally was around 8800 cars, however more volume with a lot of cars being 286k. Stone has also begun shipping from CP Rail again to the Brookhaven Rail Terminal.


I think the covered hoppers which go to Maspeth are sand not cement.
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