L&HR Track Derailments

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L&HR Track Derailments

Postby gawlikfj » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:20 pm

Was there any L&HR derailments on the L&HR track going into Maybrook Yard ? and if there was did L&HR have to wait for the L&HR hook ? or did the hook from Maybrook Yard help out ? I know the L&HR had their own track going into Maybrook Yard .
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Re: L&HR Track Derailments

Postby Paul Miller » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:42 pm

I don't recall coming across any major ones in my studies, closest one I found was near Farmingdale in the early 1900's
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Re: L&HR Track Derailments

Postby gawlikfj » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:57 pm

I don't recall any either but , just thought because I didn't hear of any doesn't mean it didn't happen . Thank You .
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Re: L&HR Track Derailments

Postby Paul Miller » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:46 pm

From what I've heard, the NYNH crane would come in westward from Maybrook, the LHR crane would travel up eastward from Warwick for accidents above (northeast) of Warwick. I believe the D.L.W. would travel eastward to handle accidents below (southwest) of Warwick to help out. I've also heard trains were limited to 20mph heading into Maybrook which may help account for less derails. I visited Maybrook in the fall to investigate an abandoned turntable. The track coming into Maybrook on the old NYNH ROW wasn't in good shape-many loose ties, some of the rails were dated 1910!
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Re: L&HR Track Derailments

Postby gawlikfj » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:50 pm

I believe your right by going slow into Maybrook ,it cut down on the derailments.
I've been to Maybrook a few times and the Turntable was filled in. Are the businesses still being served by rail thru Maybrook or are they using trucks to serve them now ? The train used to come in on the L&HR but, I guess the rails are gone and now have to come in on the New Haven Running track . Thats the last I knew .
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