Bustleton Branch Trains

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Re: Bustleton Branch Trains

Postby ChrisE » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:51 pm

The cars are being stored there. The only active customer currently on the branch is the beverage distributor, which is on the other side of Grant Ave. I can't recall any customers ever receiving tank cars, but I know back when Allied was still open, they'd sometimes leave a few on the old spur that ran past the switch there. They'd be there for a day or two, then disappear again. Figured they were for a customer on the Corridor seeing as how they came and went so quickly.
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Re: Bustleton Branch Trains

Postby Gone2long » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:07 pm

Seems odd to me that they would put them so far up the line I guess security comes into play with them being tanks.
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Re: Bustleton Branch Trains

Postby Gone2long » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:34 pm

I Passed the crossing at Clement/Muller there are what appear to be two sets of pre-fabricated trackage sitting on the south side of Grant Ave, guess the line still has value although I'm not sure there is an active customer north of Grant. On a side note I went to update the condition of #2202 all seems well they put about dozen tanks on the old bakery siding and at least 50 up along the airport still I guess for storage as they are hazmat #1075 I don't think they would be for any customer up there.
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Re: Bustleton Branch Trains

Postby ChrisE » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:26 pm

UPDATE: There is to be work on the Grant Ave. crossing next week (August 12-15th, 2016). I noticed some gondolas in the yard the few times I went over the crossing this week.
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Re: Bustleton Branch Trains

Postby ChrisE » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:54 pm

Found ATC #8635! It's been moved to the siding with 2202 and is awaiting its future/fate. Looks to be in good shape! Photo taken by Greg Elgart.
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14632866_10154620352445979_4880838725888997587_n.jpg?oh=1441f1c871abaece8646768012cf21e8&oe=58D05D7E
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Re: Bustleton Branch Trains

Postby johnnyloco » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:48 pm

11/8/2016

Both the former ATC 8635 (now ESPN 8635) and 2202 were parked yesterday at Blue Grass Road.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/archiv ... ?id=119243
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Re: Bustleton Branch Trains

Postby JimBoylan » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:19 am

ChrisE wrote:UPDATE: There is to be work on the Grant Ave. crossing next week (August 12-15th.
Yes, the Grant Ave. crossing did get relaid with new prefabricated track and asphalt to replace the rubber grade crossing panels.
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