Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

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Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

Postby tzh21y » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:18 am

I have noticed in the past year that freight activity at Frontier yard is increasing compared to a few years ago. I would say that 3 years ago their was virtually no activity at the yard and thought that CSX may be closing the yard. Now I am beginning to wonder if they will start using the hump again. Just an observation. I drove over the harlem road bridge yesterday and the yard was pretty full. Much more so than I have seen in years.
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Re: Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

Postby mmi16 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:41 pm

A full yard is not indicative of a fully fluid operation. A empty yard is not a good indication either. The ideal is to be departing trains and thus clearing track shortly before arriving trains and their switching fills the tracks again.
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Re: Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

Postby adamj023 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:18 pm

CSX is adding intermodal rail from Memphis, TN to Buffalo, NY in June amongst other addifional routes so the Yard is likely to get even busier.

Economic progress in Buffalo area is occuring requiring materials to be shipped to the region via rail and CSX can do it cost efficiently.
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Re: Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:40 pm

This might become the main connection point between a combined CP+CSX if EHH gets his way! :wink:
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Re: Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

Postby johnpbarlow » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:58 am

adamj023 wrote:CSX is adding intermodal rail from Memphis, TN to Buffalo, NY in June amongst other addifional routes so the Yard is likely to get even busier.

Economic progress in Buffalo area is occuring requiring materials to be shipped to the region via rail and CSX can do it cost efficiently.


Isn't the CSX intermodal terminal in Buffalo at Seneca Yard in Blasdell, a few miles southwest of Frontier Yard?
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Re: Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:33 pm

Yes.
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Re: Buffalo Frontier Yard is getting busier.

Postby tzh21y » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:19 am

it looked like they were working on the hump when I drove by the other day
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