Starucca Viaduct?

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Starucca Viaduct?

Postby Snowmojoe » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:03 pm

Does the Susquehanna still run trains over the Starucca Viaduct? I have seen some videos on YouTube of NYS&W trains on the Starucca but this was all back in like 2005/6 and earlier when they were still handling container traffic.
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Re: Starucca Viaduct?

Postby cjvrr » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:08 pm

Yes they do. The trains that come to and from New Jersey and either originate or terminate in Binghamton, NY. Those trains travel over the viaduct. So at least three pairs of trains per week. But these run most times at night.
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Re: Starucca Viaduct?

Postby Steve F45 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:30 pm

Towards the middle of hte summer, you might be able to catch the 100 or even teh 99 if it leaves early enough in daylight on starucca.
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Re: Starucca Viaduct?

Postby Snowmojoe » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:48 pm

My family owns some property up that way, and I have been up on the viaduct itself (well, not ON the viaduct, but I mean in the places where the guy was taking his videos from). I honestly thought it had been abandoned b/c in 30-odd years of passing through there I had never seen a train on it. And then of course the day I went up there, and train came through and shocked the hell out of me, but my memory tells me it was a CSX freight.

Anyway, I guess maybe one of these days I'm up there again, I'll drive up on a day I can expect the SU99 and see if I can get some photos of the Susie-Q on the viaduct. It's a great place for photography (that was why I went up there in the 1st place).
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Re: Starucca Viaduct?

Postby charlie6017 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:29 pm

Snowmojoe wrote:My family owns some property up that way, and I have been up on the viaduct itself (well, not ON the viaduct, but I mean in the places where the guy was taking his videos from). I honestly thought it had been abandoned b/c in 30-odd years of passing through there I had never seen a train on it. And then of course the day I went up there, and train came through and shocked the hell out of me, but my memory tells me it was a CSX freight.

Anyway, I guess maybe one of these days I'm up there again, I'll drive up on a day I can expect the SU99 and see if I can get some photos of the Susie-Q on the viaduct. It's a great place for photography (that was why I went up there in the 1st place).


There's a chance it could have been a detoured CSX freight. There have been times in fairly recent history
that CSX has run down the NYSW branch from Syracuse to Binghamton and over the Southern-Tier line to
Campbell Hall and then to Little Ferry, NJ. This was done when CSX was doing heavy track work on the
River Line or in case of a big derailment.

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