"This RR Crossing To Be Closed For Repair" on the NYSW

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"This RR Crossing To Be Closed For Repair" on the NYSW

Postby Snowmojoe » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:37 pm

This evening I drove over the crossing where Sicomac Rd. in Midland Park crosses the NYS&W main, and there was a big sign that said the crossing was going to be closed for repair on or about 7/14/14. Is this a one-time thing or are all the crossings being looked at? I'd say the Newtown Rd crossing is worse than the Sicomac Ave crossing, and probably gets way more traffic.

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Re: "This RR Crossing To Be Closed For Repair" on the NYSW

Postby Steve F45 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:50 pm

They've been repairing all the crossings it seems over the last 4 years or so. Maybe they will be doing the other you mention once this one is done.
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Re: "This RR Crossing To Be Closed For Repair" on the NYSW

Postby Snowmojoe » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:31 pm

Well... you were indeed correct. The sign must've gone up some time early Wednesday morning, because it was there when I left for work. Unless of course I'm seriously blind and I just missed it Tuesday night. Either way, it's there - the Newtown Rd. crossing closes for repair on 7/7/14.

What are they doing with the trains while the main is closed for these repairs? Detouring?

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Re: "This RR Crossing To Be Closed For Repair" on the NYSW

Postby Steve F45 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:28 am

No. They've been able to do all the repairs while keeping a normal train schedule. If anything the local trains maybe get bumped to overnights or something.
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Re: "This RR Crossing To Be Closed For Repair" on the NYSW

Postby Autoblock » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:50 pm

They need to replace the one in Hale Eddy, it's brutal!!!
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Re: "This RR Crossing To Be Closed For Repair" on the NYSW

Postby Snowmojoe » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:02 pm

They may be working their way up for all I know; seems like all the big ones in my area are getting repaired. The one right here by my house, they cut out the rails, put in those concrete-block grade crossings in, and then welded new rail in. Rails must have gone back in some time today, because this morning when I left for work they were still out. I don't have a picture of the rails out, but I do have a shot of the site right before the rails were cut out.

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A local came down from the direction of Binghamton about 11:30, so the rails are back in service already.

It looks like the Goffle Road/Wyckoff Ave crossing is next - 7/24.
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