Tracks along 11 south of Binghamton.

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Tracks along 11 south of Binghamton.

Postby njsteelersfan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:59 am

I believe they are NYSW tracks, in the years I have been going up there I have never seen a train on this stretch of track from south of the Frito Lay plant to the state line. Are these live tracks live? If so does anybody know the schedule? Thanks.
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Re: Tracks along 11 south of Binghamton.

Postby cjvrr » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:43 am

Yes, this is the NYS&W's "Central New York" leased railway owned by Norfolk Southern. I know, its a mouthful and may be confusing.

Line was originally the Erie mainline from Binghamton east to Port Jervis and eventually to NYC. Ended up with Conrail then NS. They leased it to a subsidiary of NYS&W for tax reasons. NYS&W maintains the line, has obtain tax incentives and has gotten grants to upgrade the track and signal system.

NYS&W runs trains on the line mostly at night between Binghamton and NJ. Trains run east Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights around 6-8pm. The returning trains leave NJ at 4-6pm on Mon, Wed, and Fri. There are locals once in a while too and they run as needed.
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Re: Tracks along 11 south of Binghamton.

Postby njsteelersfan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:42 pm

Thanks. Might have to go up there on a Thursday.
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Re: Tracks along 11 south of Binghamton.

Postby lvrr325 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:15 pm

I always seem to manage to see a train moving around Binghamton on a Sunday. Or parked waiting for a crew to head east.

It's NYS&W/ex-Erie as far as Great Bend, then you cross the track and the river and parallell the ex-DL&W which is now NS (and was CP Rail most recently).
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Re: Tracks along 11 south of Binghamton.

Postby njsteelersfan » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Finally saw one last weekend. It has been a long time coming
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Re: Tracks along 11 south of Binghamton.

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:46 am

Last time I came up through I went the DL&W side as far as the bridge across at Kirkwood. Sat down to eat in the truck stop there and I finally see a train - Susquehanna going east. Sunday evenings is a good time apparently.
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