SU99/SU100 Thread

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Re: SU99/SU100 Thread

Postby David Hutchinson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:26 pm

Today, Saturday, August 25th, the SU-99 came through Warwick around noon. Power was two CSX wide cabs with an NS in between. NS nice and clean, CSX units filthy. About 50 or more cars.
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Re: SU99/SU100 Thread

Postby blocksignal » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:50 pm

Hello does anyone know what the status is for the SU-99 going from Little Ferry to Binghamton as of today? I went to Ridgefield Park last Friday and this past Monday and there was no action at all on that line. I am aware of the partial bridge collapse that occurred back on July 28th a little ways south of the station. The tracks are getting quite rusty down there. Freight cars in that Ridgefield Park/Bogota yard still haven't moved of recent. So I presume they are doing some sort of detour and have been since the incident. I went up to Midland Park this past Tuesday and spoke with an employee at the Hot Dog Caboose. He told me that he had seen a long freight train with 3 or 4 locomotives heading westbound between approximately 6 PM and 6:30 PM just this past Monday. So the SU-99 is apparently running on its own tracks at that location and on northward (Westbound). The only two ways I know of that they could reach that location is:

1) Going up the NJT Main Line to the interchange between NJT and NYS&W in Hawthorne. They would have to access their own tracks coming up track #2 of the NJT Main.

2) Going up the NJT Bergen County line up track #1 and then switching over from that line to their line at Passaic Junction. The only snag with that is they would have to do a reverse move down that interconnect crossing Midland Avenue and then they could proceed forward heading Westbound on their tracks from that point on.

Also are they still on a M-W-F schedule and what time are they getting up to Hawthorne (if NJT Main detour) or Saddlebrook (if NJT BC Detour)?

Would there be any other ways for them to be on their own tracks by the time they go through Midland Park? I can't think of any others and I checked Google maps and Google Satellite quite thoroughly.

Any info at all would be helpful. Thanks.

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Re: SU99/SU100 Thread

Postby ClearlyDiverging » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:17 pm

blocksignal wrote:Hello does anyone know what the status is for the SU-99 going from Little Ferry to Binghamton as of today? I went to Ridgefield Park last Friday and this past Monday and there was no action at all on that line. I am aware of the partial bridge collapse that occurred back on July 28th a little ways south of the station. The tracks are getting quite rusty down there. Freight cars in that Ridgefield Park/Bogota yard still haven't moved of recent. So I presume they are doing some sort of detour and have been since the incident. I went up to Midland Park this past Tuesday and spoke with an employee at the Hot Dog Caboose. He told me that he had seen a long freight train with 3 or 4 locomotives heading westbound between approximately 6 PM and 6:30 PM just this past Monday. So the SU-99 is apparently running on its own tracks at that location and on northward (Westbound). The only two ways I know of that they could reach that location is:

1) Going up the NJT Main Line to the interchange between NJT and NYS&W in Hawthorne. They would have to access their own tracks coming up track #2 of the NJT Main.

2) Going up the NJT Bergen County line up track #1 and then switching over from that line to their line at Passaic Junction. The only snag with that is they would have to do a reverse move down that interconnect crossing Midland Avenue and then they could proceed forward heading Westbound on their tracks from that point on.

Also are they still on a M-W-F schedule and what time are they getting up to Hawthorne (if NJT Main detour) or Saddlebrook (if NJT BC Detour)?

Would there be any other ways for them to be on their own tracks by the time they go through Midland Park? I can't think of any others and I checked Google maps and Google Satellite quite thoroughly.

Any info at all would be helpful. Thanks.

Blocksignal.


The SU-99/100's are originating and terminating in the Passaic Junction yard. So they are using the usual routing over the southern division, just a few miles shorter for the time being. The bridge over the Hackensack River has been embargoed for structural reasons. This is why you're seeing no activity in Ridgefield Park. ETA on repairs is sometime later this fall.
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Re: SU99/SU100 Thread

Postby blocksignal » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks ClearlyDiverging. I did manage to catch the SU-99 on Friday 10/26/2018. It was being made up by the local crew at Passaic (PC) Junction in Saddle Brook then was switched onto the mainline awaiting the road crew to take it North (westbound) to Binghamton. The local crew finished up by around 4 PM. The power was CSX #9037, CSX #4589 (Spirit Of Nashville), and NYS&W #3808. A very interesting power lash-up especially for the SU-99. I went up to Midland Park to catch it pass through where that HoT Dog Caboose is located. It came on through a little after 6 PM. The total car count was 32 freight cars.

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