Subway Connections to the National Rail Network.

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Re: Subway Connections to the National Rail Network.

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:48 pm

There are older, now disconnected, connections that would be easier to resurrect than creating a new one to 207th. Plus, that would be a really awkward, expensive connection in a stretch of the Hudson line that is very constrained.
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Re: Subway Connections to the National Rail Network.

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:00 pm

If anything,clean up and maintain the NYNJ/NY&A connection at Bay Ridge.(aka the SBK trackage)
OR build a new connection at the "Linden wye" to the NY&A for new car deliveries,
Did Unionport yard(near E180th st yard) in the Bronx have a connection to the New Haven in years past?
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Re: Subway Connections to the National Rail Network.

Postby railfan365 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:44 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:There are older, now disconnected, connections that would be easier to resurrect than creating a new one to 207th. Plus, that would be a really awkward, expensive connection in a stretch of the Hudson line that is very constrained.



What older connections are you referring to? Would that be the abandoned float bridge?
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Re: Subway Connections to the National Rail Network.

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:23 am

Read this very thread, the one you created. ;)
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Re: Subway Connections to the National Rail Network.

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:09 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Believe the last rail delivery to NYCTA,was to the South Brooklyn Trackage off NYNJ/NY&A was built new diesel switchers
for the TA,rolled off of flatcars to SBK tracks. Unknown if that "backdoor" connection still exisits for carbody hulks to Reefs "recycling" project

The R156 (MPI/Siemens) diesel switchers were delivered during 2013 (prototype unit 912 2012). Last passenger units delivered by rail were IRT R142s from BBD Plattsburgh 1999-2003.
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Re: Subway Connections to the National Rail Network.

Postby RailRide » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:40 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Did Unionport yard(near E180th st yard) in the Bronx have a connection to the New Haven in years past?


It did loooong before Coliseum Bus Depot was rebuilt.

--First the switch was removed by Amtrak (MTA 's responsibility to maintain, wasn't interested in doing so, from what I was told). For a few more years you could, while passing by on the Cross Bronx Expressway, see remnants of a single track in the trees beyond what was a MABSTOA parking lot.

--Then the bus depot was rebuilt (old Coliseum building demo'ed and replaced with a proper bus maintenance/parking facility), and the NYW&B structure crossing the facility was removed up to East 177th street.

--Most recently, the structure was removed back to Lebanon Street, one block south of East 180 Street, and apartment buildings erected on the ROW. So that option is gone "forEVAaaaaaaR"

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