Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby milkman » Sat May 12, 2018 3:40 pm

Nice pics & video ut-1!

I hope they use the line south of Sangerfield for more than an occasional engine passing thru.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:24 am

There has been weekend activity on the branch lately, something I've rarely observed in recent years.

Here's a four-minute video showing a move on Sunday, May 13th (Mother's Day): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byurboH-UxE&t=3s

Also, a few photos:

1) Ascending Paris Hill's 1.8% grade, Clayville, 10:02.

2) Paris Station, Paris Hill's summit, reached at 10:14.

3) Returning light to Utica, Nos. 3040 and 2782 are pictured here nearing Stone Rd, Clayville, 12:10. The building in the background was once the "Modern Dairy Milk Station" and shipped milk from here through the 1930's via the DL&W. There was another creamery a stone's throw north of here (Newark Milk & Cream Co.); both businesses were served by a 555' siding.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ricky » Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm

nice pictures and videos i just wish they would run more trains then light engines south of sangerfield
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby milkman » Tue May 15, 2018 3:36 pm

Again , nice pics and video ut-1.
Was that you I saw with your camera at the Hubbardsville crossing May 7th around 2pm?
There has been a lot of activity in the Norwich area as far as maintenance.They have been working on crossing signals, even replacing gates.
Today my wife saw a truck going up the tracks spraying for weeds.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Nope, that wasn't me Milkman. I did see the weed trucks southbound by Genesee St, Utica, yesterday.
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