Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:25 pm

Tie train on the branch today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G4TE3AfVWI&t=2s

I've been told these will be placed north of Sangerfield.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ricky » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:46 pm

nice video of the tie train nysw care about fixing their northern end but not southern end of their branch its a crying shame if i was running the nysw the whole line would be fix
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ccutler » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:35 am

they should not rely on CSX, which might just decide that NYSW is a "boutique business" not servicing.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby lvrr325 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:12 am

I am fairly certain the reason no other operator is brought in is NYS&W does own the physical track structure, however not the land under it.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ricky » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:21 pm

hopefully 2019 will be the year these washouts will be fix in south of oxford and see trains again
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby lvrr325 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:59 pm

quite the argument on Facebook today about this, apparently they don't want to fix it, they want to keep the customers captive to CSX interchange. Doesn't make much sense to me but wouldn't surprise me either.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby gpp111 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:29 pm

What is the name of the Facebook page?
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:10 pm

Minor drama on Schuyler Street, Utica, this afternoon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLSSS0RdYYc&t=1s
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ricky » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:49 pm

ut-1 wrote:Minor drama on Schuyler Street, Utica, this afternoon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLSSS0RdYYc&t=1s

nice video was their a video about year or two ago about please move your car so the train can get threw?
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:25 am

Here is a short video featuring UT-1's battle with Paris Hill's 1.8% grade yesterday in Clayville:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiO4wk5ybWA&t=2s

Also, a few pics from yesterday, the first showing No. 3040 on Schuyler St and the other two in Clayville.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:40 am

This short video features a southbound on Schuyler St from a perspective you may never have observed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdW6tfPnvAg&t=4s
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:24 am

And here's a northbound on Schuyler, including switching action at FX Matt Brewery, makers of Utica Club and Saranac Ale/soft drinks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuprFGJSGmc&t=1s
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:11 am

Short video of a southbound UT-1 on Schuyler Street taken from an unusual angle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lciX6pZ57_g&t=5s
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ut-1 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:53 pm

The NYS&W operated in Utica on Feb 25th under conditions warranting a blizzard declaration by the National Weather Service.

Here's a video featuring the hardy crew of UT-1 switching Matt's Brewery and Di-Highway under very adverse wintry conditions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU7wNpcC_J8&t=2s
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Postby ricky » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:09 pm

looking for any word when these washouts would be fix this year or not
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