NYNJ Rail Sightings

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by deandremouse » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:16 pm

What ever became of SW1500 1133? last time I saw a picture of it, it was on a CSX train going somewhere?
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by jtunnel » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:41 am

It was quite foggy a few weeks ago when I a stopped by: http://jtunnel.rrpicturearchives.net/ar ... ?id=122168" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by ccutler » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:39 pm

Jtunnel thanks for posting great photos!

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by ccutler » Wed May 17, 2017 2:48 pm

This morning I saw the rail barge crossing the harbor eastbound at 10:25.

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by gregorygrice » Fri May 19, 2017 11:30 am

New York & Atlantic Railway's RS-20 made an inaugural trip on the brand new D&M Lumber Industrial Track spotting a "test load" towards the bumper block for unloading. The new 600+ foot track allows D&M to order/receive more cars at once and unload them closer to the area where their stock is stored.

Photo Link: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/617175/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by ccutler » Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 pm

gregoryrice, thanks for posting the link! I always see many freight cars back there whenever I am in the neighborhood. Are there other shippers in that lot or just the lumber yard?

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by gregorygrice » Fri May 19, 2017 11:21 pm

ccutler wrote:gregoryrice, thanks for posting the link! I always see many freight cars back there whenever I am in the neighborhood. Are there other shippers in that lot or just the lumber yard?
Yang Shing Trading, D&M Lumber, Easy Fat and Jenine Team Track customers.

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by jtunnel » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:10 pm

Two floats trips today. Fair amount of traffic with outbounds to spare.

http://jtunnel.rrpicturearchives.net/ar ... ?id=122694" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by gregorygrice » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:54 pm

jtunnel wrote:Two floats trips today. Fair amount of traffic with outbounds to spare.

http://jtunnel.rrpicturearchives.net/ar ... ?id=122694" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
23 cars for NYAR, with 34 more outbound cars dropped off from NYAR

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by rr503 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:25 pm

I went by yesterday -- the stored gons at 51st St are gone. The only piece of equipment in the yard is the caboose now.
Has NYNJ managed to solicit any new business recently? I know they have SIMS, the two lumber customers and bridge traffic, but I was wondering if there was anything new.
Also, when will the new barge(s?) arrive?

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by railfan365 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:51 pm

I've seen videos of NYNJ lcoomotives shoving cars into the 39th Street facility for SIMS. Why did they not botherr to build a runaround track or a loop so that a locomotive could pull under all cricumstance? That would be SAFER, espcially in street running.

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by Ðauntless » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:39 pm

There IS a runaround.

More then 2 lumber customers as well.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by railfan365 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:56 am

Ðauntless wrote:There IS a runaround.

More then 2 lumber customers as well.
If there is a runarounf at 39th Strret - then why do they need to shovwe trains in from 1st Avenue?

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by rr503 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:51 pm

Ðauntless wrote:There IS a runaround.

More then 2 lumber customers as well.
How many? Names?

Are there any other customers aside from SIMS and them?

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by rscott417 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:46 am

There is definitely a runaround track, I took these in 2012. I guess it's easier for them to runaround in the 1st ave yard
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