Middlebrook / Chimney Rock branch: NY corruption story?

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ccutler
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Re: Middlebrook / Chimney Rock branch: NY corruption story?

Post by ccutler » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:47 pm

It's late October, and still the tracks haven't been laid, nor the roadbed prepared, to extend the track the remaining 1/10th of a mile into the quarry. I just drove by the end of tracks last weekend, when taking my kid ice-skating.

In the mean time, a new retail center is getting built next to the tracks.

What a waste of state money.

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Re: Middlebrook / Chimney Rock branch: NY corruption story?

Post by ccutler » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:54 pm

March 8 2017: still no activity at the end of track to complete it into the quarry. I did see a NS crew on the branch apparently surveying the gauge of the line, but could only guess that's preventative maintenance.

pumpers
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Re: Middlebrook / Chimney Rock branch: NY corruption story?

Post by pumpers » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:03 pm

ANything new on the quarry connection?
Last August 20 (back in 2018) there was a post the Freehold Secondary thread by ccutler that said
the track to chimney rock looks like it may finally be going in
viewtopic.php?f=127&t=52499&start=1095

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Re: Middlebrook / Chimney Rock branch: NY corruption story?

Post by brwfan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:33 am

I was there today for work. There is a small 2 track yard with a cross over track. No cars staged

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Re: Middlebrook / Chimney Rock branch: NY corruption story?

Post by ccutler » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:01 am

Nothing has Main St...the first RR crossing on the branch...in more than a year. It looks like Somerville Lumber is no longer a customer, or the line is embargoed, and the quarry isn't using the RR. What a waste of taxpayer money!

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Re: Middlebrook / Chimney Rock branch: NY corruption story?

Post by pumpers » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:44 pm

Thanks guys. It sounds like a good news (the track is in) / bad news (nothing running on the line at all) story, with the bad news dominating on a high level.
JS

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