West side of Newark Branch

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West side of Newark Branch

Post by Dougster » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:55 pm

Noticed today for the first time in a few months that at least 1 tank car has been delivered to the chemical company at the end of track in Newark. At least there is at leat one customer left after all.

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Post by MarkRouters » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:41 am

That's good news Dougster. I've been keeping an eye on the company weekly and I was begining to think that they were never going to get another rail delivery again.

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Post by blockline4180 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:16 pm

That is good news!! Does anyone remember the name of the customer that gets those tank cars? There was another customer on the line who gets covered hoppers more frequently...
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Post by MarkRouters » Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:47 pm

I think the name of the customer is WAS Terminals Inc at 126 Passaic St but I'm not sure.

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Post by riffian » Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:55 pm

Believe this company is Newark Asphalt and the tank car loads are not chemical related.

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Post by chuxter26 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:19 pm

The customer is WAS terrminal and the car they got was loaded with Soy Bean oil..they have at least 1 other car in Croxton

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Post by NJ Vike » Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:59 pm

Now that would have been a site. I did explore this line in the spring and people in the area were surprised to even know that a train still ran there even if it does run infrequently.

Any potential customers on the line?
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Post by blockline4180 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:08 pm

riffian wrote:Believe this company is Newark Asphalt and the tank car loads are not chemical related.
On another list is was mentioned that Frey Chemical got the tank car. I find it vert interesting that the tank car was NOT chemical. Maybe another customer is active??

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Post by chuxter26 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:37 pm

Frey Chemical is on the runaround-just north of W.A.S. Terminal.....It's probably been 10 yrs since they've gotten a car!!

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Post by B_A_R » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:30 pm

Newbie here. This may not be news, but I checked out W.A.S. Terminals today at lunch. The tanker is vegetable oil for biodiesel fuel, and is likely to be picked up Friday night, a worker there told me. They are handling more of that stuff now. See my shots below.

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Post by MarkRouters » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:04 am

Thanks for the PICs B_A_R.

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Post by Dougster » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:46 am

Does anyone know why there was such a long gap in service to this company?

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Post by steemtrayn » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:47 am

Probably because biodiesel was not much of a concern until now.
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Post by Tom_E_Reynolds » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:59 pm

Thanks for the pictures B_A_R!

I am surpirsed that after 10 years that they could even still receive a car.

Doesn't the RR abandon tracks are are unused?

Those tracks look really buried in the pavement!
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Post by MarkRouters » Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:09 pm

They were receiving cars all of the time until about 6 months ago. Then they suddenly stopped. This is the first car since then.

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