SIRR container traffic to NJ to start this month....

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Post by SIRR4207 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:16 pm

Maybe Somewhere in Elizabeth. i am not to familiar with the streets but I am sure mapquest will come in handy. I just heard the South Jersey dispatcher call BY8 at 6:09pm. They are working somewhere in boundbrook. Dispatcher said there relief crew the K683? Is waiting for them at a crossing. There was an article in the Staten island advance about the railroad I will try to find the link online and I will post it.

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Post by SIRR4207 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:20 pm

http://www.silive.com/news/advance/inde ... xml&coll=1

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Here is a shot courtesy of the Staten Island Advance of the BY8 approaching the AK lift bridge on the Staten Island Side.

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Post by myfavscr » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:19 pm

Nothing up close in Elizabeth as the waterfront near the lift bridge is all
industrial. There is a waterfront park in Elizabethport on Front St.
just North of the industries but its probably a 1/2 a mile or more away
from the bridge.

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Post by SIRR4207 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:39 pm

The BY8 Crew did not make its trip to Staten island yesterday. They were bringing train K681 west to Bound Brook where it will be recrewed with a CSX crew for a trip down the Trenton Line. So far i don't hear them on the scanner and no sight of them as of 130pm. If I hear or see anything i'll post it.

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Post by VinLaz » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:17 pm

Passed by the dump a few times today. No sign of the train , but they are loading up a ton of containers. Mabye tommorow??

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Post by SecaucusJunction » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:28 pm

How did this trash move out of there before rail? Was it trucked out of the area or trucked to a local rail yard?

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Post by SIRR4207 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:25 pm

Secaucus Jct. - The trash was trucked out to I believe Oak Island. i am not 100% sure of that.
VinLaz - I passed also no sign of a train but a track full of garbage cars. I guess someday...Or maybe tonight

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Post by SIRR4207 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:42 pm

Drove past the yard tonight. 2 tracks full of garbage cars maybe a pickup in the morning?

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Post by Operator Hack » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:49 am

by8 is a 5 day a week job, the crew is of the slow natured productivity fund era. they are on duty at 730am. which means they get to the engine about 830am and start work around 9-930am. They have a former sto assigned to watch this job and the former OI7 now the PN13 trash job out of south karny. these two jobs are the hot thing right now. As soon as the new tracks and signals are in place at oak island there will be a stack train out of staten island also. well thats all from the HACK.

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Post by SIRR4207 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:43 am

Thanks for the info HACK. I am still trying to figure out when they come. I wonder if it is even the BY8 that makes the trip. Maybe they just did it on monday? I think they are doing it at night when ship traffic is at a minimum.

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Post by VinLaz » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:49 pm

Still no sign of the train today. Looks like there are two full sets of cars sitting on sidings. There was a loader stacking the containers on.

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Post by SIRR4207 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:13 pm

The AK bride went down twice today. I guess the train came. I have my scanner on the south jersey dispatcher frequency and I didn't hear anything. I wonder if they have a different freq?

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Post by SIRR4207 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:43 pm

Witnesses report a freight train going towards fresh kills transfer station at 10am at the south avenue crossing. I don't know where they are right now but i'll try and find out.

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Post by VinLaz » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:53 pm

I seen the trash train this morning sitting next to the Turnpike near exit 13 . Had a CSX engine (couldnt get the #s) out front with a bunch of covered hoppers and tank cars behind it.

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Post by SIRR4207 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:13 am

Lets see what tomorrow brings. I want to head over there but I don't have the time.

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