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

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Post by SIRR4207 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:34 pm

Yeah you never know what the future brings. Staten Island produces alot of garbage. They have 3 sanitation garages that collect trash 6 days a week. I wish railroadpicarchives accepts me so i can post my photos.

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Post by VinLaz » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:48 pm

Im gonna head out to South ave Monday in the morn and around noon. See if anything comes by. That the best spot for pics and general veiwing.

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Post by Sir Ray » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:59 pm

SIRR4207 wrote:Yeah you never know what the future brings. Staten Island produces alot of garbage. They have 3 sanitation garages that collect trash 6 days a week. I wish railroadpicarchives accepts me so i can post my photos.
I remember that they are reviving the Manhattan marine transfer stations (or are supposed to) - are they barging/going to Barge to Fresh Kills, and transload the Manhattan trash using this transfer station also?

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Post by SIRR4207 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:51 pm

I remember that they are reviving the Manhattan marine transfer stations (or are supposed to) - are they barging/going to Barge to Fresh Kills, and transload the Manhattan trash using this transfer station also?
I am not sure what other boroughs use the SI facility. I know they want to use the marine transfer station again to ship trash to be containerized in staten island. time will tell

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Post by SIRR4207 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:15 pm

Hey VinLaz.....Did you see todays train?

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Post by VinLaz » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:03 am

Nah couldnt get over there.

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Post by VinLaz » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:55 pm

Drove past the dump around 1pm. There was a NS loco sitting in the yard.

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Post by Spartan Phalanx » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:14 pm

There was a piece in today's N.Y. Post about Mayor Bloomstein inaugurating rail service on the SIRR, I assume the Travis Branch. The article didn't get into specifics about exactly where, the train length, etc.

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Post by MarkRouters » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:54 pm

They were also talking about the inauguration on 1010WINS yesterday. Again, not too specific.

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Post by VinLaz » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:59 pm

The article was about the trash train.

SIRR4207

Post by SIRR4207 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:13 pm

Hey vin i got some pics to show you. Send me a private message with your e-mail and i'll send them to you.

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Post by blockline4180 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:24 pm

Yet another article...This time with Michael Bloomberg playing brakeman :P

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/18/nyreg ... 0&emc=eta1

City Reopens Old Rail Line for Staten Island Trash and Freight
By RAY RIVERA
Published: April 18, 2007

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the reopening of the Staten
Island Railroad yesterday, an important step in his plan to transform
the way the city disposes of the thousands of tons of garbage it
collects daily.
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SIRR4207

Post by SIRR4207 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:59 pm

Engine 8829 and a wide body lead todays train in SI

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Post by Sir Ray » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:16 am

Well, OK, so Bloomie 'officially' inaugrated the first revived SI freight run (which I think was actually the 3rd or 4th revenue run). So we have that traffic going.
But the original reason for thie reactivation of this line was the container port, so does anyone know what we're waiting on in that regards. The trash transfers may have been considered at the time, but in the 1990s service to the container port was always the driving force (according to the media...)
Finally, Visy (or whatever they're called) & Van Bros get a mention, and I remember that loading pads were build in from of Visy, next to Victory Blvd, so what are we waiting for there?

SIRR4207

Post by SIRR4207 » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:25 am

I know they through the switch in for visy but I don't know if they actually ran the track to where they will lay up the cars. As for vanbro I don't know if they actually got a switch put in.

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