Trains and operations in Browns Yard

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Re: Trains and operations in Browns Yard

Post by Conrail Blue » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:45 am

CR7876, do you know how often OEG gets cars? I’d like to catch some Browns yard locals soon. Anyone have a list of the current customers?

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Re: Trains and operations in Browns Yard

Post by Coast Line Railfan » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:40 pm

Conrail Blue wrote:CR7876, do you know how often OEG gets cars? I’d like to catch some Browns yard locals soon. Anyone have a list of the current customers?
Yeah I'd like that too. It would be pretty handy . . .
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Re: Trains and operations in Browns Yard

Post by Conrail Blue » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:23 pm

CR7876 wrote:
bigblue5277 wrote:I passed Browns Yard today and there were so many high-sided gondolas and several coil cars. I never saw coil cars in Browns Yard before. Perhaps The Gerdau Steel mill is benefiting from the 25% tariff on foreign steel.
OEG moved into the old Minteq site just west of the yard, they get the coil cars.
Anyone know when or what days OEG gets switched out? Or is done random and as needed?

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Re: Trains and operations in Browns Yard

Post by RailsEast » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:27 pm

Probably on an as-needed basis, but I believe they were in there yesterday a little after 1:00 in the afternoon. SA-3 did the work as I understand...
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Re: Trains and operations in Browns Yard

Post by JDRails » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:29 pm

A little late with this post, but last Wednesday (January 9) I caught CSX 4412 and 6228 servicing two industries in the industrial park near South Middlesex Avenue in Monroe. Then, I was able to catch those two locomotives running light to the end of the line (Cranbury Station) to pick up a hopper on the Chamberlin and Barclay siding. The train then shoved back towards Browns. Was very cool to see a train on the rarely used rails south of Applegarth Road. More pictures to follow.
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Re: Trains and operations in Browns Yard

Post by JDRails » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:33 pm

More pictures of last Wednesday's train to Cranbury Station:
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Re: Trains and operations in Browns Yard

Post by JDRails » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:42 pm

Two more from last Wednesday (these are screenshots from videos I took because it won't let me upload the videos):
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