NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by DogBert » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:28 pm

cjvrr wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:16 am
DogBert wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Drove past today, equipment is still there, but the old engine house is gone. Demo crew was on site cleaning up & fixing the fence.

The building was a wreck and probably in danger of collapsing during a good storm, so it's good that it's gone regardless.
That wasn't and engine house. That was the building used to dump construction debris and other garbage and transload it to high sided hoppers. It burned twice.....

It was torn down just last week, week of June 10th.
Was it not a used for maintenance at some point? A few years back the baggage car was stored in one bay while the rest of it was filled with debris from the transload operation. I always assumed before the transload customer came in that the building was actually used to maintain rail equipment.

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by ccutler » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:51 am

NYGL was a street-running line that lost its industrial base. How could it survive? They made a decent run of it. Sad to see it go.

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by airman00 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:52 pm

I read somewhere that this is or was the last street running rail left in New Jersey. Is that true?

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by snavely » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:22 am

NJ Transit's River Line is a street runner in Camden. It's well worth taking a ride to see.

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by WashingtonPark » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:38 pm

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0779107 ... 312!8i6656

Honorable mention goes to East Broad street in Burlington. Technically private right of way but close enough to count and it runs freight. Isn't there a street runner in North Jersey that goes under a bridge. The town name escapes me.

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by Hawaiitiki » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:13 am

airman00 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:52 pm
I read somewhere that this is or was the last street running rail left in New Jersey. Is that true?
Probably the sad truth. RiverLine in Camden is a Light Rail so I don't think that really counts because then you could count the HBLR in JC.

I lived in North Jersey for 30 years and I can't think of any street running operation left (outside of a handful of light industry complexes, but that doesn't really count either). Maybe somewhere on the M&E or one of the heritage lines on the Delaware for a half a block or so?
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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by ExCon90 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:54 pm

The street running in Burlington sees freight trains during the hours when the light rail isn't running. (No chance of daylight shots, unfortunately.)

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by DogBert » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:09 am

Came across this article from last month:
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/ ... 419998001/

Not much here that we didn't cover in this thread except how the new property owner aims to swap some land with the city.

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by deandremouse » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:16 pm

So is the line now officially “abandoned” and now the equipment is landlocked In Passaic?
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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by DogBert » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:03 pm

Sounds like effect 10/5/2019, yes.
https://www.stb.gov/decisions/readingro ... 47166+.pdf

There's no mention here of the equipment. I'm a little surprised there's no rumors or info on this? I guess if no one is talking about it, we can presume all of it will be scrapped in place? If it's going to be moved, it seems like it all would have to be moved this month, and someone somewhere would be talking about how it'll go down.

Not sure who'd want to buy what's left or have space to store it all. The GPs haven't run in ages. Can't be much of a market for those. The FA cab is rare and in good condition, but it's a shell. Would be cool to have it back on LI but neither museum on the island has money for that. The old erie cabooses have some historic value I'd imagine, while the rest is just flat cars, boxcars, the old baggage and GT passenger car (which doesn't look like it's in the best of shape inside).

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by cjvrr » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:29 am

DogBert,

I have been trying to purchase the railroad speeder stored in that yard for several years. Not getting any response from the former owner after multiple attempts.

I have the means to remove it in only a few hours as I live nearby.

The new property owner will want all the equipment out within a short time and my fear is it will be going out in little chunks.
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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by DogBert » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:17 pm

I wonder if finding and calling up the new property owner about it might not be prudent. The companies name is somewhere in the various news articles, etc. If it's all truly 'abandoned', you might be doing them a favor clearing what to them is junk.

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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by deandremouse » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:26 pm

True. I think the name is in the abandonment filing

Too bad about the geeps. Definetly know someone who’d be interested in one or both.
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Re: NYGL Dundee Spur Status - 2009-present

Post by Sid Farkus » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:46 pm

Even more curious about the equipment in Port Jervis. That E8 and RS-3 definitely have some sort of value. Really is sad to see how this turned.
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