CSX track replacement-Forks Fire Station Cheektowaga

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SST
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Re: CSX track replacement-Forks Fire Station Cheektowaga

Post by SST » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:44 pm

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This is an iPhone Panoramic shot. It is 180 degrees wide.

I am standing in the parking lot nearest the signal at the entrance. The extreme left is the CSX mainline bridge over Dick Rd [Amtrak] Looking north. The Tim Horton sign in the middle of the photo is pretty much due east. You can't see the bridge in this photo. But, the bridge is located between the three pine trees and the building. The rails are slightly visible so if a train goes over the bridge, you'll see it. Looking at the building and to the extreme right of the photo, is the treeline up against the NS ROW. If a train passes by, you'll see it. Not sure about summertime though. [Does the DL&W still operate?]

I did walk inside. Again, the brush blocks the view of the bridge but you can see the rails so again if a train goes over the bridge, you'll see it. But the 3 pine trees block a portion of the viewing area after the bridge.


For me, I won't likely go there unless I know a train is coming or I get a good parking spot and watch both.

On other viewings today, I stopped by the Frontier Yard. Pretty darn quiet and nearly empty. I then drove over to the Bison Yard at the Harlem Rd bridge. They are a bit more sectioned off so it was kinda difficult to determine how busy NS is. They had 5 tracks of autorack. Couldn't tell if they were loading or unloading. The stack trailer area seemed to be somewhat busy as 4 or 5 trailers were brought it. Saw one forklift operating. I did see a faded red caboose up against a building. Don't know the markings. Overall, NS looked busier.

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Re: CSX track replacement-Forks Fire Station Cheektowaga

Post by sd80mac » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:52 am

SST wrote:https://i.postimg.cc/pdw8qbY4/IMG-1172.jpg

This is an iPhone Panoramic shot. It is 180 degrees wide.
Thanks now I know where...

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Re: CSX track replacement-Forks Fire Station Cheektowaga

Post by lvrr325 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:04 am

Street view at this location actually shows the Tim Hortons building nearly complete, although satellite still shows what was there before (trees, brush, garage and remains of a small house).

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