CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by ShortlinesUSA » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:37 am

freightguy wrote:The oakway leasers are gone, back to all 4 axle power for the stone trains.
Just saw GMTX 9000 here in Chattanooga, TN yesterday on NS. It still wears the special P&W/VRS scheme and is quite clean.
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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by wintower » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:52 pm

At 7:20p. saw the last few cars of the train over the mainline of the L.I.R.R. northbound to Oak Point.

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by DogBert » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:26 pm

It had 1 B-40-8 and 2 C-40-8s up front, all in G&W paint.

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by wintower » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:00 pm

At 6:25p. saw the last few cars of the train northbound over the mainline of the L.I.R.R. to Oak Point.

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by csx8851 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:00 pm

It looks like the train is sticking to the Monday, Wednesday, Friday pattern of leaving Queens.
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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:38 pm

If anybody is watching the Walk tower Cam("So No" is a local term for South Norwalk) the Danbury local leaves first at Cedar Hill,CHFP follows
The local is topped and tailed to allow a quick move off the New Haven line at Walk tower.
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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by trainspot » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:35 pm

Need info., saw a freight at Cedar Hill today, 3908 on one end & 3? units on the other end.
Would anyone have the engine #’s, it was gone when I came back. Thanks.

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by wintower » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Heard the train crossover the L.I.R.R. mainline southbound at 5:25a. yesterday morning, 7/13/18.

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by freightguy » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:05 am

Caught P&W through Noroton Heights on the CT New Haven shore line. Looks like they have expanded the hopper car pool with the newer GATX blue stone cars and also older IFTX hoppers that were once coke(iron ore) cars. Really impressive how much CHFP has grown in the last 10 years in length and volume of service.
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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by wintower » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:42 pm

At 6:40p. noticed the CSX turn out of Oak Point crossing over the mainline of the L.I.R.R. southbound. Literally a few hundred feet behind was the stone train with 4 engines, first one in P&W paint with the other 3 in G&W paint. At 8:10p. 3 light engines went north followed by a train. Too dark to see whose light engines or whose train they were.

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by csx8851 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:17 am

Its quite interesting how these trains are running behind each other. Considering theres no signals on the Freemont, its possible but does anyone know whats the reason for running so close like that?
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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by GojiMet86 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:41 am

So I wasn't imagining things when I saw both trains in a span of 10 minutes...

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by DogBert » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:47 am

Years ago when CP was still running, it was somewhat routine from CP to follow closely behind P&W in the late afternoon. There was one occasion where CP was running light so they combined the two trains, with the CP power up front. Must have been a railfan or two amongst the crew as they stopped on Hell Gate for a few photos.

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by GojiMet86 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:00 am

Completely forgot I took this video 4 years ago:

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Re: CHFP/FPCH — Cedar Hill, New Haven to Fresh Pond, Queens

Post by wintower » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:23 am

Yesterday morning at 5:00a. noticed the train southbound over the mainline of the L.I.R.R. with five, all GE, engines.

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