CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

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Backshophoss
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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:55 pm

As was noted upthread,GE power is now the "normal" for SEOP/OPSE,they clear the 3rd rail and are rigged for MN cab signals/ACSES.
Selkirk was always a GE "Shop" dating back to PC era.
There's still the outside chance that CSX will sell off the freight service to the NY City,these units could be part of that deal.....
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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by AlKaLI » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:16 am

In my usual trips to the city, I've caught strings of cars (look to be outbound to Oak Point) as my LIRR train speeds under the NY Connecting tracks.

A thought occurred that maybe gregoryrice could answer. Does CSX block (sort) and cars for the NY&A at either Selkirk or Oak Point?
Or do cars for the NY&A come in any order and then they are sorted at Fresh Pond for either Points West, East or to Brooklyn?

Thanks.

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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by gregorygrice » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:19 am

AlKaLI wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:16 am
In my usual trips to the city, I've caught strings of cars (look to be outbound to Oak Point) as my LIRR train speeds under the NY Connecting tracks.

A thought occurred that maybe gregoryrice could answer. Does CSX block (sort) and cars for the NY&A at either Selkirk or Oak Point?
Or do cars for the NY&A come in any order and then they are sorted at Fresh Pond for either Points West, East or to Brooklyn?

Thanks.
Cars for NYA are sorted by NYA crews at Fresh Pond. Each place in the yard is for a certain service area/ group of customers. It is rare for CSX and Cross Harbor trains to be already blocked.

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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by Statkowski » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:12 pm

I'd assume that Cross Harbor and CSX trains are already blocked. They're blocked for NYA.
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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by gregorygrice » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:22 am

Statkowski wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:12 pm
I'd assume that Cross Harbor and CSX trains are already blocked. They're blocked for NYA.
They are not.

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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by AlKaLI » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks, gregorygrice, for the replies. You answered the question exactly the first time.
I'm sure CSX or Cross Harbor block their trains for delivery to the NY&A. I was asking if CSX does any blocking of those NY&A cars for the various NY&A destinations and customers. As Gregory stated, the answer is no.

Today's inbound train was over the LIRR main at 7:05 AM. It had black CDEX gons, loaded CB flats with lumber, a few boxcars including a CN and then COFC flats with green containers stretching back past Queens Blvd.

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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by DogBert » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:58 pm

One could say closest they get to blocks with inbound cars are the waste management and C&D cars, which are all generally (but not always) together. NY&A still has to sort them to the right train to the right destination though.

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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by gregorygrice » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:52 pm

DogBert wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:58 pm
One could say closest they get to blocks with inbound cars are the waste management and C&D cars, which are all generally (but not always) together. NY&A still has to sort them to the right train to the right destination though.
Even those aren't together most of the time. When inbouds arrive a majority of the cars are sorted and placed in different areas of the yard. Each area of the yard is storage for different customers/ service areas. Most of the jobs serving customers then go to those areas of the yard to build their trains.

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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by csx8851 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:21 am

Last night at around 5:30pm, I saw a train heading north to Oak Point. Couldn't see much in the darkness.
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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by ccutler » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:02 pm

does the potato place in Mount Vernon still get service? you'd think this is their high season but I just passed it and didn't see any freight cars there

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Re: CSX-Oak Point/Fremont

Post by ccutler » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 am

to answer my own question...there were 2 reefers spotted there this morning, so yes they are getting service.

there was also a centerbeam car in the lumber place in the Bronx.

that's my yearly trip on the Harlem line.

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