GCT Lower Level Track Work

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L'mont
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GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by L'mont » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:27 am

I'm not sure of the track number, but....

On the eastern most ramp to the upper level, an adjacent track (to the west) continues straight, not heading up to the upper level. It appears as though this track has new ties and a new road bed. I think I've seen workers there. Where does this track go and what's it for?

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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by Terrapin Station » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:28 am

L'mont wrote:I'm not sure of the track number, but....

On the eastern most ramp to the upper level, an adjacent track (to the west) continues straight, not heading up to the upper level. It appears as though this track has new ties and a new road bed. I think I've seen workers there. Where does this track go and what's it for?
I'm looking at the track map but can't figure out what track you are talking about.

You can look at the track map too and find it - search the forum here for "Track map".

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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by MNRR_RTC » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:39 am

L'mont wrote:I'm not sure of the track number, but....

On the eastern most ramp to the upper level, an adjacent track (to the west) continues straight, not heading up to the upper level. It appears as though this track has new ties and a new road bed. I think I've seen workers there. Where does this track go and what's it for?
There is alot of track going on in the Lower Level for the the LIRR going to the GCT. They are adding storage tracks to make up for the tracks that are going to be ripped up to make way for the LIRR terminal.
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Post by bingdude » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:35 am

I think the track L'mont means is the stub that continues north under the two that surface up to meet the upper level.

They just go north a few car lengths and dead end. Nice place to store things like MofW equipment.

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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by MNCRR9000 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:34 pm

There is alot of track going on in the Lower Level for the the LIRR going to the GCT. They are adding storage tracks to make up for the tracks that are going to be ripped up to make way for the LIRR terminal.
How many tracks are going to ripped out to make room for the new LIRR terminal and are the tracks going to be replaced somewhere else? When is the ESA planned on being completed?

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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by RearOfSignal » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:36 pm

The Madison yard has been taken out, all the way on the west side of the terminal on the lower level. Highbridge yard for the most part replaces what was lost.
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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by MNCRR9000 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:22 pm

So the Madison Avenue Yard was taken out, someone mentioned in a previous post that new storage tracks have been added to make up for the ones that were taken out in, where are those new storage tracks located in GCT?

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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by RearOfSignal » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:50 pm

No new tracks in GCT, added storage is in Highbridge yard in the Bronx. Trains are deadheaded to and from Highbridge as needed.
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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by MNRR_RTC » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:44 am

RearOfSignal wrote:No new tracks in GCT, added storage is in Highbridge yard in the Bronx. Trains are deadheaded to and from Highbridge as needed.
They did add new storage tracks in the lower level and also North of the lower level platforms.
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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by RearOfSignal » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:10 am

MNRR_RTC wrote:
RearOfSignal wrote:No new tracks in GCT, added storage is in Highbridge yard in the Bronx. Trains are deadheaded to and from Highbridge as needed.
They did add new storage tracks in the lower level and also North of the lower level platforms.
Yes, you're right, I think 155, 184, 182, 180?
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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by MNRR_RTC » Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:32 pm

Also, 136 track is a storage track, though you can run from 102 through 136 up track A to track B as an alternate route. It is very useful to have during the rush.
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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by RearOfSignal » Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:55 pm

I've only done it once, but most guys don't like putting equipment on those LL tracks because of walking around in the dark watching out for trains. At least the east yard has makeshift narrow walkways.
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Re: GCT Lower Level Track Work

Post by Railfan-2 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:32 pm

The track originally in question is 180, a "new" (actually replaced), 5 car (by the skin of their teeth), storage track.

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