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BN Yard

Post by expbusop » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:11 am

Does anyone know what they are doing at the old BN Yard site in the Bronx? It seems that a private contractor has set up shop and the past two weeks they have been cleaning up and installing new ties on the tracks that are still there.

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Re: BN Yard

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:38 pm

I believe thats were their gone unload construction debris from ESA project.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: BN Yard

Post by Ridgefielder » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:34 pm

Where is (was) BN yard?

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Re: BN Yard

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:51 pm

Of Hudson Line just north of University heights, at MP 9.2, its old south end of Putnam Division, there are only 3 tracks or so.
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Re: BN Yard

Post by RearOfSignal » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:13 pm

Next to the BN curve just South of Marble Hill where they built the new Target.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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Re: BN Yard

Post by Ridgefielder » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:25 pm

Got it, thanks.

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Re: BN Yard

Post by mainline » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:56 pm

Quick question I understand where the yard is. But is the brick structure is it an old NYC powerhouse or repair facility?

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Re: BN Yard

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 am

BN was the tower that allowed the Put to connect with the Hudson line,was the normal freight connection.
Believe there's a substation there for 3rd rail power on the Hudson line and the Put when there was 3rd rail installed to Getty Square in Yonkers,
from Sedgwick Ave.
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Re: BN Yard

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:38 pm

Somewhat related, but BN will soon be all that's left of the Put in the Bronx. Copied from a post in Rail Trails:

Per Schumer's FB page, and Riverdale Press, CSX to move on this: The Riverdale Press: CSX agrees to appraise Putnam Line land for greenway

Who owns the former ROW in Van Cortland Park? Of course, from Yonkers up through Putnam County, it's already a rail trail.
Months of stalled negotiations are back on track that could finally take a long-abandoned rail line and turn it into park land.

CSX Corp., has backed off its earlier demands of $10 million for a mile or so stretch of land along the Broadway corridor that used to be part of the Putnam Line, and instead agreed to have an appraiser give his own assessment of the land’s value.
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While CSX demanded $10 million, the city was only willing to pay $2 million, Padernacht told The Riverdale Press.

City officials found the demand to be far too high for property that had not been used for nearly two decades, and which would have limited value in the private market.
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There are some, however, who feel the stretch of land between West 230th Street and West 238th Street should have a much lower price tag. CB8’s environment and sanitation committee chair Laura Spalter said in April CSX has donated land for parks projects, including a section of the High Line to Manhattan in 2005.

Padernacht sees opportunity with the land, not only to provide a new “nice and safe entrance” to Van Cortlandt Park, but also something that could benefit businesses along the Broadway corridor stretch.
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Re: BN Yard

Post by Ridgefielder » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:27 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:Who owns the former ROW in Van Cortland Park? Of course, from Yonkers up through Putnam County, it's already a rail trail.
My guess would be the NY City Parks Department. It's already a trail through the park, too.

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Re: BN Yard

Post by DogBert » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:49 pm

It'll be interesting to see what the appraisal states... these days, NYC real estate is a gold mine, and $10M might have been a generous offer.

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Re: BN Yard

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:51 pm

What ever is left at BN yard has been used as a dump site for the ESA GCT debris,might be considered as a Haz-Mat Site needing clean up.
Might be retained as MOW Staging location,as well as the GCT "Trash/Recycling train" staging point.
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Re: BN Yard

Post by Tommy Meehan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 pm

mainline wrote:Quick question I understand where the yard is. But is the brick structure is it an old NYC powerhouse or repair facility?

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I think what you're referring to is actually the old Substation 3, Kingsbridge. Below is a photo taken many years ago, probably in the 1920s. The substation is the big building on the left. The smaller building on the right was a circuit breaker house.

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Re: BN Yard

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:43 pm

Sub station 3 was the feeder for Put's 3rd rail to Getty Square station?
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Re: BN Yard

Post by Tommy Meehan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:45 pm

I think I remember reading that Mott Haven Substation 2 supplied the power for the lower part of the Put third rail, Kingsbridge the middle part and Substation 4 (located next to the Glenwood Power Station) powered most of the Getty Square Branch. That was (and is) the problem with DC electrification. Transmission loss and the need to have substations every few miles.

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