New team track in Bronx

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New team track in Bronx

Post by bingdude » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:07 pm

Saw crews cutting in a switch on the west side of the Hudson Line just north of University Heights. It isn't connected to anything yet. Is this a new team track or is a customer (the cement company) going to use it?

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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by BobLI » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:01 am

Is that the area with a few abandoned tracks almost buried in the dirt?

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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:10 am

Area is the n ew tracks (two years??) at location of old salt pile, oposite switch for BN yard.
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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:25 pm

Butler Lumber is out, but there is talk about salt traffic.

Technically, a "team track" is a freight siding assigned to no customer, a public siding that anyone can pull up to and transload freight (so called from the days when teams of horses pulled wagons). If this siding has a specific purpose or customer, then it would be called a customer siding... or something...
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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by Travelsonic » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:55 pm

BobLI wrote:Is that the area with a few abandoned tracks almost buried in the dirt?
You mean the area with the NY Central Putnam Division remains/track?

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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:56 pm

nope other side , track 4 side
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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by Travelsonic » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:57 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:nope other side , track 4 side
Oops yeah, my bad.

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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by bingdude » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:43 pm

As of Yesterday Am it's just a switch with a derail that ends. Since its next to a road and there are no buildings near, it could be either a team track or a customer siding. It looks like it might eventually be cut into the old sidings on that property, but right now there is a telephone pole that might need to be moved on the river side.

Maybe this is another siding to off-load debris from the East Side Access excavation?

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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by Railfan-2 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:23 pm

This switch does not serve the East Side Access (ESA) project. All ESA activity is in BN Yard on the east side of the mainline.

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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by ajp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:05 pm

off topic but did i notice a caboose in the BN yard. I saw a cupola as i was driving down the Deegan.

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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by MNR's #1 Conductor » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:30 am

I was under the understanding that that new siding is going to be used for rock salt deliveries for DOT/Sanitation usage. Last time I was up that way on the Hudson, the track was just completed, but nothing on the site otherwise.
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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by freightguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:26 am

That's interesting alot of NYC salt used to make it's way to LIRR team yard where the Arch St Shop now stands. In Yard A there was even a track in the yard known as the Salt Lead. This business dried up in the early to mid 90's. I remember one the freight marketing managers saying how tough it was to get a permit for that stuff to store. Probably would of been some business if the switch was ready to go for this winter.
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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by MNR's #1 Conductor » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:41 am

freightguy wrote:That's interesting alot of NYC salt used to make it's way to LIRR team yard where the Arch St Shop now stands. In Yard A there was even a track in the yard known as the Salt Lead. This business dried up in the early to mid 90's. I remember one the freight marketing managers saying how tough it was to get a permit for that stuff to store. Probably would of been some business if the switch was ready to go for this winter.
I thought it would have been ready too. I mean the land is an empty lot, and the switch and spur seemed ready well before the winter started.
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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by railmason357 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:51 pm

Went by the other day and saw a bunch of vests and hardhats there. Few had CSX on them. I heard it was going to be for stone, not salt.
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Re: New team track in Bronx

Post by jakirk » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:38 pm

Is there any new news on this siding?

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