Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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keiffer
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by keiffer » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:50 pm

Yes, Off of 23 behind the rock quarry.

milkman
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by milkman » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:54 pm

keiffer wrote:Yes, Off of 23 behind the rock quarry.
Thanks!

lvrr325
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by lvrr325 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:51 pm

Wouldn't be surprised to see some bigger trains down this side pending inspection of the bridge in Syracuse that the side fell off from today.

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by milkman » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:26 pm

lvrr325 wrote:Wouldn't be surprised to see some bigger trains down this side pending inspection of the bridge in Syracuse that the side fell off from today.
I saw the video of the side falling off the bridge, lucky nobody got hurt or killed.
That bridge could be out of service for awhile.

lvrr325
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by lvrr325 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:38 pm

I don't think the side panels contributed to the capacity of the structure. I think maybe some stress cracks compounded by water freezing in them led the side to finally fall off. There doesn't appear to be any rebar in it. And they could probably just wall off the underneath and put fill in there if the integrity is in doubt.

ut-1
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ut-1 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:14 pm

Here are a few photos from today, the first two in Clayville, the last in Waterville.
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by kaseytrainfan26 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:08 am

Any more revenue runs expected in the future???

milkman
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by milkman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 pm

My wife said an engine went by our house today heading south at around 2pm.The grand kids happened to be at our house which was good as they love to see trains.

ricky
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ricky » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:48 am

i heard they ran light engine yesterday i seen a picture pf the light engine on facebook one thing some of the crossings are still not working in norwich i thought all up working now does anyone knows whats going on with them?

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ricky » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:59 pm

i just heard they ran a train up and threw norwich today up north but it wasnt nysw 3040 engine it was norfolk southern engine my guess nysw 3040 must be out of service again or something

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by milkman » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:36 pm

ricky wrote:i just heard they ran a train up and threw norwich today up north but it wasnt nysw 3040 engine it was norfolk southern engine my guess nysw 3040 must be out of service again or something
Yeah, my wife and daughter saw it.They said it was pulling one rail car that they thought was a load of lumber.

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:19 am

According to Railfans of the NYS&W Facebook page, NS5361 brought a single bulkhead flat of steel, apparently similar to the steel loads that came up the line a couple weeks back?

ut-1
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ut-1 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 am

Here's the bulkhead flat in the S Utica runaround Friday night and No. 5361 leading its train of empties down Schuyler St 6:10 pm that same day (the crew switched 4 covered hoppers out of Sangerfield and 3 excess=height boxcars off the New Hartford industrial on their run north)
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ricky » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:48 pm

i just wondering with all the rain we had if their was any damage or washouts on the rail line

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by milkman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:08 am

ricky wrote:i just wondering with all the rain we had if their was any damage or washouts on the rail line
I don't believe any damage was done on the Utica line, but they did have a derailment in Deposit because of a washed out culvert last week.

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