Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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ricky
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ricky » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:04 pm

milkman wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Just found out tracks are washed out again south of Oxford.Unbelievable , they just finished repairing them and they get washed out again before they had a chance to use them.
just great wow

ricky
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ricky » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:15 pm

this time dont bother put any more time money or work fixing this washout just pull up the rails it would a lot of head ach this time.

ut-1
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ut-1 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:28 pm

Utica-Sangerfield service was suspended for three weeks due to the extensive flood damage suffered by the Utica Main following the Oct 31-Nov 1st storm.

On Nov 19,the Susquehanna operated two ballast trains.

Service resumed on Nov 20th.

This video features scenes from the second ballast train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqgr5Ch9ln0&t=1s

JTBernier
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by JTBernier » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:56 pm

Solar panels?

johnpbarlow
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by johnpbarlow » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:50 am

Solar panels can be used for GPS-programmed automatic ballast distribution:

https://www.herzog.com/capability/balla ... equipment/

JTBernier
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by JTBernier » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:09 am

Ahhh.... thanks

ut-1
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

Post by ut-1 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:36 pm

Here's UT-1 running to Sangerfield yesterday in tough wintry conditions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o4oW4vf7Oo

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