I have been informed that all traffic going to Port Jeff, Southold and Eastport is being delivered to Brookhaven Rail Terminal instead of the respective towns (all of which used t be served by NYAR). As a Port Jefferson branch railfan, this is a major disappointment as I am hoping to see NYAR return to Riverhead Lumber in Port Jeff again (although I have heard of some rumors of test runs to PJ earlier this year). I can see Southold and Eastport being too far for NYAR crew, but why not go to Port Jeff again? It's not too far past DUKE interlocking in Northport and they saw service up until 2006. There shouldn't be a need for truck transfers at Yaphank for freight going to rail-accessible industries.
"Look down, step over, and watch the gap!" - Dr. John Clarke, The Gap Rap (2010)