• *Fly Ash* to Blissville

  • Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
  by DaveBarraza
 
Fly Ash is going somewhere on the lower Montauk... Not potash, :-) . One thing it's used for is in water filtration processes, but it's used in a lot of other stuff too.

It would be in covered hoppers that are similar to concrete hoppers, but equipped with the piping for pressure discharge.

If anyone has seen the cars down there, or knows the customer, any info would be great!

Thanks,
Dave
  by rb
 
Interesting. The MUs that had been sitting on the south side of the yard recently disappeared, and there was a construction crew working in the yard last week. Haven't seen any covered hoppers yet, though.
  by rb
 
Update: looks like they are pouring concrete pads between the southernmost yard track and Railroad Ave. How does one hear about upcoming fly Ash moves?
  by ConstanceR46
 
Interesting. My eyes are untrained but Bliss seems rather under-utilized; more traffic to it seems good.
  by DaveBarraza
 
ConstanceR46 wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:16 am Interesting. My eyes are untrained but Bliss seems rather under-utilized; more traffic to it seems good.
Allied Extruders was busy - until they weren't. When was that? 2016 they closed down?

A little bit farther east, Nichols seems to have a lot of active customers.

Dave
  by rb
 
Here's what the yard looks like today:

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Also, THE PLOT THICKENS. There was a guy walking the yard wearing a Watco Transload Terminals vest . He wasn't giving up any info though :wink: Or maybe he's part of the WM operation.
  by DaveBarraza
 
rb wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:07 pm Here's what the yard looks like today
Excellent thanks!

I think Watco moves the cars for WM, not positive.
  by freightguy
 
I think that is correct about WATCO moving the cars at both Waste Management terminals in Brooklyn and Queens.

Fly ash is also a byproduct of when trash is incinerated. I think the Brookhaven Rail Terminal was supposed to have a fly ash move that didn't pan out. Good to see something else going on near Blissville whatever the move turns out to be.
  by rb
 
In the past couple days, a large blue belt unloader appeared.
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  by rb
 
Six covered hoppers have been spotted.
  by DaveBarraza
 
Thanks, rb.

That's some serious lens you must be using to get those shots!!!