oibu wrote:Well, FWIW CP did a major rehab and significant reconfiguration of Binghamton yard so that employee was at best exaggerating by about a decade. Was still in good shape too, at least aside from any recent Harrison-era neglect in the last few years.Not sure where in Binghamton you are referring to but on the ex-Erie west of QD at Chenango St, main 2 is the most frequently used track for eb and wb trains to/from the D&H (north and south) with main 1 used as a wb secondary track. As a consequence, main 2 is all CWR with decent ties and ballast while main 1 still has a fair amount of stick rail but on new ties/ballast. The parallel Johnson runner, restricted speed track used by many but not all trains operating between East Binghamton yard and the Tier, is still all jointed rail and could use some rehab. West of CP-217 at Johnson City, the single track main is pristine (and far better than it was in the EL days!).
Is the track in Binghamton (former CR main tracks) still completely a wreck like it was a year ago when I last saw it?
Don't know if you're a Facebook user but the NS D&H South and Southern Tier lines FB page has a ton of Binghamton area photos: