Marcal Paper Burnt to the Ground

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riffian
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Marcal Paper Burnt to the Ground

Post by riffian » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:50 pm

Spectacular fire at Marcal in East Paterson. Not sure how big a NYSW customer it was recently, but it used to be a very good source of both inbound and outbound boxcars.

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airman00
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Re: Marcal Paper Burnt to the Ground

Post by airman00 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:52 pm

It’ll be a shame to lose another NJ rail customer! NJ rail customers really starting to get scarce especially here in northern NJ!

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Re: Marcal Paper Burnt to the Ground

Post by airman00 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:14 pm

Looking at some aerial footage of what’s left, it appears all the railroad infrastructure is intact and unharmed. I did see what appeared to be 3 rail cars on a siding adjacent to one of the buildings still standing. Possibly boxcars? So they must’ve still been an active customer? At any rate after this all calms down I guess the NYSW will have to send a crew to retrieve those three cars.

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Re: Marcal Paper Burnt to the Ground

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:01 pm

Fire started in a warehouse, then engulfed the paper mill. Yes, Marcal has remained an active customer to date.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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