NYNJ Rail Sightings

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rscott417 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:14 pm

Nice pictures. I think the only reason they venture down 1st ave is Sims, do they recieve that type of gondola?
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby DogBert » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:13 pm

Last I checked SIMS is the only customer up 1st ave. They get NS gons for metal recycling. A few possibilities for the CDEX car: sims testing it in place of the NS gons, or maybe they'll be used for plastics or glass assuming a buyer with rail access has come along.

Unless of course someone is loading c&d now somewhere along the line.

I wonder what ever happened to that plan to ferry over autoracks and unload them at the lot just south of SIMS...
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rr503 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:26 pm

Axis group went bankrupt and the site has lain vacant ever since. The NYCEDC has an RFP out for it now. There was also a bit of a political kerfuffle over funding recently, which delayed the finding of a new tenant, but that has been sorted out.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby ccutler » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:13 am

Those gondolas don't look high enough for C&D loads. The photo of the gons behind the engine suggests they are just slightly-higher-than-normal height gondolas. I would bet they are loaded with scrap iron.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby mikey cruz » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:36 pm

They are used for C&D also CCUTLER, there's pics. Going to SIMS I would think it's scrap too though.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rr503 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:35 pm

Looks like PANYNJ is getting more money for NYNJ.
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... -fast-lane
Rail service in four states will benefit from more than $66 million in grants that the U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week...The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will receive $10.7 million to improve its cross-harbor carfloat operation.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rb » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:58 pm

There are two types of gons in the pictures, NS and CDEX. CDEX = Costal Distributing, usually used for C&D.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby freightguy » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:31 pm

From Progressive Rail,

• Cross Harbor freight program, $10,672,590. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will use the funds for intermodal rail improvements. The project includes two components: At the 65th Street Yard, extending the existing transloading dock and making other improvements; and at Port Jersey Division Second Track, double-tracking a portion of the Port Jersey Division of New York New Jersey Rail LLC
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby jtunnel » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:12 am

As for the CDEX gondolas, I wonder if NYNJRR is storing cars again? There have been several cars stored at Bush Yard for some time now.

BTW, Davidson Pipe looks like the Brooklyn operations are gone/done. Demolition crews onsite of the property and it looks to be gutted inside.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby ccutler » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:52 pm

My flight into LGA flew near the 65th street yard. I could see about 15 or so black gondolas in the old yard where the barges used to get loaded. Furthest north on the trackage, I could see four gondolas at the northwestern-most part of the track. I couldn't tell what was in them. Next to the four gondolas was a large building of the type commonly used to shelter piles of C&D, sand, scrap, whatever.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby ccutler » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:31 am

I saw the NYNJ rail barge approaching Brooklyn at 10:30 am today. I could make out a loaded centerbeam lumber car, two covered hoppers, a box car, and a tank car, from the north side of the barge using binoculars.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:16 pm

Passed by yesterday on way to the Belt Parkway, late yesterday afternoon. Two NYNJ locomotives present- one in yard itself, looked like an SW-1500. The other was in the fence enclosure near the team tracks. That looked like an MP-15ac. Did NYNJ get an MP-15ac for their roster? Thanks.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby Teutobergerwald » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:54 pm

Ahhhhh, could've been. Looks like an MP-15ac from up on ramp from 278.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Postby rscott417 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:48 pm

And the other one you saw was most likely this one http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4472840
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