NYGL and Port Jervis roundhouse area

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NYGL and Port Jervis roundhouse area

Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:15 pm

So I heard over the summer that NYGL was in negotiations with the city to rebuild the roundhouse at Port Jervis, then bring the rest of their equipment there and use the roundhouse as their new base of operations. Erie 833 and associated passenger cars are still in Binghamton. Anything happening with the Port Jervis roundhouse?

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Re: NYGL and Port Jervis roundhouse area

Post by blockline4180 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:27 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:So I heard over the summer that NYGL was in negotiations with the city to rebuild the roundhouse at Port Jervis, then bring the rest of their equipment there and use the roundhouse as their new base of operations. Erie 833 and associated passenger cars are still in Binghamton. Anything happening with the Port Jervis roundhouse?

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Don't know, but I was told that the GP9 that was there over the summer/fall was sent back to Passaic/Garfield for the Dundee Spur operations.. That made me rather curious as to what is going on up there!
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Post by henry6 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:52 pm

And the rest of thier stuff sits in Binghamton!

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Post by Erie-Lackawanna » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:53 pm

It's still in Binghamton due to some equipment issues that need to be resolved. Eventually it will all go back to PO.

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:07 pm

Yes, I think we've got the equipment issue squared, but what of the roundhouse site?

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Post by Steamtown Observer » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:45 am

Yes, I think we've got the equipment issue squared, but what of the roundhouse site?
Port Jervis already had plans drawn up to build three stalls of the roundhouse, I'm not sure which section they planned on using. These plans also had some sort of retail structures either attached or on the grounds. I think this stuff is going to be hashed out and/or redesigned by the city and NYGL. I think all the NYGL equipment will be in town by the Spring but I don't know when you might start to see a structure go up.
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Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:49 am

I have been told off-forum by a reliable source that construction should begin this spring.
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Post by Steve F45 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:34 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:I have been told off-forum by a reliable source that construction should begin this spring.
Thats very good news to hear. Though it will only be 3 stalls, if there is a small retail store of sorts does anyone think they'll have anykind of public viewing area of the inside of the roundhouse? Maybe watch anykind of restoration that would be possibly beeing done.

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:06 pm

I haven't seen any drawings, but this is meant to be a working shop, not a Steamtown tour. I'm sure there will be the inevitable open houses, but time will tell.
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Post by Steve F45 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:28 pm

yesterday i decided what the hell, why not email the mayor or atleast someone who reads/answers the mayors mail. So I did, emailed the PJ mayor about the roundhouse and got this response back.
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The long term plan is to construct a, portion, replica of the round house to house a rail car/engine restoration company and possibly a museum. Excursions, from PJ west are also part of the plans.
The catch is the property is contaminated from the railroad and needs to be cleaned up. This process may take a year or more but the process is underway.

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Post by pumpers » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:44 am

yesterday i decided what the hell, why not email the mayor or atleast someone who reads/answers the mayors mail. So I did, emailed the PJ mayor about the roundhouse and got this response back.
Why did you go and do that and get real facts from someone who really knows and publicly post them and the source? It's more fun to guess at rumors and repeat other postings from other forums and make stuff up.

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Post by ricebrianrice » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:50 am

Steve,
Isn't it amazing what you can find out when you just ask.

Sound good for PJ.

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Post by Steve F45 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:22 pm

pumpers wrote:
yesterday i decided what the hell, why not email the mayor or atleast someone who reads/answers the mayors mail. So I did, emailed the PJ mayor about the roundhouse and got this response back.
Why did you go and do that and get real facts from someone who really knows and publicly post them and the source? It's more fun to guess at rumors and repeat other postings from other forums and make stuff up.
I know its fun to post rumors or "my friend heard from someone who works for a railroad, etc" but we all know how those threads end up here. I'de rather keep the thread going with stuff that is true and factual. :P

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:20 pm

Why is posting rumors fun? The information I got came from a source close to the subject who did not want his identity revealed. Glad the mayor's office was able to offer some info. Steve45 did well taking the initiative.

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Post by joshuahouse » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:23 pm

Otto did your source also speak of excursions westward from PJ? I think I remember the lease for the line from NS either specified that those were not allowed or specified an insurance premium that was astronomical.
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