Southern Tier

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Flat-Wheeler
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Re: Southern Tier

Post by Flat-Wheeler » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:00 pm

Anchorman wrote: with the upswing in the economy and the new Patriot Corridor traffic the single track project is off!!! Good news!!! The new signal system is still on so if all goes as planned we'll have 261 signals and upgraded double track.
The single track project between Waverly and Johnson (Binghamton) has had an emergency stop order to halt the project...in favor of a double track expansion project. Possibly double track re-installed all points West of the Route 400 highway overpass. 261 signals Waverly to Johnson. Currently there are 251 signals (in one direction).

SteelRail
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Re: Southern Tier

Post by SteelRail » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:50 am

Flat-Wheeler wrote:
Anchorman wrote: with the upswing in the economy and the new Patriot Corridor traffic the single track project is off!!! Good news!!! The new signal system is still on so if all goes as planned we'll have 261 signals and upgraded double track.
The single track project between Waverly and Johnson (Binghamton) has had an emergency stop order to halt the project...in favor of a double track expansion project. Possibly double track re-installed all points West of the Route 400 highway overpass. 261 signals Waverly to Johnson. Currently there are 251 signals (in one direction).
I'd suspect this to not be true anymore. Bi-diectional signals are set up, tested, and aimed along track 1 between Owego and Binghamton, and existing signals on both tracks are marked for removal. Furthermore, according the the newspaper, crossing work is lated for the end of September for the crossings that are in the sections that are going to be single tracked, but not those where there'll be sidings.
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photorailfan
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Re: Southern Tier

Post by photorailfan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:27 pm

Can any one give me information as to how many trains run on the southern tier? I live in new jersey so i'm not familiar with western new york. I plan on railfanning the line this year. Also, i was reading about the problem with the portageville bridge. Is the line open or shut down due to this bridge.

malfunctjct
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Re: Southern Tier

Post by malfunctjct » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:49 pm

There are several road trains, west out of Binghamton is 23K, 205, 12T and 39T (CP Haulage train). 309 runs west from Corning. East out of Buffalo is 22k, 206, 13T, 38T and 310 (terminates at Corning). There is an H88 which runs from Elmira to Binghamton and back to Elmira. Plus numerous locals and coal trains. The line is open and it can be quite busy.

12T/13T work Corning and 13T works Binghamton (12T occasionaly does work at Binghamton as well).

photorailfan
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Re: Southern Tier

Post by photorailfan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:21 pm

thanks for the info.

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