Trash train timings

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matt
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Trash train timings

Post by matt » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:14 am

Good morning
I am heading to New York and may find time to do some railfanning / spotting in the central New York area, mainly Penn and Grand Central. Does anyone know if there are any unsual workings in this area and when they usually run? Ive seen a few garbage train videos in the New York area, would anyone be able to shed any light?
Thanks :)
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Re: Trash train timings

Post by Allan » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:49 pm

matt wrote:Good morning
I am heading to New York and may find time to do some railfanning / spotting in the central New York area, mainly Penn and Grand Central. Does anyone know if there are any unsual workings in this area and when they usually run? Ive seen a few garbage train videos in the New York area, would anyone be able to shed any light?
Thanks :)
Matt, welcome.

This forum is for the NYC Subway and the PATH system and the Staten Island Rapid Transit.

For NY Penn Station try the AmTrak forum or the NJ Transit forum or even the Long Island Railroad forum. For Grand Central try the MetroNorth forum.

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Re: Trash train timings

Post by Kamen Rider » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:08 pm

If you mean the subway refuse collection trains, the best place to scope them out is near the access points to their main yards, such as 38th street Yard in Brooklyn, next to the 9th Ave station on the D. I also often saw one along the Queens Blvd line in the early afternoon heading east along the local.

I only ask because a large portion of New York City's solid waste collection is moved by mainline rail nowadays. I live about a mile from one of the trash transfer stations where they load them into quarter sized shipping containers for the New York & Atlantic (the contracted freight operator for the Long Island Rail Road) to take away.
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