New Haven Armory Branch

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New Haven Armory Branch

Post by FLRailFan1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:15 pm

I was viewing a You Tube video of someone walking the Armory Branch from Shaker to Moody Road, and I saw three switches (one went to a building on Shaker, two others went into the woods, does anyone know what industries it was. I'm not sure when the person walked it but it looks bad...

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Re: New Haven Amory Branch

Post by Jedijk88 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:39 pm

I walked this part of the Armory branch back around 2001. Between Shaker Road and Moody Road I believe there are 4 turnouts. The first was a siding that went into a company called Anocoil, and at the time this siding was in good condition. The next siding seems to go into a concrete ready-mix company that may or may not had been operating. Then there was the old turnout for Lego, and the track ended in the woods. Lego's manufacturing operation ended there around 1999 / 2000. The next switch was for Martin-Brower, who received reefers of French fries until the early 1980's. The track was pulled up several feet after the turnout, but the unloading doors on the building remained in place. The last industry with a siding was just south of Moody Road, and that was for Westvaco Co.

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Re: New Haven Amory Branch

Post by FLRailFan1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:29 pm

What did Anocoil make and what kind of cars did the receive? I guess Lego received hopper cars of plastic pallets, I guess Westvaco received boxcars of paper. Concrete was I guess had hoppers and M-B refrigerator cars... I guess East Hartford yard was a busy place in the 1970s and early 80s...

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Re: New Haven Armory Branch

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