freightguy wrote:cutler wrote,
Do you guys know if the lumber guy takes cars on the south(railroad west) end of the Navy lead in Maspeth still?
If that's the track that turns south and runs parallel to 49th street - no. But the spot just south of maspeth ave has one or two customers - there's usually at least one boxcar on the two tracks down there.
Arch was good for quite a few cars - wheelspur seems to have preserved that traffic. When WM comes online late this year, traffic will basically double.
I'm curious to see if the Kosciusko bridge replacement will yield cars. They are already putting up supports for it on the Brooklyn side. Rumor is they'll get steel loads, or ship scrap steel - loaded directly on the old southernmost track (no new siding).
The only real loss in recent times has been allied extruders, which is definitely never come back. Maybe someone else will take over the spot- it would be good for warehousing & truck reload. A food supplier could make good use of it, though you'd have to find one that would want to move in.