• Blissville Yard

  • Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
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  by AlKaLI
 
Dogbert:
From my M-7 window yesterday evening, there were about 8 very clean Herzog cars on the easternmost loop track in Sunnyside where the LIRR and Amtrak cross overhead.
Also noticed a string of empty DIFCO side dump cars. AMT uses that loop track frequently to store M of W equipment. I don't know if these Herzog cars are the same ones in Blissville. My guess is that LIRR (or maybe NY & A) was storing them for AMT and then brought them over when needed.

Anyway, Friday's train of cars was on the WB track that is being constructed for the ESA project. The LIRR website states that it is part of a project to pour a concrete slab and a new bypass track. The slab is in and new track (concrete ties) has already been installed and ballasted. The work started on 7/22 and is supposed to finish by 8/16. It roughly spans from the 39th St overpass to Queens Blvd.
  by DogBert
 
Blissville is again empty. It has another string of CDEX cars for 2 or 3 months, but they've been cleared out.
  by Uncle Cheapo
 
Cdex's are back.
  by DogBert
 
As of the last night or two? Huh. I thought there might be another stretch of a few weeks with nothing in there.
  by Uncle Cheapo
 
Check for yourself
  by DogBert
 
Oh I believe you - just a little surprised.
  by Teutobergerwald
 
A pair of NYA SW-1001's was switching Blissville Yard late Thursday afternoon. Saw them on the west end of the yard from above on the eastbound L.I.E. viaduct.
  by DogBert
 
A half dozen rock cars on the southernmost track have been parked and sitting there all summer. Bad order waiting for work? I figured these would have moved sooner with stone season & all...
  by Teutobergerwald
 
The GATX cars briefly visible from the L.I.E. viaduct when going eastbound ?
  by DogBert
 
Most likely - though I've never looked over there from the LIE. Can't imagine what else it would be though.
  by DogBert
 
RR Construction Corp excavator now on site at the east end of the yard. Parked w/no crew in sight this morning. Near the ballast cars there's a big stack of new cross ties.

I'm assuming they're going to add an east end switch to the yard.
  by Teutobergerwald
 
That should make it more usable.
  by DogBert
 
I'd be really surprised if they're not installing it, given that a WM crew will be moving cars in and out of the yard to their new sidings.
  by DogBert
 
105 (shut down) + 7 suspiciously clean cars (boxes, gon) sitting in Blissville this morning. Each car looked to be recently painted to remove graffiti, in colors matching the existing car colors. I'm guessing this is for a TV/Movie shoot? 105 is ugly as ever ironically.

The stone cars that have been sitting in the yard look like they were switched up a track or two, behind the boxes & 105, maybe to be out of camera view?

RR construction front end loader has also joined the excavator. No signs of work behind that though.
  by mikey cruz
 
what kind of boxcars were they? color?
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