by Sir Ray
lirrmike wrote:On a side note, at the old PhelpsDodge site, construction has begun with pilings being put in. Don't know what or who is going in there or if they will get rail service. I have always said with UPS across the street, piggyback service would be perfect for a yard there.Hmmm, I know that the Phelps Dodge site was/is being considered for just such a possiblity of being an intermodal yard (originally this was in conjunction with the Trans-Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel, but certainly no reason why this couldn't be a seperate project).
I know our Big Box friends are looking elsewhere for store sites (Ikea in Red Hook, Walmart in Rego Park and Kew Gardens, Home Depot somewhere else), so perhaps this would support facilities for site remediation (was the cleanup ever completed at that site)