• Brookhaven

  • 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 jayrmli
 
Rumor has it that he's next in line to "make a difference."

Jay
  by The Tenth Legion
 
On another topic in the NYA Forum, it was mentioned that the BNL switch is to be torn out. Anybody know anymore about this? Sounds like, if for nothing else, the BNL spur is good for car storage due to it's length. Thanks.
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Anything going on out there, active customer or used for car storage? Thanks.
  by DutchRailnut
 
U S Rail to build three-mile Long Island line
Friday, September 10, 2010

In a decision released Friday, the Surface Transportation Board authorized U S Rail Corp. to build and operate a three-mile line in Brookhaven, Suffolk County, N.Y., that will connect with the Long Island Rail Road, over which the New York & Atlantic provides freight service. The agency said the approval is subject to environmental mitigationconditions.

http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news ... sland.html

Full details at:
http://www.stb.dot.gov/decisions/Readin ... /40894.pdf
  by tj48
 
DutchRailnut wrote:U S Rail to build three-mile Long Island line
Friday, September 10, 2010

In a decision released Friday, the Surface Transportation Board authorized U S Rail Corp. to build and operate a three-mile line in Brookhaven, Suffolk County, N.Y., that will connect with the Long Island Rail Road, over which the New York & Atlantic provides freight service. The agency said the approval is subject to environmental mitigationconditions.

http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news ... sland.html

Full details at:
http://www.stb.dot.gov/decisions/Readin ... /40894.pdf
I could be wrong but with the way things move on Long Island this should start sometime in the next century :wink:. I can already hear the NIMBYS screaming....
  by railfan365
 
I agree with tj48. This project is something that should be done, bt there are poeple among us that would rather replace 6 trians per day with 1,000 trucks that would clog and beat up our roadways, and belch out exponentially more air pollution and noise than the trains would.
  by RRChef
 
The one thing to keep in mind is that US Rail is not a government agency but a for profit business. A substantial amount of work had already been done at the site before lawsuits started to fly. I think this is going to be completed very quickly.
  by Teutobergerwald
 
What will be the configuration of the trackage?
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Has any track work occurred yet?
  by tahawus84
 
No track work yet. The site is the process of being recleaned of all the trees that regrew since the inital clearing. There has also been some grading of the soil. So work has begun again
  by railfaned
 
Todays Newsday reports that yesterday was the official ground-breaking for the project. The 22 million dollar project is to be done by next spring. It is a 3.4 mile spur.
  by BobLI
 
Whos going to switch the spur? The Brookhaven rail coporation(new carrier?) or NY&A?
  by tj48
 
I have to say this is amazing. Even the local civic association said there is "tremendous environmental benefit" to rail transport over trucks. WOW. This is Long Island right? :wink:
U.S. Rail Corp is to be the operator : http://www.usrailcorp.com/-i-10.html?os ... 7dc2788f00
  by pumpers
 
railfaned wrote:Todays Newsday reports that yesterday was the official ground-breaking for the project. The 22 million dollar project is to be done by next spring. It is a 3.4 mile spur.
$22M for a 3.4 mile spur? I'm in the wrong business. JS
  by hrfcarl
 
Any reason US Rail was chosen for the project instead of NYA? Did NYA apply for this project? Would US Rail consider applying for freight rights on LIRR trackage when NYA contract comes to an end? Does it seem inefficient for there to be 3 short lines on one island (NY/NJ Rail, NYA & now US Rail) even one as large as Long Island including Brooklyn & Queens?
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