Tpochron33 wrote:Does anyone have any updates on the status of the branch......pass through alot but seems to be no movement on the line......There is a CSOR Facebook group that seems to have semi-frequent updates on the operations in the greater Hartford area. They include and welcome posts/questions on the CNZR and there is an engineer for CNZR that is active in the group.
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Recently it was posted that Tri-State Brick in Manchester was stopping the practice of receiving inbound box cars of brick. This was the last customer east of the East Hartford "yard". I posted that on a CSOR thread over in the class III forum for G&W. This response was posted and some of the information is relevant to the activity, or lack thereof, on the CSOR into CNZR Armory branch.
East Hartford still has a transload operation going on and they still store the gondola cars for C&d in the yard. Off the SW line their is a siding that receives fruits, veg, produce. Further down the line on SW there is lumber, as well as a tank car siding (not sure what is in the tank cars) and that is about it. CNZR still gets are car or two delivered but that is pretty much done with for the season I believe. The Manchester line from School street in East Hartford to Manchester is pretty much OOS. They did do the third crossing though with tar just before the line goes across rte 84. This was badly needed for automobile traffic and not so much for rail. CSO is just about done on these two lines unless they can get out there and find new customers.