emfinite wrote:Here's two photos that I took February 28 this year. It shows the three tracks inside World Recycling.Hmm, in your photos looks like the fence between the ROW and the building supply company (the Quonset hut with the rusting roof) in the rear has been removed (along with many stacks of lumber that were there). Is that supply company still active, and if so do they plan to take advantage of the new sidings (of course, if it's became a storage space center or something else like that, then never mind).
From the photos, it looks like they can hold quite a few cars, for some pretty serious operation. It's great seeing a new customer take such an aggressive approach to using rail, rather than your normal 1 or 2 car spur.If their commodity is recycling, the only way to do it profitably is through volume. If you only had a 1-2 car spot, you would be out of business.
jayrmli wrote:Ah ha, I didn't realize that. Would a a Jamaica Ash-style "5 minute drill" help?I don't understand what train length has to do with it. If you're tying up the main anyway, what's the difference?The difference is if the train is too long, and straddles Nassau's interlocking, they can't cross a train over to Track 2 to run around. All the trains behind you have to wait, affecting OTP, and making them not too happy.
The secret is to open that blue binder in your bag with the word "Timetable" on the cover, and look up a time when you can hold the main and not affect any westbounds. To some conductors (i.e. "What are you talking about Guy?" ) this is an impossible feat. Hence the earlier comment about this being a challenging feat. Instead, they leave it up to the Block Operator, and just ask "When can you send me?"
Well as per General Notice 1-28 in effect today (Wednesday, Dec 17), the World Recycling switch is blocked, spiked, and out of service due to a track condition in the siding. That was a short lived operation...HA! Glad to see it's the same old NYAR!