Teutobergerwald wrote:I had to take Sunrise Highway to get to the Meadowbrook Pkwy. the other day, and I could've sworn the covered hopper spotted on that spur in Freeport just west of the Meadowbrook was gone. Am I correct? Did NYA pull it out of there? Thanks.
I am going to have to second this - I was going from the Meadowbrook onto Sunrise, and the covered hopper was not visible (usually you could see about a third of the hopper visible from right after where the WB off-ramp merges into Sunrise. Having a few minutes to spare, I then made a few turns and ended up on the Street than runs in front of Quality Lienals (Bennington Ave.) This street sort of dead-ends in a 'T', the North of the 'T' being the 'open-air hiring hall' (not gonna go into that). Even from this area I could not see the covered hopper anymore. The north end of the T is blocked to vehicle traffic, but otherwise seems open to pedestrian access (there are two goal net in that area - for a minute I wondered "Hockey?!?" until I realized "Oh, soccer/futbol"). Anyway, not wanting to talk with the Freeport Police, I did not walk into that area to get closer to the tracks, so while I can confirm the freight car was moved, I cannot say if it was shoved further into the siding (from Bing, it looks like this is possible
) or if it has been taken away for scrapping.
I must admit I found it odd that there were quite a number of truck bodies on jacks at the end of Bennington - both Van bodies and flatbeds. Some were parked (placed) in front of Quality Lineals too - is this a form of (non-railroad) intermodal they do (maybe a better terms is modular storage and transport, like PODS)?