• "Power To Spare" MA&N Alcos (video)

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by ut-1
The Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern took a single covered hopper yesterday to a customer in Boonville using two Alco .locomotives (probably to eliminate a "drop" move just north of Potato Hill Rd in Boonville)), Nos. 2042 and 805.

Here's a video with some highlights of the move:

  by ut-1
MA&N has recently begun returning the tank cars stored north of Boonville earlier this year. Several hundred were stored on the otherwise unused ten-mile stretch of track between Boonville-Lyons Falls.

This video shows the first cut brought back to Utica crossing Harbor Point Road, Utica, on July 17th:


Yesterday, 65 tank cars were brought south. We see them here, at a good clip, passing under a farm bridge:

  by pumpers
I have a MA&N question unrelated to power, but I'll ask it here rather than start a new topic.

I've read several places online that the MA&N "northern division" includes Carthage to Newton Falls and Carthage to Lowville. Looking at Google Maps, the tracks seem to still be in all the way to Newton Falls, but out of the distance to Lowville (~15 miles), tracks seem to be there only about 2.5 miles (with occasional car storage). Are the tracks just overgrown south of that so I can't see them, or are they ripped up? Thanks
  by lvrr325
No track has been ripped up. However I don't believe there is any business on that section.
  by tree68
Re: Lowville. There is a bad pier on the bridge over the the Black River at Carthage - nothing has been across it for several years, and the last car across got a push from a loader as they didn't want to take a locomotive across.

That may well be the death of the Lowville line, unless someone decides to build a rail-lucrative industry down that way that makes repairing the bridge worthwhile.