• Rail service to Calverton?

  • 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 Shavano
 
If memory serves from the last trip out there, rail was rolled in 1950 at Beth.
  by JMBethpage
 
Took another look on Nov. 8. NY&A loco 159 with a string of hoppers parked near the switch. On Connecticut Ave. the crossbuck is painted on the roadway but the new sign is covered. The gate on Grumman Blvd. was unlocked and open so I took a look inside. Track completed with ballast around the turn and into the straight stretch all the way to the main entrance to EPCAL. Further west, work was ongoing west of the entrance and around the curve heading north.

looking west inside EPCAL, west of main gate
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0016.jpg
at west end
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0015.jpg
work near west end
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0014.jpg
hoppers near switch
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0013.jpg
looking east parallel to Grumman Blvd.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0012.jpg
work near west end
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0011.jpg
Connecticut Ave., sign covered
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0010.jpg
NY&A loco 159 near switch
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0009.jpg
inside EPCAL, near Connecticut Ave., parallel to Grumman Blvd.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0008.jpg
past gate
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0007.jpg
just past gate near Connectict Ave.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0006.jpg
through gate across Grumman Blvd.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0005.jpg
just past gate near Connecticut Ave.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0004.jpg
looking north from Grumman Blvd. through gate
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0003.jpg
looking across Grumman Blvd.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0002.jpg
W/B on Grumman Blvd.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... CT0001.jpg
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Some of that rail looks like spaghetti. Will that be a problem? Also, anybody know the weight of that rail? Thanks.
  by dedm30junk
 
100 pound from from 1927 in most places. and they still have to tamper the tracks and straighten the rails. work is still in progress.
  by tahawus84
 
155 and 159 both out there now
  by RRJS3
 
159 is no longer out there as of now, just saw it heading west in the lashup on the RS51.
  by tahawus84
 
no more power is out there. there is just 10-15 cars spotted up by the switch. They have started grading the ballast and setting the track. Looks real nice and straight now.
  by rb
 
How did they unload the stone hoppers out there?
  by tahawus84
 
Stone comes out the bottom of the hoppers. they must have used the engine to slowly move the cars while they unloaded the ballast out the bottom.
  by tahawus84
 
switch for eastern fence is in and the spur into their yard is also laid but no ballast yet. should be interesting to see how/ where the siding for metro fuel ends up. Also I thought I read awhile back they were going to change the location of the spur to a more central point in the industrial park to better serve everyone? Seems it is just going to be for eastern fence and metro right now
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Is it possible that the spur could be lengthened, have additional branches added to reach other parts of the area, or have spurs added to the existing spur as needed if business takes off? I take it it's not set in stone that only the existing spur can be used and not added to.
  by tahawus84
 
I am sure it could be made long or have spurs off it if someone wanted. I just know I saw a thing in the paper a while back and they had a meeting in front of the riverhead building supply building and they said they wanted the spur to have a more central location though the park so others could use it. I was hoping they werent going to change the plans to suit riverhead building supply as they already have a siding in riverhead they never use. I dont know what other businesses in the park would be interested in using the spur though.
  by Teutobergerwald
 
A few team tracks for off-line customers would be a good idea.
  by tahawus84
 
All the hoppers are gone. Tracks look real nice and they are up to the metro fuel site. there are 3 switch stands on the ground so I wonder what the configuration for metro will be
  by JMBethpage
 
As of 12/15 it looks like they're starting work on the crossing gates. A string of hoppers is parked near the switch, and track straightening equipment in use along Connecticut Ave. The stretch of track parallel to Grumman Blvd. looks to be finished and the equipment is further west around the last turn, not much further to go.
http://s1042.photobucket.com/albums/b42 ... 012-15-10/
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