• RCRY taking over Metuchen Yd

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Discussion related to the operations and equipment of Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) from 1976 to its present operations as Conrail Shared Assets. Official web site can be found here: CONRAIL.COM.

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  by enginedave
 
A reliable source tells me Conrail is giving up Metuchen to the Raritan Central...
  by TAMR213
 
WHAT? This is big news to me. Can you please elaborate? How will operations be affected? Will the RCRY be able to have a crew qualified for the corridor? I've also heard over the past few years that the RCRY will be opening an intermodel port on the Raritan, but it seems nothing has come of that yet. I almost hate to say it, but it kinda makes sense.
  by railroadcarmover
 
It was my understanding from a few years ago when this was proposed that CSAO would base their operations out of a office trailer to be set up at the yard adjacent to the northbound side of the NEC south of the 287 overpass. CSAO would still control train activity on the NEC.
  by enginedave
 
RCRY now has an agreement with CRSA to take outbounds up to Metuchen Yd and bring inbounds back. The dry runs will start this weekend (6/04/11) beginning Saturday @ 1030am approx. So get your cameras and wait at the Rt 1 xing. Big Green is coming thru... Could be the beginning something much bigger in the near future...
  by faxman
 
As of last week RCRY are still doing there interchange at riverside rd trackage.
  by TAMR213
 
This months Rumorpace states that the RCRY is looking to acquire four new locomotives to handle the "increased traffic" due to this deal, but that CSAO will still be serving the Hatco plant...
  by enginedave
 
The president of RCRY is too cheap to buy any locomotives. He kept changing his mind yet frets over the upkeep costs of the junk he has. He is a complete moron that doesn't know how to run a railroad and keeps pissing off CR. I bet the derail still hasn't come down off of the Heller Park lead because of the way he mouthed off to CR.
  by faxman
 
For the last 2 week I have not seen the RCRY on the riverside dr siding droping or picking up cars. just Conrail down to the chemial plant mid day
  by railroadcarmover
 
faxman wrote:For the last 2 week I have not seen the RCRY on the riverside dr siding droping or picking up cars. just Conrail down to the chemial plant mid day

RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.
  by Mike77E9
 
railroadcarmover wrote:RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.
I've been hearing them call Conrail Browns on AAR 58 when they want to go into Metuchen yard to make their drop/make their pickup. They have been calling themselves 'RC1'

Is there any more confirmation of the RCRY taking over Metuchen Yard? Also, i came across this on their website the other day: http://www.raritanexpress.com/route.html

Wouldn't this 'Raritan Express Shuttle' be stepping on NS,CSX,CSAO's toes at all? Looks like they have it going up the chemical coast. Close up on the map here: http://www.raritanexpress.com/assets/im ... map-lg.jpg
  by bigblue5277
 
Mike77E9 wrote:
railroadcarmover wrote:RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.
A pair of LTEX units lead a train of 15 cars or so east across Rt. 1 at 8:50am this morning. The train was also trailed by a pair of RCRY Geeps. Must have been the move mentioned above. As nice of a surprise as this was, why were they crossing Rt. 1 at the height of the morning rush hour? I guess it doesn't matter as Rt. 1 is always jam-packed. Does anyone know how regular this move is?
  by Sir Ray
 
so, 3 years down the road, is this still true?
He [the president of RCRY] is a complete moron that doesn't know how to run a railroad and keeps pissing off CR. I bet the derail still hasn't come down off of the Heller Park lead because of the way he mouthed off to CR.
  by TAMR213
 
bigblue5277 wrote:
Mike77E9 wrote:
railroadcarmover wrote:RCRY now runs its outbounds up to Metuchen Yard. They cross Route 1 around 6:00 / 6:30am. They drop their empties in Metuchen on 2 tracks and pull back to Raritan Center with their inbounds. They started this about a month ago.
A pair of LTEX units lead a train of 15 cars or so east across Rt. 1 at 8:50am this morning. The train was also trailed by a pair of RCRY Geeps. Must have been the move mentioned above. As nice of a surprise as this was, why were they crossing Rt. 1 at the height of the morning rush hour? I guess it doesn't matter as Rt. 1 is always jam-packed. Does anyone know how regular this move is?
When they still interchanged with CSAO in Raritan Center, I believe it was pretty much every weekday but I'm not sure about more recent times.

Sometimes a train going across Route 1 while its packed would actually help traffic by thinning it out a bit.