• Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

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

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  by BR&P
 
RailKevin wrote:Would the stretch of track from the wye at Cairn Street to the Lincoln Park shops be considered a part of the "Belt Line"?
No, the Belt Line started at the wye and went from there. So just from Cairn Street on is where those 35 were.
  by sd80mac
 
BR&P wrote:B&O's 1954 Form 6 showed 35 named customers on the Belt Line alone, not counting team track customers. Image

Team track customers?
  by BR&P
 
Well, it would not have listed them because there was no way of knowing who would or would not be a customer at any given time.

Or are you asking what a team track customer was? A team track was a railroad-owned siding for the use of anyone who did not have their own siding, and got its name from the team of horses which used to pull a wagon up to the cars. . In some cases the TT was used by a given customer regularly and for years - for example Miller Brick used to get many, many cars of bricks from team tracks at Ridge Road, both on the NYC and the B&O. On the other hand, there might be some company who had a 1-time only move of something, and again it would be sent to a team track.

Team tracks varied in size, from a small spur which held 2 or 3 cars, up to big long tracks accommodating 25 or 30 cars at a time.
  by sd80mac
 
BR&P wrote:
sd80mac wrote:Team track customers?
Or are you asking what a team track customer was? A team track was a railroad-owned siding for the use of anyone who did not have their own siding, and got its name from the team of horses which used to pull a wagon up to the cars.
This one...

Thanks! just like what CSX and NS is having now.. Flex transfer where trucks comes in to transfer materials from cars to trucks. Then trucks bring materials to the customers who don't have the tracks or don't have access to the tracks.
  by charlie6017
 
I got lucky yesterday and caught the southbound road train leaving Brooks Ave. yard, so I decided
to chase it all the way to Caledonia-Mumford. The consist was 4 engines and 28 cars, most of them
loaded covered hoppers full of salt.

Beautiful day for a chase!

First shots are at Fisher Rd., leaving the yard.

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  by charlie6017
 
Then I went to the crossing at Brook Road and grabbed a few shots......

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  by charlie6017
 
Then crossing over Rte 383 past Scottsville on the way to Caledonia-Mumford.....

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  by charlie6017
 
Lastly approaching and passing the Rte. 36 crossing in Mumford, hope you enjoyed the pics! :-D

Charlie

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  by Benjamin Maggi
 
Thanks for the pictures. I have always wanted to chase that train, but thought it operated at night.
  by charlie6017
 
Thank you all for the kind words. I happened upon this train purely by accident, I drove down Beahan Road just to
peek down the tracks and see what was going on and when I got to the crossing, the power was going across.

The train left right about high noon, but I'm not sure if this is their actual schedule. It was a pretty easy chase, I would
say the train speed was about 25-30 mph or so.

Charlie
  by thebigham
 
I went to the exBR&P station in Freedom on the former R&S.

The station is very bad shape. One side of the station is open to the elements and the floor inside has collapsed.

Pics here:

http://photos.greatrails.net/show/?orde ... =1&key=712" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Trackside pic: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=235161" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"Bulletins" board: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=235160" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Former grade which is now a snowmobile trail: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=235159" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by thebigham
 
^Yes, I was on it.

I had wanted to be on the Friday trip, but I couldn't due to a family event. And you all were in Arcade! Where I live! lol
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