• Toys R Us traffic on the M&E?

  • Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.
Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, mikec, cjl330

  by blockline4180
 
Thank you....Hopefully things turn around economy wise. :(
  by ns3010
 
Wow, that's bad. Let's hope this isn't a sign of the future of the High Bridge Branch...

As for Kuiken, I've heard multiple things. In the spring, when the economy turns, and when the rehab of the branch takes place (due for this spring). We'll see what happens.
  by RS115
 
I will start keeping a closer eye on it again. When I last drove by in daylight (Wednesday I think) the Kuiken site seemed to look a little bit changed, so perhaps something is starting up there.
  by ns3010
 
I haven't seen anything different in a while.

I'm guessing they're waiting till the track rehab takes place.
  by RS115
 
I think they're waiting for the economy to improve - the costs to Kuiken are in building the buildings and stocking the place.
  by mikedc3
 
I don't think TrU has gotten any cars in a very long time.

In 2008 and all of 09, I worked in the building by Lk Jct and got to see the MnE every day. I was expecting them to be getting a lot of box cars heading into Christmas time but they never did. Every time I noticed box cars heading toward the HB branch, I would see them later that day by the team track in Kenvil where they used to unload the bricks. I never recall seeing any box cars that did not end up in Kenvil.

Several years ago I saw 13 boxes crossing Rt 10 for TrU.
  by blockline4180
 
mikedc3 wrote:I don't think TrU has gotten any cars in a very long time.

In 2008 and all of 09, I worked in the building by Lk Jct and got to see the MnE every day. I was expecting them to be getting a lot of box cars heading into Christmas time but they never did. Every time I noticed box cars heading toward the HB branch, I would see them later that day by the team track in Kenvil where they used to unload the bricks. I never recall seeing any box cars that did not end up in Kenvil.

Several years ago I saw 13 boxes crossing Rt 10 for TrU.
Your probably right, but its still very sad...Anyone on here know why Toys R Us doesn't even get a box car or two by rail?? You would think they would get something, unless they stopped selling diapers.
  by SemperFidelis
 
Speaking as a former P&G guy (Pampers etc.) the plants don't ship by rail anymore. Maybe the folks who make Huggies (Georgia Pacific?) do.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
In the past few years (2008-09) the Toys-R-Us Flanders warehouse hosted "liquidation sales" open to the public, which appeared in newspaper ads and signs. Not a good sign.
  by blockline4180
 
Yeah, well that is not good to hear! I guess a train hasn't served Toys since early 2008..

I'm trying to get the President of Tri-State to host a caboose hop on the High Bridge Branch(Something like the ones on the D&R), but I don't know if the track conditions are okay to handle passengers.
  by ns3010
 
How far down the line do the D&R ones go?

I would think the High Bridge trackage would be fine. The Toys For Tots train had a few passenger cars on it, so conditions can't be too bad...
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
ns3010 wrote:How far down the line do the D&R ones go?
In the most recent November trip, they went all the way to the end of the line at Polyfil.
  by airman00
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote:
ns3010 wrote:How far down the line do the D&R ones go?
In the most recent November trip, they went all the way to the end of the line at Polyfil.
What are those freight cars there? It appears that there is still customers nearby?
  by blockline4180
 
airman00 wrote:
R36 Combine Coach wrote:
ns3010 wrote:How far down the line do the D&R ones go?
In the most recent November trip, they went all the way to the end of the line at Polyfil.
What are those freight cars there? It appears that there is still customers nearby?

The D&R still has a steady plastics customer and seems to be the busiest line of late...It was the High Bridge Branch south of Route 46 that hasn't seen any action since December.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
Polyfil always has several covered hoppers parked. 84 Lumber on the flipside, hasn't seen a train in several years.