• Utica Branch Discussion Thread

  • Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.
Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.

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  by wally
 
really enjoy your street-running videos.
  by ricky
 
any reports of flood damage along utica line?
  by ut-1
 
Here's UT-1's first run of 2021 on Schuyler St (Jan 4th):

  by ut-1
 
Here's UT-1 yesterday morning on Schuyler Street, where a surprised motorist decided it best not to share the road with 3040 and its three-car freight, and switching Oneida Warehouse in nearby New Hartford on former NYO&W tracks

  by ut-1
 
Here's 3040 running light on Schuyler Street, Jan 21st

  by ut-1
 
A few looks at yesterday morning's plow extra are featured here:

  by ut-1
 
Here's No. 3040 on Schuyler Street, Feb 26th:

  by ut-1
 
Here is a highlight video of winter activity on Schuyler Street from 2018 to present:

  by JoeCollege
 
This thread has great videos but little actual discussion of this largely-dormant line.

Could we perhaps spin off a new Utica Branch Video Thread?
  by johnpbarlow
 
The videos are what keep this discussion thread alive. There isn't much, if anything, to talk about re: the moribund portion of the line. Track between Chenango Forks and Sherburne has been out-of-service for a years and apparently no shipper, or NYS&W for that matter, is seeking the line's restoration. Would make a nice excursion line...
  by Ken Rice
 
Agreed, the videos keep this thread alive. They’re actually how I discovered this line (thanks ut-1 !) and the fascinating New York Mills and New Hartford industrial tracks and industries.
  by hrsn
 
Agreed about the videos. Street running into a brewery....what could be better?
  by alzubal
 
Really enjoy the videos. Do they still run np to Sangerfield every week?
Thank you
Al
  by JoeCollege
 
Fine, I concede. But this thread is no longer about the now moribund and largely dormant line and its potential, and there's no such activity for there is none to be had. The thread is now entirely about most excellent videos of street running and small branches in Utica, and trips to Sangerfield. I see new posts and am ever hopeful for an actual update of restoration of the line, only to see videos of yet another bozo who has yet to figure out that the presence of tracks in his street and the daily movement of trains on said tracks are a fairly good indication that a train may come along. Which does make for fun and interesting video, and street running is always fun to watch.

So I'll sit down and shut up now. :-D
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