Track issues in South Brooklyn

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jtunnel
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Track issues in South Brooklyn

Post by jtunnel » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:43 pm

Just before the Blizzard of 2016 it looks like the rail-head rolled over on the NY&A interchange track. Today was the first day crews could get into the area to remove some of the affected equipment and begin repairs. Some of the loaded cars are still partially on the ground.

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DogBert
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Re: Track issues in South Brooklyn

Post by DogBert » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:22 am

I wonder if they'll have to shut down the N subway when they're re-railing? (since it comes out of the tunnel right next to those cars). I'm guessing it's no big deal with them being lumber cars...

Years ago LIRR dropped a tanker in Yard A and the powers that be suspended area subways, moves through harold, etc... at rush hour, of course.

jtunnel
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Re: Track issues in South Brooklyn

Post by jtunnel » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:47 pm

No hazmats, so it makes life a bit easier for the railroad.

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Re: Track issues in South Brooklyn

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:03 pm

Not an easy project to replace ties in winter,hopefully this summer,they will put in more ties. :wink:
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Re: Track issues in South Brooklyn

Post by jtunnel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:53 pm

NY&A 270 and 271 pulled the last three center-beams back onto the tracks this afternoon. Photos later.

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Re: Track issues in South Brooklyn

Post by jtunnel » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:39 am

A few more photos have been posted to the earlier link.

A very short video here:

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