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Re: Brookhaven

Post by tahawus84 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:17 pm

I think it is great that brookhaven and calverton are getting done. It is ashame that others who want rail service are not allowed but certain towns to have it though ie 84 lumber and winter bros in medford. The winter bros proposal was pretty large as well

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by Teutobergerwald » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:41 am

Has any progress been made, or is there still too much snow on the ground out there?
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Re: Brookhaven

Post by railfaned » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:29 pm

The original announcement for the Brookhaven Rail Terminal said that it's supposed to be opening this spring. Since spring is here, has any work been completed yet?
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Re: Brookhaven

Post by tahawus84 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:08 am

Nope. Just cleared all the trees all the way to the expressway. Still just grading and separating out sand and rocks. Thought the switch was going in this spring so maybe well see some thing soon. Probably a little behind with all the snow we had this year

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by tahawus84 » Sun May 01, 2011 4:40 pm

Switch is on site but not installed yet.

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by tahawus84 » Sun May 01, 2011 4:51 pm

Also don't know if its related but there is a new signal facing west at the bellport ave crossing

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by Teutobergerwald » Sun May 01, 2011 7:13 pm

What type of signal?
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Re: Brookhaven

Post by tahawus84 » Sun May 01, 2011 7:57 pm

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As far as the signal I dont know what kind it is I can grab some pics tomorrow. I am thinking maybe a new block signal? It is about 1 mile west from where the switch is going in. Looks like those new ones they put in patchouge a few years ago. It is currently covered by a bag.

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by workextra » Mon May 02, 2011 11:14 pm

It's probably the new Eastbound(?) Distant Switch Indicator for the EB Facing-point switch in the Photo. (Not Installed)

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by freightguy » Fri May 20, 2011 5:51 pm

LIRR General Notice is out for the switch to be installed. Maybe they'll do it this weekend....
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Re: Brookhaven

Post by tahawus84 » Sun May 22, 2011 11:00 am

Yup it is being installed right now. looks like it will be done soon. Installed real close to the overpass. Noticed lots of ballast onsite and a piles of new ties as well.

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by Teutobergerwald » Mon May 30, 2011 8:51 pm

Saw the new switch myself this afternoon. Wouldn't a wye give NYA more flexibility with operating there, and at Calverton? I believe there was once a wye at Camp Upton, now Brookhaven National Lab. Anybody know when the wye was snipped at BNL, leaving just one leg in place?
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Re: Brookhaven

Post by Shavano » Tue May 31, 2011 3:46 pm

Saw the new switch myself this afternoon. Wouldn't a wye give NYA more flexibility with operating there, and at Calverton? I believe there was once a wye at Camp Upton, now Brookhaven National Lab. Anybody know when the wye was snipped at BNL, leaving just one leg in place?
Unknown to me if there's another reason, but a wye is 2 switches more expensive than a single trailing/facing point switch.. something that definitely factors into the reasoning. The west leg of the Upton Jct wye was torn up in 1968, leaving the east leg in service today.
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Re: Brookhaven

Post by tahawus84 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:52 pm

I think the reason they dont need a wye at brookhaven is the set up of the tracks in the yard. They have 4-5 receiving + departure tracks. I am guessing it will be a dedicated run out there anyway. They will just pull the train in off the main onto a receiving track and then run around the outbounds on a clear track hook up and go back west.

Probably dont need a wye at calverton as there is a siding where they can run around the train a little further east. I guess they will just shove everything in the clear onto the siding there and then switch out the customers. When they are done they need to go to riverhead anyway. If not they can just runaround in that siding or have power on both ends and just pull out and reverse.

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Re: Brookhaven

Post by Ðauntless » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:24 pm

Supposedly HLCX 1017 (GP38-3) is on its way for use here..
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