• NYNJ Rail Sightings

  • Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
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  by jtunnel
 
Drove through the NYNJR Port Jersey side on Sunday.

Lots of new cameras and security guards running around, so I stayed in my car.

http://jtunnel.rrpicturearchives.net/ar ... 054&Page=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Business looks better since my last trip, Not as many covered hoppers, but lots of busy/new boxcar business.
  by rscott417
 
Nice, so they still have #1133. I was wondering what happened to it, even got a new logo on the cab, some sort of lighting on the roof and the red stripe across the hood is gone.
  by ccutler
 
Someone mentioned that they got some warehouse business that used to be conducted at Port Newark. The business moved when the PA razed some warehouses to make room for container storage for the port.
  by rr503
 
Yup! A company called P Judge and Sons, I think...

I vaguely remember an article on it in a Conrail newsletter -- lemme try to dig it up...

Edit: see page 6
http://www.conrail.com/wp-content/uploa ... h-2015.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by jtunnel
 
Some recent photos and video:

https://youtu.be/iipgLnvNwCs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://youtu.be/Qdxc1ZZ8bKY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://jtunnel.rrpicturearchives.net/ar ... ?id=123421" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://jtunnel.rrpicturearchives.net/ar ... ?id=123941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by rr503
 
Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.
  by gregorygrice
 
rr503 wrote:Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.
Very up
  by upton
 
Daytime FS-70 is getting heavier and now needs three (3) G)-38's to pull.
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  by upton
 
My mistake. of course it is RS-70 NOT FS-70.
Same location but many years ago showing the Westbound Shelter Island Express.
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  by railfan365
 
gregorygrice wrote:
rr503 wrote:Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.
Very up
Is the increase all divided between NJ and the Bay Ridge Interchange? Or is there more traffic along 1st Avenue?
  by gregorygrice
 
railfan365 wrote:
gregorygrice wrote:
rr503 wrote:Traffic seems to be waaaaaaay up.

Thanks for sharing -- I need to get down there at some point.
Very up
Is the increase all divided between NJ and the Bay Ridge Interchange? Or is there more traffic along 1st Avenue?
A majority of the cars you see in jtunnels photos are interchange for NYAR
  by rr503
 
I think SIMS is all that's left on 1st.

However, I think depending on how the SBMT RFP goes, we may see more.
  by ccutler
 
I am wondering how much of the increased traffic is truly new, versus NYAR shifting traffic away from CSX to NS because of service issues?
  by gregorygrice
 
ccutler wrote:I am wondering how much of the increased traffic is truly new, versus NYAR shifting traffic away from CSX to NS because of service issues?
No traffic has been shifted from CSX. Traffic from both CSX and NYNJ has increased. The only effect "HH" has really had on CSX service is late inbounds.
  by railfan365
 
rr503 wrote:I think SIMS is all that's left on 1st.

However, I think depending on how the SBMT RFP goes, we may see more.

It's a shame that after they refurbished the tracks along 1st Avenue and in 39th Street Yard, their customer base along !st has plummeted. Between that, and shifting the float operation to Bay Ridge, track usage is now a token.

It's still a good thing that the work was done - since there is a customer to serve, and a better basis for trying win over/back others. Foes anyone konow what businesses are currently along the route who might reasonable engage in shipping by rail?
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