by Sir Ray
Joseph DeLuisi wrote:There is another shipper in Hillside on Long Ave on the Irvington/Hillside Industrial Branch that the OI-10 also serves called Hillside Plastics Co.Yeah, I mentioned that in my Sept 11 post before: "Oasis Foods on Ramsey (Tank Cars) and Hillside Plastics on Long Ave. (Covered Hoppers)", right before I wandered into the discussion of that abandoned passenger coach
However, your mention of "another shipper on Coit St" is intriguing. as I cannot detect any active looking sidings via the two aerial mapping sites (Google & Bing) - do they unload on the main? Where?
BTW, Historic Aerials starting working again for me, and I can readily see the difference in Nye Ave transload between 1995 (when I was in the area from time to time), which shows the yard reasonable full of covered hoppers (maybe 12, 14?), and 2007 which shows the yard empty as all heck. Since I personally haven't been in the area in over 8 years, I have no idea what the situation on the ground currently is (I do remember It in the 1990s filled with covered hoppers), but current aerial sites show an empty transload, and clearly in the not-so-distant past the yard would be full of hoppers for unloading - now not so much it seems.
So as of Fall 2014, there might be at least 4 active shippers on this branch:
*Manufacturers Reserve (via Nye Ave. transload yard)
*Another plastics firm at the transload facility (unknown name)
And the unknown Coit St. Shipper.
If I am incorrect, then let me know so I can make corrections...