• Batten Kill Railroad

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by lvrr325
 
Kind of ironic they'd end up where the chapter's RDC spent a bunch of time many years back.
  by Engineer Spike
 
It seems like for a year or so the bridge over Route 372 has been out of service. The bridge was very low, and had a height of about 11'. Apparently the state put new abutments to rail the height. It still doesn't look like the track has been totally regraded to the new level. Does anyone know the status of the project?

My wife an I were out for a ride yesterday. 605 was parked inside the Cargil plant. It looked like part of its pilot was removed. Is it out of service? I was looking for signs of the SNC equipment, but didn't see it. Could someone give me some information as to what's going on?
  by NHV 669
 
Yes, 605 has been OOS for some time. The BL2's are supposedly in Shushan, given posts to the FB page. It appears that they are using a combo of trusty old 4116, and the RS-36 SNEX 5012 that was taken in for "storage" this spring to move traffic.

Live posts to the page have been limited during the pandemic, as the usual poorly behaved railfans are out ruining it for the rest of us.
  by newpylong
 
The Town raised the bridge but the RR used the money for other things instead of raising the track to meet the bridge. It is supposed to happen at some point. Until then, the shops are inaccessible.