• P&W Stone Trains

  • Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
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Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
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  by fl9m2004
 
So lets say fpch leaves the hell gate interlocking by 9 when would it get to East Norwalk heading eastbound
And would it meet ct2 heading westbound around same time
  by fl9m2004
 
Saw FPCH head eastbound this evening at Bridgeport 2 engines 9059-9014 96 cars
He should be clear of New Haven and almost into cedar hill yard
  by rscott417
 
Stone train rolled passed my job around 8/8:15 tonight, didn't catch the motive power.
  by fl9m2004
 
It must have been fpch that u heard or saw
Because ct2 comes up Danbury between trains 1899 and 1894
Heard and seen it 14 times this year
  by csx8851
 
I guess stone season has begun. Feel free to leave your comments about sightings here. If anyone here can go out on a limb and report on CHFP sightings, it would help me catch the return train.
  by DutchRailnut
 
stone season starts when towns start blacktopping, not any sooner.
  by F-line to Dudley via Park
 
But it should be a busier-than-usual blacktopping season with how awful the frost heaves were this winter.
  by DutchRailnut
 
patch jobs do not require lots of blacktop and small amounts of stone get here by 18 wheeler.
  by freightguy
 
FPCH with 76 cars on Wed night. A report from the field!
  by bwparker1
 
csx8851 wrote:I guess stone season has begun. Feel free to leave your comments about sightings here. If anyone here can go out on a limb and report on CHFP sightings, it would help me catch the return train.
The P&WRR Yahoo groups are your best bet for getting up to date information on the stone trains. Let me know if you need the links to them.
  by csx8851
 
That would help out alot! Thank you
  by AlKaLI
 
Bumping an old topic but still active.

Does anyone know about how many cars of aggregate were delivered to the NY&A (CHFP - FPCH) for 2016?
Before the P&W merged, they mentioned this number on their annual letter from the president. I think 2015 was ~5000 cars.
Is this about right? Also, does P&W also now deliver covered hoppers of cement?

Replies are most welcome.
AlKaLI
  by SemperFidelis
 
About the cement, I would doubt it, my old friend Eli (of whom I haven't thought in many years until this thread...so thank you!) and a few others have the cement racket pretty well tied up with the material being barged into the old Brooklyn Navy Yard. Hard for rail to beat the quantity and pricing allowed by water transport.

That isn't to say they don't haul in any by rail. I would just be surprised.
  by freightguy
 
Bumping an old topic but still active.

Does anyone know about how many cars of aggregate were delivered to the NY&A (CHFP - FPCH) for 2016?
Before the P&W merged, they mentioned this number on their annual letter from the president. I think 2015 was ~5000 cars.
Is this about right? Also, does P&W also now deliver covered hoppers of cement?

Replies are most welcome.
AlKaLI

I think the tally was around 8800 cars, however more volume with a lot of cars being 286k. Stone has also begun shipping from CP Rail again to the Brookhaven Rail Terminal.


I think the covered hoppers which go to Maspeth are sand not cement.