• Utica Branch Discussion Thread

  • Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.
Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.

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  by Benjamin Maggi
 
Nice videos! Do they run on a specific day? I would love to catch them in action (living in Albany) but can't take a day off of work just to hope to see them running.
  by ut-1
 
Thanks, Ben.

It's pretty much a 5-day a week operation, M-F, but some weeks they may skip a day or two. Sorry, I know that's not much help. If you have a day in mind, PM me and I'll see if I can nail down whether they'll be running.
  by Benjamin Maggi
 
Thanks, I will keep that in mind!
  by ut-1
 
Here's UT-1 yesterday heading up Paris Hill's 1.8% grade (shown in Sauquoit and Cassville) and at Paris Station, the summit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2BZcdAy9eg

A screenshot:
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  by ut-1
 
UT-1 is featured here on its April 17th run as follows: 1) on Schuyler Street; 2) along NYS Routes 5/8/12 (Utica's Arterial); 3)at Richfield Junction (the wye there is OOS); and 4) just past Summit Rd, Marshall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vindT0ktR90

A screenshot:
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  by ut-1
 
Here's UT-1 on April 20th:

1) passing by the ex-DL&W watchman's tower at the northerly end of Schuyler Street;
2) a side view farther down Schuyler Street;
3) switching on the run-around just east of French Road (ex-West Shore territory);
4) crossing Chenango Rd;
5) crossing Clinton St, NY Mills;
6) switching Di-Highway, NY Mills;
7) re-crossing Clinton St.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuMWFtQadl4

A few screenshots:
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  by ut-1
 
Here are scenes from yesterday's UT-1:

1. On Utica's Schuyler Street;
2. Crossing Pinnacle Road, Sauquoit;
3. Rounding the curve south of Richfield Jct (listen to the roar of the engines!) and crossing Summit Rd, Cassville; and
4. Nearing, then cresting, the summit in Paris Station.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7JO0-H3Uo4

Some screenshots:
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  by ut-1
 
Here's UT-1 on May 1st climbing Paris Hill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URKETZzxCGY

Scenes featured:

1) Upper Main Street, Clayville;
2) Richfield Junction, Cassville;
3) Crooked Hill Road, Paris.

A few screenshots:
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  by alzubal
 
Where do they drop the tank and box cars?
Al
  by ut-1
 
alzubal wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 6:06 pm Where do they drop the tank and box cars?
Al
Hello! The boxcars are empties, switched out from a customer in New Hartford which is reached via a spur off the Utica main. Taking them to Sangerfield saves making a few switching moves. The tank car is consigned to an asphalt company in Sangerfield.
  by ricky
 
i heard their was derailment on utica line ?
  by ut-1
 
On May 18th, UT-1 derailed in New York Mills while shoving a boxcar and covered hopper. This was a low-speed derailment, the train was traveling under 10 mph. The conductor was not hurt.

The cars were re-railed the next morning.

Here's a short video of the derailment scene made early on the following morning (May 19th):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKqbeBznChk

A few photos:
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