Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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ut-1
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Tie train on the branch today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G4TE3AfVWI&t=2s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've been told these will be placed north of Sangerfield.
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ricky
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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nice video of the tie train nysw care about fixing their northern end but not southern end of their branch its a crying shame if i was running the nysw the whole line would be fix

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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they should not rely on CSX, which might just decide that NYSW is a "boutique business" not servicing.

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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I am fairly certain the reason no other operator is brought in is NYS&W does own the physical track structure, however not the land under it.

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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hopefully 2019 will be the year these washouts will be fix in south of oxford and see trains again

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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quite the argument on Facebook today about this, apparently they don't want to fix it, they want to keep the customers captive to CSX interchange. Doesn't make much sense to me but wouldn't surprise me either.

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What is the name of the Facebook page?

ut-1
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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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Minor drama on Schuyler Street, Utica, this afternoon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLSSS0RdYYc&t=1s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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ut-1 wrote:Minor drama on Schuyler Street, Utica, this afternoon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLSSS0RdYYc&t=1s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
nice video was their a video about year or two ago about please move your car so the train can get threw?

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Here is a short video featuring UT-1's battle with Paris Hill's 1.8% grade yesterday in Clayville:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiO4wk5ybWA&t=2s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, a few pics from yesterday, the first showing No. 3040 on Schuyler St and the other two in Clayville.
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This short video features a southbound on Schuyler St from a perspective you may never have observed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdW6tfPnvAg&t=4s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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And here's a northbound on Schuyler, including switching action at FX Matt Brewery, makers of Utica Club and Saranac Ale/soft drinks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuprFGJSGmc&t=1s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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Short video of a southbound UT-1 on Schuyler Street taken from an unusual angle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lciX6pZ57_g&t=5s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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The NYS&W operated in Utica on Feb 25th under conditions warranting a blizzard declaration by the National Weather Service.

Here's a video featuring the hardy crew of UT-1 switching Matt's Brewery and Di-Highway under very adverse wintry conditions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU7wNpcC_J8&t=2s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by ricky »

looking for any word when these washouts would be fix this year or not

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