Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by drewh
Travelling from the GWB yesterday and taking the eastern spur, saw several subway cars loaded on flat bed trucks somewhere between 18E and 16E. Cant remember exactly where I saw them. Anyone know where they are going?
  by diffusedmind
207 street?
  by drewh
No, NJ Turnpike, eastern spur somewhere between exits 18E and 16E.
  by Fan Railer
no, they were going to 207th street yard and shops for final unit assembly.
  by drewh
Where do they come from then? Seems silly that the MTA doesn't have a way to receive them via rail.
  by Kamen Rider
Those are Alstom cars from upstate. The Kawasaki cars are built in Yonkers, so they have a short ride.
  by Ridgefielder
There is a way for NYCT to recieve cars by rail, but to get them from NJ to the transit system's link with the continental rail network via the South Brooklyn would involve either a) taking them up the West Shore to Selkirk Yard in Albany, then down the Hudson Division to the Bronx, across on the Oak Point connector to the Hell Gate Bridge, then over the Hell Gate for delivery to the NY&A; or b) a car-float movement across the harbor to Bay Ridge. It's probably simpler and cheaper just to dray them.
  by Kamen Rider
the primary way in and out via rail these days is the Linden Iron shops.
  by R36 Combine Coach
The Alstom cars are shipped east via Interstate 80. If they were northbound on the NJ Turnpike, probably Kawasaki cars from Kobe just offloaded at Port Newark.
  by Kamen Rider
only the test set was done in Kobe, the production order is in Yonkers.