Utica Branch Discussion Thread

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ut-1
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Happy kids on Utica's Schuyler St courtesy of UT-1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4umBlpGb8o&t=3s

ricky
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i heard the washout repairs start in south oxford ?

ut-1
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I have heard the same and have seen pictures of the work.

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After reading your post I drove down to the washout to see for myself if they were working on repairing the tracks .There was an excavator there and they have done some work but have a lot to do yet, but it's a start!

ricky
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is chenango forks to sheburne back open?

roc
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ricky wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:37 am
no news yet its crying shame that nysw dont care fixings these washouts in south oxford
There are no customers on that section of line. The NYSW is a captive of its Class I owners and NYS.

Could be wrong, but I don’t think NYSW is to blame.

ut-1
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Something new today: a refrigerated car (containing beer) delivered to McCraith Beverages in NY Mills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn47-C4Zuq4&t=1s

roc
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That's gotta be good revenue for the railroad!

milkman
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Just to let you know, I drove by the washout south of Oxford today.
There was a tractor trailer parked off the road by the washout that must of brought some more equipment to help repair the washout.It looks like they are making good progress in repairing the rail bed.

ut-1
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Old & Weary No Longer. NYS&W has re-decked ex-NYO&W Utica Division Bridge No. 45 over the Sauquoit Creek on the Utica/New Hartford border. Former O&W tracks, part of the Susquehanna's Utica industrial trackage, are used to bring boxcars containing paper products to New Hartford's Oneida Warehouse, located on Campion Rd.

Photo taken yesterday.
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ricky
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nysw crews were forget street name in norwich they were testing the crossing gate their this morning

milkman
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Drove past the site where the crews were repairing the wash out south of Oxford and it looks like they're finished.Now, how soon will we see rail traffic again?

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Good news. Waiting and watching!

ricky
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great news

milkman
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Just found out tracks are washed out again south of Oxford.Unbelievable , they just finished repairing them and they get washed out again before they had a chance to use them.

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