• Arch st RIP, Long Live Wheelspur

  • Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here: www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
  by DogBert
 
ccutler wrote:I rode my bike around Wheelspur today and saw 4 tank cars, 6 box cars, and 2 lumber centerbeam cars in wheelspur. Further east appeared to be two gondola cars. I am guessing those cars might be for SIMS metal recycling but they could just as easily be for MOW.

Also east of wheelspur I saw this cut of 9 two-bay covered hoppers. Where do they come from? I've never seen them on the transfer run from Oak Point Yard.

Those gons are a mystery. I don't think they are for sims as sims has no siding. There were 3 back there last weekend.

Those cars at Maspeth are stone cars that come down on P&W. I suspect it's more finely crushed stone than the usual cars? They've been showing up at maspeth since at least this spring (plus maybe a few last summer).
  by freightguy
 
I asked the crew of CHFP, the shorties are sand or cement for NYC. Maybe something with all the BQE bridge work in the area? Sometimes you'll see a clip of them on that train on P&W.
  by rb
 
Have been meaning to post for a couple weeks, but it looks like Newhaven Distribution has set up shop in Wheelspur. Did they move the newsprint business from the Bronx to LIC?
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Has any new business for NYA started at Wheelspur, not previously served at Arch Street, or Maspeth Avenue?
  by Uncle Cheapo
 
Teutobergerwald wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:22 pm Has any new business for NYA started at Wheelspur, not previously served at Arch Street, or Maspeth Avenue?
I highly doubt it, NYA is actually better at losing traffic.
  by DaveBarraza
 
Uncle Cheapo wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:17 pm
I highly doubt it, NYA is actually better at losing traffic.
NYA moved 30,000 carloads in 2018, up from approximately 9,200 when it began operating in May 1997.

Kilgannon, Corey. (2019, April 7). The Pizza-and-Beer Train: New York City's Hidden Railroad. The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/nyre ... t-nyc.html
  by DogBert
 
A trucking company moved into the transload building that was previously used by a food distributor. Not sure what they are unloading but they regularly receive many tall boxcars per week.

The old Fresh Direct/Case Paper building is now gone. Not sure what will become of the property or the unused siding in the rear, but I kinda doubt it'll receive freight service. (some rumors of an amazon type delivery hub building something new there, nothing official announced anywhere)
  by ConstanceR46
 
I don't forsee many new customers in LIC in general, save ones using wheelspur.