Belmont Wye

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Belmont Wye

Post by LRail » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:33 am

Does anyone have any pics of trains entering Belmont from the east leg of the wye?

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Re: Belmont Wye

Post by Teutobergerwald » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:15 pm

Would like to see that, especially NYA freight trains using it to service Belmont with the boxcars of feed.
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Re: Belmont Wye

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:38 pm

How many carloads of horse food a year delivered to Belmont?
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Re: Belmont Wye

Post by CentralValleyRail » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 pm

I don't but I've always wondered why they don't have a train or two go East after the race. They already have that track in use to the west to bring people back to Penn Station, they should use it to bring people back to Mineola and Hicksville. Saturday train traffic is no rush hour and with the limited Hempstead Branch service enacted on Belmont Stakes Day it should be feasible.

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