NYNJ Rail Sightings

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:12 pm

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Metal Trades Inc., Yonges Island, S.C., delivered the second in a pair of what are believed to be the first railroad car barges built for New York Harbor in perhaps 70 years.

The 370’x59’x14’ NYNJR200 carries up to 18 standard 60’ railcars for New York New Jersey Rail LLC, a short-haul railroad operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The barge and sister ship NYNJR100 ferry cars between the Greenville Yard at Jersey City, N.J., and the 65th Street Yard in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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The 278 carries up to 14 railcars, so the new barges with space for 18 per trip represent a 28.5% increase in capacity for the railroad. The cross-harbor moves happen eight to nine times per week on average.
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by rb » Fri May 03, 2019 12:30 pm

Why would the blue GATX stone hoppers be spotted riding the barge?

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by LRail » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:02 am

In looking at Sept’s Railpace magazine preview, it seems the other car float is being used. Any details?

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by gregorygrice » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:05 am

LRail wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:02 am
In looking at Sept’s Railpace magazine preview, it seems the other car float is being used. Any details?
Both floats at 65th street are in use. The southern was was recently rebuilt.

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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by LRail » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:27 pm

Thanks Greg,
Does that mean there has been a significant increase in cars?
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Re: NYNJ Rail Sightings

Post by Ðauntless » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:07 pm

Only the South bridge is actively in service with the 4 track barge. North bridge has not been rebuilt to accommodate and has been idle since going to the new barge.
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