The switch to Metropolitan Industries (across Rust Street) is still connected, but unused. NYAR used to service Coors back there in the "early years." Coors is now serviced through Manhattan Beer on the Bay Ridge and soon on the Bushwick.
If you saw freight cars in Maspeth Yard and no switching, we were probably in one of the sidings out of sight in the back. My conductor works us like dogs...dogs I tell you!!!