12590RE: [FJGRailroad] Odds & end
- May 29, 2007That's West Albany yard and the site of the former shops. Quite a lot of history in that dirt. The yard is serviced from the Carmen Branch. Just west of there the NYC had a large yard system, which lasted till the cutoff and Selkirk were built. At one point in the late 19th century Karner Yard was the largest classification yard in the world. Freight cars needing to be taken to the shop, I am told were often dropped down to the shop yards.
In my research for FJ&G information I came across an article describing the construction of the yard and its capacities. If I made a copy of it, however, I did not include it in with the FJ&G notes, thus can't put my finger on it.
> To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> From: riverlinejoe@...
> Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 21:40:02 +0000
> Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Odds & end
> Uh oh.... I thought the yard along the Albany - Chicago Main with all the
> tank and flexi-flo cars was the Sandbank Yard..........
> >From: "Gino's Railpage" <fjgrailroad@...>
> >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Odds & end
> >Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 02:04:28 -0400
> >That's why I was asking!
> >On 5/29/07, Paul Larner <pklarner@...> wrote:
> >> The only thing at Sandbank is the sand. The rest has been history for
> >>some time.
> >> ------------------------------
> >>To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> >>From: Gino.Dicarlo@...
> >>Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 22:56:07 -0500
> >>Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Odds & ends
> >> CSX shuffling cars in Sandbank?
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com]
> >>On Behalf Of joseph Klapkowski
> >>Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 11:26 PM
> >>To: HudsonRiverRailLines@...; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> >>Subject: [FJGRailroad] Odds & ends
> >>I was upstate in Johnstown this weekend where I managed to get the John
> >>Deere stuck in the mud. On the way back home today i was pleased to see
> >>Guilford # 54 coupled long hood east to a consist at Rotterdam Junction.
> >>This was probably just the local coupled to the road power. The consist
> >>was 54, 317,347 and 690. By the way Guilford pang for a new trailer at
> >>RJ that they leased from William Scotsman.
> >>Further along I saw one of the GE units outside the plant but could not
> >>see the number because of the height of the guardrail.
> >>At the old Sandbank yard I spotted CSX 6201 shuffling cars.
> >>As I passed Kenwood I saw CP 7308 sitting by the yard office with that
> >>Wide Vision caboose. The northbound intermodal left town around 11:30
> >>but I did not see the power as the kids and I were touring the Destroyer
> >>Escort down by Dutch Apple Cruises. FWIW I recommend a visit to that
> >>ship. For the five of us the admission was 29 bucks, not cheap, but not
> >>like going to Yankee Stadium either. They give a nice guided tour and
> >>the ship has been nicely restored........except that I was below deck
> >>when the Intermodal left town.
> >>I could hear it but not see it.
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