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Notable Locations in New York City
 
Freemont Secondary
1 TRACK
 
Located wholly within the borough of Queens,
this track is utilized by 3 Freight Railroads to
access Fresh Pond Yard, and return to their
home terminal from it. Trains decending the
approach from the Hell Gate Line diverge
from there to Fresh Pond.
 
Utilizing Railroad-------------WB-------EB------Description
 
Providence and Worcester-FPCH-CHFP-Stone Train
Canadian Pacific--------------417----416----Manifest
CSX Transportation---------Yard Jobs from Oakpoint
                                                 Both ways. Manifest.
 
A notable location in 2001-present  has been the
construction site at The BQE. Work mostly has
been done by an outside contractor, with supplemental
help from CSX track dept.
 
Hell Gate Bridge
3 TRACKS
 
UTILIZED BY:
 
AMTRAK
CSX TRANSPORTATION
CANADIAN PACIFIC-DELAWARE AND HUDSON
PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER
 
Hell Gate stretches from just South of Oakpoint
Yard in The Bronx, to Astoria, Queens.
 
Viewable from The Triboro bridge, Randalls Island,
and Astoria.
 
The bridge has two tracks for Amtrak, and one for
freight usage. One track has been torn up, as four
was the prior.
 
(The most beautiful bridge you could witness.)
 
Oakpoint Link
1 TRACK
 
*See our article contribution in the December 2001 issue of Railpace Magazine!*
 
Stretches from Harlem River Yard at the
Lincoln Avenue Railroad Crossing, to North
of Yankee Stadium, at Metro North's Highbridge
yard. Piers in the water, and single track allow
freight to glide alongside the Harlem River.
The Oakpoint Link exists wholly within the
borough of The Bronx. It crosses under the
Third Avenue Bridge, Metro North's Harlem
River Lift Bridge at CP 4, Madison Avenue Bridge,
145th St. Bridge, and Macombs Dam Bridge.
 
Pelham Bay Bridge (AMTRAK)
2 TRACKS
 
UTILIZED BY PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER
UTILIZED BY CSX TRANSPORTATION
(B750 and rail trains)
 
Located wholly within the borough of The Bronx,
adjacent to Shore Road, near Pelham Bay Park.
Bordered by CO-OP CITY and Pelham Bay Park,
the drawbridge spans the Hutchinson River, and
opens a couple of times a day for boats such as
The Coral Queen.
 
Notable Locations on the Hudson Line
 
Spuyten Duyvil Rock Cut
2 TRACKS
 
Located in the Spuyten Duyvil section
of the Bronx, just east of the station.
 
Oscawana Tunnel
3 TRACKS
 
Located within Oscawana County park,
Cortlandt.
South of the former Crugers station.
 
Roa Hook (causeway)
2 TRACKS
 
Located just north of Peekskill station, and
viewable from the station.
 
Breakneck Tunnel
2 TRACKS
 
Located just south of the Breakneck
Ridge low level platform station.
 
Notable Location-Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Poughkeepsie Bridge
 
Located just north of the station, this former railroad bridge
crosses over the Hudson Line, The Hudson River, and CSX's
River Line.
 
Bridges-New Haven Line
 
UTILIZED BY:
 
AMTRAK
METRO NORTH RAILROAD
PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER
CSX TRANSPORTATION
 
Mianus River Bridge
Cos Cob, CT.
 
Just east of Cos Cob station.
 
Norwalk River Bridge
Norwalk, CT.
 
Near downtown, and the Maritime Museum.
 
Saugatuck River Bridge
Westport, CT.
 
Just east of Westport station, pedestrians
can walk across.
 
Housatonic River Bridge
Stratford, CT.
 
Freight Companies
 
CSX TRANSPORTATION
 
Services all customers in The Bronx, Westchester,
Dutchess counties of New York. Services Rings End
at Darien, CT.
 
Operates via Fresh Pond Yard, (Interchange with NYA)
Freemont Secondary, Hell Gate Bridge,
Oakpoint Yard, Harlem River Yard,
Oakpoint Link, Hudson Line, Castleton Bridge,
Selkirk Yard.
 
Local service only on the Harlem & New Haven Lines.
Occasional Rail Trains to/from Oakpoint-Cedar Hill
on The New Haven Line.
No service north of Mt. Vernon on The Harlem Line.
 
Between Highbridge yard @ Oakpoint Link, and
Poughkeepsie, CSX trains run on Metro North.
 
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY (DELAWARE AND HUDSON)
 
Operates over CSX and Metro North via
Trackage rights.
 
Operates Fresh Pond Yard, Freemont Secondary,
Hell Gate Bridge, Oakpoint Yard, Harlem River
Yard, Oakpoint Link, Hudson Line.
 
Does NOT serve CSX customers. Interchanges at
Fresh Pond Yard with NYA., Oakpoint yard with CSX.
 
NEW YORK & ATLANTIC RAILWAY
 
LONG ISLAND'S FREIGHT CARRIER, operating over LIRR trackage.
Interchanges with CSX, PW at Fresh Pond , and
NYNJ Rail at Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
 
NEW YORK NEW JERSEY RAIL
 
Operates New York City's sole remaining railcar Float Railroad
Operates in Brooklyn from Bush Terminal to Bay Ridge Junction Yard at 65th Street, where interchange is made with NYA.
 
 
 
PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER
 
FPCH/CHFP
 
Operates via overhead trackage rights, a seasonal
stone train April-November to Fresh Pond Yard.
The train is seasonal due to the shutdown of
blacktop season.
 
Operates Fresh Pond-Freemont Secondary-
Hell Gate Bridge-Oakpoint Yard-Hell Gate Line-
New Haven Line (New Rochelle-New Haven)-
Cedar Hill Yard.
 
These trains operate over:
 
CSX from Fresh Pond to Oakpoint yard continuing on
Market running track from Oakpoint to Pelham Bay.
Amtrak from Pelham Bay to New Rochelle.
Metro North from New Rochelle to New Haven.
 
Freight Yards
 
CSXT OAKPOINT YARD
BRONX, NY.
1090 Longwood Avenue
ADDRESS WAS FORMERLY LISTED AS 1080 LEGGETT AVENUE
 
Access:
 
Accessible via 6 subway:
West End-149th st.
East End-Longwood
 
The Yard has three bridges spanning it:
 
149th St, Leggett, and Longwood.
Adjacent to Bruckner Blvd & Bruckner Expressway.
 
Use:
 
This yard is used to serve yard customers,
Hunts Point Market, and to store cars before
running over to Fresh Pond or Selkirk.
 
Police Survaillance:
 
NYPD's 41st precinct patrols the area, as
well as CSX Police.
 
HARLEM RIVER YARD
BRONX, NY
Lincoln Avenue at Bruckner Blvd.
 
Formerly ITI , now Kinder-Morgan switches
Waste Management.
 
They currently have two trackmobiles.
 
ENGINES FORMERLY USED:
 
green ITI 2
black/yellow PREX 103
Gray/red BDLX 901
 
Access:
 
Accessible via Metro North 125th St. Walk to
3rd Avenue bridge, or Willis Avenue Bridge.
 
This yard has two bridges spanning it:
 
Willis Avenue, and Triboro.
 
Use:
 
This yard is used for loading trash cars.
Trucks access the yard by way of the Lincoln
Avenue Railroad crossing.
 
This yard also has, in the past, stored  hopper cars
on the Flour track.
 
CSXT CROTON WEST YARD
CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY
1 Elliot Way
 
Access:
 
Accessible via Metro North at Harmon.
14 bus to Brook St. ped. overpass. Walk to
Croton North/Senasqua Park.
 
Use:
 
This yard is used to serve local customers,
and storage.
 
CNE YARD (Metro North Property)
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
 
This yard is used to serve American Steel Processing.
North of the station.
 
NEW YORK & ATLANTIC RAILWAY
FRESH POND YARD
GLENDALE, QUEENS, NY
68-01 Otto Road
 
Accessible via M subway to Fresh Pond Road.
Walk down Fresh Pond Road to Cypress Hills.
Take to Otto Road.
 
NEW YORK NEW JERSEY RAIL
Brooklyn, New York
Bush Terminal
 
 
Operates New York City's sole remaining railcar Float Railroad
Operates in Brooklyn from Bush Terminal to Bay Ridge Junction Yard at 65th Street, where interchange is made with NYA.
 
 
Bay Ridge Junction Yard
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
 
65th Street. Interchange yard for NYA and NYNJ Rail.
 
 
Freight Trains
 
CSX TRANSPORTATION
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
 
Locals:
 
B749 Local Croton West Yard-Hudson Line-Oakpoint Yard
Day Job M-F
 
B750 Local Croton West Yard-All Lines
Night Job M-F
 
Extras may operate on weekends as need.
(examples B949, B950)
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THIS LOCAL NO LONGER OPERATES. IT HAS BEEN TERMINATED.
 
B751 Local Croton West Yard-Peekskill-Chelsea-
Poughkeepsie-Selkirk
Day Job M-F
 
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B957 Local Selkirk-Hudson
Hudson Grain Train
Formally B757.
 
Trash:
 
Q701 Selkirk-Oakpoint
Monday-Friday
Usually carries Trash mtys, Croton cars.
Formally ran with symbol K276, K282
 
K284 Selkirk-Oakpoint 
Saturday-Sunday
Usually carries Trash mtys, Croton cars
Formally ran with symbol K276, K282
 
This train has operated in daylight on occasion.
 
 
Q703 Selkirk-Oakpoint 
Tuesday-Saturday
On Mondays, called with an extra crew.
Usually carries Trash loads
May pickup at Croton West Yard.
Formally ran with symbol K277.
 
These trains may also carry manifest in either direction.
 
 
General Freight:
 
Q430 Mixed Oakpoint-Selkirk 
Monday-Friday regular crew.
Saturdays and Sundays, called as an extra.
May pickup at Croton on Weekends.
 
Q431 Mixed Selkirk-Oakpoint
Monday-Friday
May have a set out at Croton West Yard.
 
L431 Mixed Selkirk-Oakpoint
Saturday-Sunday
May have a set out at Croton.
 
Other symbols for these trains may also be
X430, S430 , X431, S431 and can terminate,
or originate at Croton West Yard.
 
Special trains may also run such as rail trains,
which make rare runs including from Oakpoint
to Cedar Hill, the only through freight run by CSX
between those two points.
(examples: K558, W950)
 
Yard Jobs at Oakpoint Yard:
 
Y101 M-F********* On duty 0630
Y102 W-Sun***** On Duty 0700
Y220 M-F *********On Duty 1430 MARKET JOB M-THU
Y221 Sun-Thu*** On Duty 1500 Assembles Q430
Y303 Sun-Thu****On Duty 2359
 
Hunts Pt. Mkt is served on Sundays by either Y102, or Y221.
 
Yard Jobs with a *50 symbol are extras. e.g. Y150.
Y303 was formally Y301. Changed Sept. 2002.
 
Servicing....
 
*Oakpoint Yard & Customers
*Harlem River Yard
*Hunts Point Market
*NYA, Fresh Pond.
 
CSX UNITS  USED IN HUDSON SERVICE
 
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*UNITS NO LONGER IN HUDSON SERVICE
 
*1181-CSX
*3152-CR-RETIRED
*3153-CQ-RETIRED
*3175-CQ
*3176-CR WR
*3177-CQ
*3178-CR
*3179-CR
*3180-CR
 
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SD 40-2's
 
8831-CSX
8832-CSX
8833-CSX DF formerly CQ
8834-CSX DF formerly CR
8835-CSX DF
8836-CSX DF formerly CQ
8838-CSX DF formerly CQ
8839-CSX DF formerly CQ
8840-CONRAIL QUALITY
8841-CSX DF formerly CR
8842-CSX DF formerly CQ
8843-CSX DF formerly CR-Equipped with strobe light
8844-CONRAIL
8845-CSX DF formerly CR
8846-CSX DF formerly CR
8847-CSX DF formerly CR
8848-CSX DF formerly CQ
8849-CSX DF formerly CQ
8850-CSX DF formerly CQ
8851-CSX DF formerly CR
8852-CSX DF formerly CR
8854-CSX DF
8857-CSX DF
8866-CSX DF
 
CSX
GP 38-2's
 
2717-CSX DF
2718-CSX DF
2720-CSX BF
2740-CSX BF
2804-CSX DF
2807-CSX BF
2813-CSX DF
 
CSX UNITS 5830-5839
B36-7
 
ONLY 2 REMAIN ON CSX ROSTER!
 
5830-CSX
5831-CSX
5832-CSX
5833-CSX
5834-CSX STILL ON CSX ROSTER
5835-CSX
5836-CSX
5837-CSX
5838-CSX
5839-CSX STILL ON CSX ROSTER
 
CSX GP 40-2's
 
6201-CSX
6207-CSX
6215-CSX
6222-CSX
6231-CSX NO LONGER ON ROSTER
6238-CSX
6239-CSX
6245-CSX DF, formally BF
6247-CSX DF, formally BF
 
CANADIAN PACIFIC-DELAWARE & HUDSON
 
Train 416, formally known as 504, 274: Kenwood Yard (Albany)
-Hudson Line-Oakpoint Link-Oakpoint Yard-
Hell Gate Bridge-Freemont Secondary-Fresh Pond
 
Schedule: Departs Albany Sun, Tue, Thurs. On Duty
1915. Usually arrives Fresh Pond between
1am-4am MWF.
 
Train 417, formally known as 505, 275: Fresh Pond-
Freemont Secondary-Hell Gate Bridge-Oakpoint
Yard-Oakpoint Link-Hudson Line-Kenwood Yard (Albany)
 
Schedule: Departs FP Mon, Wed, Fri. On duty,
marked at 1700, may leave earlier.
 
Notes:
 
First EVER 274 operated South on July 13 1999.
 
First 274 arrived at Fresh Pond on March 7th 2000.,
prior to that 274/275 operated only to/from Oakpoint Yard.
 
Change in train numbers as of July 30, 2001 to 504/505
Next change in train numbers February 6, 2003.
 
Canadian Pacific holiday train operated to/from NYC on
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, in place of the regular
freight. Engine 5698 was used for cab signals on Metro
North Railroad. The first ever wide cab for CP (8638) in
NYC was used between Oakpoint Yard and Fresh Pond
Yard. (It actually powered the train to Queens.)
 
Train no longer operates to Saratoga Springs. (00-00-00)
 
CP Power that has been used in Hudson Line service
 
1)  5415-CP NA/DF
2)  5420-CP NA/DF
3)  5421-CP NA/DF
4)  5423-CP NA/DF
I-High headlight
Differences in numberboards:
II-Front of unit: Lft sd nms are str. Rgt sd nms are
italic like.
III-Rear of unit: Lft side numberboard is black w/
white nms. Rgt side is white with black nms.
5)  5670-CP Rail
6)  5671-CP Rail
7)  5672-CP NA/DF
8)  5677-CP NA/DF
Engineer's side, red panel at usual flag location.
9)  5678-CP Rail
10)5690-CANADIAN PACIFIC, FormerlySt L&H
11)5697-CP Rail Pac Man-Multimark
12)5698-CANADIAN PACIFIC, Formerly THE BEAVER UNIT
 
PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER
 
FPCH/CHFP
 
Stone train to/from Fresh Pond Yard, NY (NYC) to Cedar
Hill Yard (New Haven)
 
Fresh Pond Yard-Freemont Secondary-Hell Gate Bridge-
Oakpoint Yard-Market running track-Pelham Bay Bridge-
Hell Gate Line-New Rochelle-New Haven Line-Cedar Hill
 
Friday West in darkness/Saturday East in daylight.
Usually 2 trains TOTAL per week. Train may be lite engines in either direction.
RUNS APRIL-NOVEMBER. May start in late March and extend
into December, depending on the weather.
 
P&W power used on LI Stone trains
 
No longer used:
 
2011
 
2204
2206
2207
2210
2211
2212
2213
2214
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CABLESS UNITS EX BN:
B30-7AB's
 
3004
3005
3006
3007
3008
 
B 39-8's
 
3901
3902
3903
3904
3905
3906
3907
3908
3909
 
B40-8's
 
4003- Cab signal Equipped, Former NYSW
 
NEW YORK & ATLANTIC RAILWAY
 
 
TRANSFLO: MASPETH
 
TRANSFLO: FARMINGDALE
 
 
NYA POWER
 
101
105
106
151-NEW SCHEME
155
156
159-NEW SCHEME
261
268
270
271
 
NEW YORK NEW JERSEY RAIL
Brooklyn, New York
Bush Terminal
 
Operates New York City's sole remaining railcar Float Railroad
Operates in Brooklyn from Bush Terminal to Bay Ridge Junction Yard at 65th Street, where interchange is made with NYA.
 
 
 
 
CSX Freight Customer Directory
served via Oakpoint & Croton
 
BRONX
 
HARLEM RIVER YARD
 
WASTE MANAGEMENT
 
 
 
OAKPOINT YARD AREA
 
NY POST
900 E 132nd St.
 
Served via track from Harlem River Yard.
 
Car Type: Boxcars
 
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S&S Soap Company Inc.
815 E135th St.
 
Served via track from Harlem River Yard.
 
Listed in The Bronx Yellow pages under
Soaps & Detergents
 
Car Type: Covered Hopper
 
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Manhattan Beer
400 Walnut Avenue
 
Served via siding off  Port Morris Industrial track.
 
Car Type: Boxcar
 
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Brooklyn Sugar Co Inc.
920 E 149th St.
 
Served via siding off Port Morris Industrial Track.
 
Listed in The Bronx Yellow Pages under
Sugar Brokers & Wholesalers
 
Car Type: Boxcar
 
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New Haven Distribution Services Inc.
999 E 149th St.
 
Listed in The Bronx Yellow pages in the
business listings.
 
Car Type: Boxcar
 
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Paradise Products Corp.
1080 Leggett Avenue
 
Listed in The Bronx yellow pages in the business
listings.
 
Car Type: Boxcar
 
THIS CUSTOMER HAS MOVED OUT OF THE BLDG.
 
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FW Honerkamp Co Inc.
500 Oakpoint Avenue
 
Listed in the Bronx Yellow pages under
Plywood & Veneers.
 
Car Type: Boxcar
 
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New York Organic Fertilizer Co.
1108 Oakpoint Avenue
 
Listed in The Bronx Yellow pages in the business
listings.
 
Car Type: Hopper
HAS TRACKMOBILE
 
HUNTS POINT LOOP TRACK
 
Baldor Specialty Foods
155 Food Center Drive
 
Relocated from 511 Barry Street to former A&P warehouse
at Food Center Drive.
 
Listed in the Bronx Yellow Pages under
Fruits-Vegetables-Wholesale
 
Car type: Refrigerated Boxcar
 
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Krasdale Foods
Food Center Drive
 
Car type: Boxcar
 
Very rare customer
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HUNTS POINT MARKET & TRANSLOAD
 
Served via Hunts Pt. Stub Track accessed via 'the market switch'.
Yard Jobs use a caboose in order to shove east to the market.
 
Runs along Edgewater Av.
 
From Oakpoint Yard:
At Leggett Avenue Bridge, proceed down Garrison until Edgewater.
 
Track proceeds down the sidewalk passing shops.
 
HUDSON LINE
 
THIS CUSTOMER IS CLOSED
 
Butler Lumber
W. Fordham Rd. & Harlem River
 
Car Type: Boxcar, Bulkhead Flatcar.
 
HARLEM LINE
 
Tulnoy Lumber Inc.
1620 Webster Avenue
 
Between Tremont-Melrose stations
(Claremont Park)
 
Listed in the Bronx Yellow Pages under Lumber-Retail
 
Car Type: Boxcar, Bulkhead Flatcar.
 
Hudson Line-Westchester County
 
YONKERS
 
AMERICAN REFINED SUGARS
(Formerly Jack Frost Refined Sugars Inc.)
1 Federal
 
Just North of Ludlow Station
 
Car Type: Hopper & Tank
HAS TRACKMOBILE
 
Very rare customer NOW in 2009.
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Covalence Plastics
(Formerly Tyco Plastics,World Class Film Corp., Rolex Plastics)
78 Fernbrook
At Ludlow Station
 
Car Type: Hopper
 
THIS CUSTOMER HAS CLOSED****
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YONKERS YARD/GLENWOOD
 
Coastal Distribution
Alexander Street
 
Car Type: High & Low Gondolas
 
This project to dismantle the building is complete, and service to this customer has ended.
 
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YONKERS YARD/GLENWOOD
Environmental
Alexander Street
Car Type: Low Gondolas loaded with soil.
Some Gondolas loaded with PCB's
 
 
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SPECIAL CUSTOMER:
 
Kawasaki Rail Car
Port Authority I-Park
Wells Avenue/Dock Street
 
Builds Railcars
*MARC
*VRE
*LIRR
*NYCT 2000-2001-2002 Taken in-out by truck.
-----------------------------------Robbins Transportation
-----------------------------------Eddystone, PA.
 
HAS TRACKMOBILE
 
SLEEPY HOLLOW
 
Environmental Solutions
Former GM Plant
Chevy Yard
 
Cars: Gondolas loaded with contaminated soil.
 
This project is complete, NO LONGER A CUSTOMER
 
 
CROTON-ON-HUDSON
 
Metro Enviro LLC
1A Croton Point Avenue
 
North of Croton-Harmon Station
 
RUBBISH
 
Car Type: Open Hoppers
 
THIS CUSTOMER WAS SHUT DOWN BY THE
VILLAGE OF CROTON.****
 
PEEKSKILL
 
Burnwell Gas Corp.
1060 Lower South Street
Charles Point
 
South of Peekskill Station
 
Listed in the Westchester Yellow pages , under Gas-Propane
 
Car Type: Tank
 
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BASF
Formerly Engelhard Corporation, Mearl
1050 Lower South Street
Charles Point
 
South of Peekskill Station
 
Listed in the Westchester yellow pages in the business listings.
 
Car Type: Hopper
 
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Hudson Line-Dutchess County
 
CHELSEA
 
Tulnoy Lumber
Chelsea Forest Products
157 River Road North
Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
 
Listed at Superpages.com
 
Car Type: Boxcar, Bulkhead Flatcar.
 
POUGHKEEPSIE
 
American Steel Processing
 
Loading gondolas at CNE YARD,
North of the station.
 
Harlem Line-Westchester County
 
MOUNT VERNON
 
Endico Potatoes Inc.
160 Macquesten Parkway N
 
North of Mt. Vernon West Station
 
Listed in the Westchester Yellow pages under Potatoes-Processed
 
Car Type: Refrigerated Boxcars
 
New Haven Line-Westchester County
 
MAMARONECK
 
Marval Industries
307 Hoyt Avenue
 
South of Mamaroneck station
 
Listed in the Westchester Business Listings.
 
Car Type: Hopper
 
New Haven Line-Darien, CT.
 
Ring's End Lumber
Darien, CT.
 
Car Type: Boxcar & Bulkhead Flatcars
 
Served via CSX B750 from Croton West Yard, New York
 
 

LAST UPDATED 01.31.09