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Notable Locations in New York City
 
The Empire/Spuytun Duyvil Bridge
2 TRACKS/1 TRACK
 
UTILIZED BY AMTRAK
 
Stretches from Pennsylvania Station in
Manhattan to the connection with Metro North
at CP 12 at Spuyten Duyvil, in the Bronx. 95%
of this trackage is within the island of Manhattan.
After diverging from Metro North, trains cross
Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, spanning the Harlem River,
into Manhattan. At Inwood, double track begins
southbound. Trains pass by Inwood Park, Fort
Washington Park, Riverbank State Park, and
Grants Tomb. The Henry Hudson Parkway
parallels near Riverbank State Park. South of
125th Street, the track goes below Riverside Park.
 
 
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.)
 
Pelham Bay Bridge (AMTRAK)
2 TRACKS
 
UTILZED BY AMTRAK
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.
 
Sunnyside Yard
 
Located in Sunnyside, Queens, this yard is
used by Amtrak to service it's trains before
departure. Amtrak trains to/from Hell Gate
pass through the yard, as well as LIRR.
 
(Take subways to Queens Blvd.)
Bordered by Queens Blvd., Skillman, Honeywell St.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Passenger Companies
 
PORT AUTHORITY TRANS HUDSON (PATH)
 
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT (SUBWAYS)
 
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT
 
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD
 
METRO NORTH RAILROAD
 
SHORELINE EAST
 
AMTRAK
 
 
 
Passenger Yards
 
METRO NORTH RAILROAD
 
Hudson Line Yards:
 
Mott Haven
 
Highbridge
 
Bn Yard
 
Croton Harmon
 
Croton East
 
 
Poughkeepsie
 
Harlem Line Yards:
 
Mount Vernon West
 
North White Plains
 
Southeast
 
New Haven Line Yards:
 
Stamford
 
Bridgeport
 
New Haven
 
New Haven Line-Danbury Branch:
 
Danbury
 
 
 
 
 
AMTRAK
 
Sunnyside Yard
 
Located in Sunnyside, Queens, this yard is
used by Amtrak to service it's trains before
departure. Amtrak trains to/from Hell Gate
pass through the yard , as well as LIRR.
 
(Take subways to Queens Blvd.)
Bordered by Queens Blvd., Skillman, Honeywell St.
 
 
 
 
New York City Passenger Terminals
 
Grand Central Terminal-
 
Railroads served:
 
MTA Metro North Railroad
 
Metro North Railroad trains coming in off three lines:
 
Hudson, Harlem, New Haven Lines.
 
It also had served Amtrak trains from Albany, NY until
The Empire connection opened, which now Amtrak Empire
Service Trains can run into Pennsylvania Station. On two
instances however, Grand Central has been used for Amtrak
Empire Service trains, due to the Spuyten Duyvil bridge
being struck by boats.
 
A Bit of History:
 
There is a plaque in Vanderbilt Hall, recognizing Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis, who saved the terminal from Demolition.
 
Oct 1, 1998 marked the completion of the renovation of GCT.
 
Information:
 
The Holiday season brings the Laser light show, a must see!
 
 
Pennsylvania Station-
 
Railroads served:
 
Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, MTA Long Island Railroad.
 
Amtrak trains coming in from Albany, NY as Empire Service
trains and trains off of The Northeast Corridor, coming in
from all points.
 
New Jersey Transit trains coming in from various points in
New Jersey, as well as those passengers who have come in
from Orange & Rockland counties of New York State via
Seacaucus Junction.
 
MTA Long Island Railroad trains coming in from all of
Long Island.
 
Tracks:
 
21 tracks:  1-4 stubs, JODP box at end of stubs.
5-21 run throughs; 1-12 AMTK/NJ TRANSIT,
13-21 LIRR. Middle tracks are usually shared.
Tracks run west-east. 21 north end, 1 south end.
 
Information:
 
Penn Station's 90th Anniversary occured in 2001.
 
Other Amtrak Information:
 
*Nascar Driver Rusty Wallace has the Amtrak Logo
on his uniform.
*Amtrak has used a helicopter to aid police in patrolling.
*Acela Express Commenced December 11, 2000.
* A Triple Header , all NEC schemed , occured on the
southbound Lake Shore Limited on 12/2/00.
Yonkers Rails Photographed it at Poughkeepsie.
 
 
 
 
Metro North Equipment
 
 
GENESIS LOCOMOTIVES:
 
201-205 have block numbers, and MTA on the escape hatch.
206-218 have the number on the escape hatch.
219-227 have #'s on both sides, and MTA on the escape hatch.
228-231 are NH schemed. NH on the escape hatch. # on top.
 
219 was acquired Summer 2001.
220 and up acquired Sept-Oct 2001.
 
COVERED WAGON LOCOMOTIVES:
 
(WORK IN PROGRESS MAF 10/28/02)
 
2005-MN
2006-NH
2008-MN
2011-NH
2012-nyc
2014-NH
2016-NH
2017-MN
2027-NH
2040-MN
2041-MN
2042-MN
2043-MN
2044-MN
2045-MN
2046-MN
 
410-MN
411-MN
 
18 COVERED WAGONS....
 
OTHER UNITS:
 
101-106 GP 35
404-405 tonners (yellow)
543-        GP 8
750-        GP 9
 
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COVERED WAGONS SHIPPED VIA CSX
NOW GONE FROM MNRR.
 
2029, 2007 stealth, 2031, 2018 (FL9's) shipped mid sept. 2002
412 (F10)    shipped on wed 9/25/02, picked up by K277-26
2010, 2028 shipped on wed 1/22/03, picked up by k277-22 (sent to CACV)
 
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OTHER UNITS NOW GONE:
 
2019, 2002, 6690, 6691 (ALL NH) - Naugatuck RR- Waterbury, CT.
2023 (NH) - Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum- Willimantic, CT.
605 Conn Dot Blue RS3m- Danbury Rail Museum-    Danbury, CT.
 
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NAMED COACHES:
 
6109- SCENIC HIGHLANDS
6115-THE KNICKERBOCKER
6117-THE SUGAR MAPLE
6150-ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
6152-POUGHKEEPSIE
6153-DUTCHESS
6154-COLD SPRING
6155-WASHINGTON IRVING
6159-PUTNAM
6160-GARRISON
6162-PEEKSKILL
6165-JOHN CHEEVER
6167-RAVEN'S WAY
6171-THE WATER LEVEL
6172-THE NORTH STAR
6173-HIGH TOR-WEST OF HUDSON CAR
6175-WORKING CLASS HERO
6177-SHAD RUN
6178-GEORGE CLINTON-WEST OF HUDSON CAR
6180-MIDDLETOWN-WEST OF HUDSON CAR
6186-NELSON ROCKEFELLER
6188-FDR
6217-YANKEE DOODLE-NH
6276-NAUGATUCK VALLEY-NH
 
24 COACHES....
 
FREIGHT EQUIPMENT WITH MNCW REPORTING MARKS:
 
MNCW 131-boxcar
MNCW 133-boxcar
 
MNCW 259-BLUE SIDE DUMP CAR
 
MNCW 309-BLUE HOPPER
MNCW 314-BLUE HOPPER
MNCW 318-BROWN HOPPER
MNCW 319-BLUE HOPPER
MNCW 320-BLUE HOPPER
MNCW 329-BROWN HOPPER
MNCW 338-BLUE HOPPER
MNCW 348-BLUE HOPPER
 
MNCW 400-BAY WINDOW CABOOSE
MNCW 401-BAY WINDOW CABOOSE
 
MNCW 1002-FLAT
MNCW 1004-FLAT
MNCW 1006-FLAT
MNCW 1007-FLAT
MNCW 1021-FLAT
 
 
 
Equipment , Croton East Yard
 
FL9 Diesel Electric
HP: 1,750
Tractive effort: 56, 940 Lbs.
Weight: 282,000
Axles: 5
Builder: GM
Date Blt: Jan-July 57/Sep-Nov 60
 
2020
2022
2030
2033 (no longer here)
2042
2044
2046
 
LI 300
LI 301
LI 302
 
SWITCHERS:
 
401
402
403
 
OTHER EQUIPMENT:
 
2436-coach
1077-bag/coach
2435-coach
1402-coach
1401-coach
1416-coach
1405-coach
 
MNCW 401-caboose
MNCW 215-gon
 
MNCW 1025-wheel flat
MNCW 219-gon
MNCW 104-boxcar
8107-MU coach
 
MNCW 212-gon
MNCW 203-gon
MNCW 225-gon
MNCW 210-gon
MNCW 206-gon
MNCW 214-gon
MNCW 236-gon
 
1031-flat
2031-SPV
1028-flat
2117-coach
2115-coach (nyc mkgs)
 
SPV's
 
295, 294, 291, 297 (cdot), 290, 298, 299, 292, 296.
 
 
Amtrak Equipment
 
 
Genesis Locomotives used in Empire Service
700-Amtrak faded scheme
701-Acela Scheme, formally Amtrak faded scheme
702-Acela Scheme, formally Amtrak scheme
703-Acela Scheme, formally Amtrak faded scheme
704-Acela Scheme, formally Amtrak faded scheme
705-Acela scheme, formally Amtrak faded scheme
706-Amtrak faded scheme
707-Acela scheme, formally Amtrak faded scheme
708-Acela scheme, formally Amtrak scheme
709-Acela scheme, formally Amtrak faded scheme
710-NEC scheme
711-Acela scheme, formally NEC scheme
712-NEC scheme
713-
714-
715-NEC scheme
716-NEC scheme
717-NEC scheme
 
Designer Baggage Cars
 
1851-Adirondack
1852-Formally in Ethan Allen Express Design.
1853-Adirondack
1854-Ethan Allen Express
 
1800-Vermonter, Acela Striped
1801-Vermonter
1802-Vermonter

LAST UPDATED 11.16.04