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 Post subject: In Winter's Grip, Switching Utica Club Brewery
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:49 pm 

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The NYS&W services Utica, NY's Utica Club Brewery (a/k/a F.X.Matt Brewery & West End Brewery) off street trackage on Schuyler Street. The tracks run on Schuyler St approx 4/10th mile & are part of the Susquehanna's Utica-Binghamton line.

This brewery, founded in 1853, is the USA's second-oldest family-owned brewery. They produce Utica Club & Saranac as well as custom microbrews & soft drinks.

I happened upon the crew switching the brewery a few days ago.

1) Tying down a boxcar on the main before preparatory to switching.

2) Moving forward.

3) Clearing tracks of snow & ice.


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 Post subject: Re: In Winter's Grip, Switching Utica Club Brewery
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:52 pm 

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4) The Way Forward.

5) Slow But Steady.

6) "Let's hope the brewery opens the overhead door quickly"( they didn't as the crew had to wait near 1/2 hour).


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 Post subject: Re: In Winter's Grip, Switching Utica Club Brewery
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:55 pm 

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7) Brewhouse Bound!

8) Nearly All In.

9) Outward Bound.


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 Post subject: Re: In Winter's Grip, Switching Utica Club Brewery
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:57 pm 

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10) Rounding the bend.

11) Re-switch on Schuyler Street

12) Looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: In Winter's Grip, Switching Utica Club Brewery
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:00 pm 

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13) 1 car to hitch.

14) Heading for the barn.


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