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 Post subject: Battling Winter On NYS&W Utica NY Branch
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:27 am 

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The NYS&W's current Utica-based operation runs approx 23 miles to Sangerfield, NY on ex-DL&W Utica-Binghamton trackage.

The Susquehanna serves agro-business customers in Sangerfield with an asphalt company (Oneida Asphalt) thrown in the mix as well.

Usual operation is one round trip daily M-F.

However, rough wintry conditions have disrupted this pattern.

By the time Friday, Feb 20th rolled around, it had been several days since the crew went to Sangerfield. It was zero degrees F & winds gusted 10-20 mph. A significant amount of snow covered the tracks and the crew headed towards Sangerfield with 5 covered hoppers, sans snowplow, however.

They made it 5 miles before tying the hoppers down on the main & proceeding light to Sangerfield.

Here are a few photos depicting this effort:

1) NYS&W GP40 3040 approaching Washington Mills, NY (notice hoppers tied down on main in distance).

2) At the line's summit, Paris Station, NY.

3) Barreling through a snow drift at 15 mph, Paris Station, NY.


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