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Port Jervis & Hurricane Irene
 
« on: Sep 2nd, 2011, 10:14am »
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/nyregion/port-jervis-train-line-will-take-months-to-repair.html?_r=1&hp
 Are there any frieght lines being affected in this area? Are there any shared commuter/ freight lines in this area?


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Re: Port Jervis & Hurricane Irene
 
« Reply #1 on: Sep 12th, 2011, 1:36pm »
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NS does run some freight through there, but not sure what the frequency was.
Here's link from TH Record showing more:
http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/misc?url=/_flash/gallery/gallery.html&Site=TH&Date=20110907&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=907009998&Ref=PH
 
Read somewhere that NJT has to get the PJ engines down to NJ for servicing and may run via the NYSW line thru Warwick and Sparta NJ to get there. That may change also since Warwick got hit pretty good with flooding from Irene & TS Lee. Parts of it are still underwater.


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Re: Port Jervis & Hurricane Irene
 
« Reply #2 on: Sep 13th, 2011, 10:07pm »
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The only regular freight through the Sloatsburg washout area is the NS HO-7, carrying interchange traffic between Campbell Hall and Croxton. Frequency is about 3 to 4 times a week.
 
Warwick was hard hit on its roads by Irene, but the railroad was relatively unscathed after the water subsided; the M&NJ did a maintenance blitz on 1 Sept., dropping carloads of ballast on the Hudson Secondary. The HO-7 was (and will be) detoured over the NYS&W to CH.
 
Then came Lee. Binghamton got hammered, but was cleared enough for regular NYS&W SU-99/SU-100 trains to resume on 9 Sept.
 
So far the 8 MN commuter trainsets are still in Port Jervis; rumors still say that at least 5 sets will come south through Warwick, but it hasn't happened yet.


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Re: Port Jervis & Hurricane Irene
 
« Reply #3 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 2:14pm »
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Article was just posted on TH-Record online.
Metro-North & NJT have come to agreement with NYS&W to send equipment over their roads to get to Kearny, NJ maintenance yards, but no timetable yet.
Also inspection was done to rails from PJ to Harriman and they may soon start service again between the 2 points. Here's the link:
http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110914/BIZ/109140341/-1/COMM01
 
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Re: Port Jervis & Hurricane Irene
 
« Reply #4 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 2:52pm »
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This just in from Mid-hudson news.com:
Copyright 2011 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc.
 
Partial Port Jervis train service gets back on track
 
TUXEDO Metro-North will resume partial train service on the hurricane damaged Port Jervis line on Monday. The railroad will use that portion of the line that was not severely damaged by the storm from Port Jervis to Harriman. From there, buses will take customers to the NJTransit station on Route 17 in Ramsey, NJ. There train service, including some newly added semi-express trains, will be provided to Secaucus, Penn Station and Hoboken.
 
At the same time, crews will work to repair that portion of the line that was devastated by the storm, which washed away much of the rail bed in the Tuxedo/Sloatsburg area.
 
To determine the extent of damage to the rail line, engineers have been assessing damage to the track, signal system and bridges. The bridges have undergone underwater inspections, which are almost complete.
 
While the assessment is not expected until the end of the month, it is estimated the work of rebuilding washouts will require 100,000 tons of stone and tens of millions of dollars.
 
Initially 400 tons of stone have been delivered to begin restoring the track bed. Railroad officials are trying to locate vendors with enough rock to fill the washouts and the track department is repairing places where the damage is less severe in order to expedite the work and reduce the job of the contractor eventually hired.
 
The new service plan will include five AM peak trains operating from Port Jervis to Harriman to connect with buses in Ramsey. In the evening, there will be five PM trains running from Harriman to Port Jervis. Passengers will take buses from Ramsey to Harriman.
 
In the off-peak hours, there will be three inbound and four outbound trains operating between Port Jervis and Harriman.
 
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