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Re: Railroading on Neville Island
 
« Reply #20 on: Aug 8th, 2008, 10:34am »
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I agree dont look for much to change. GWI never drops everything to paint locos. Look at the B&P still have alot of patches. My guess is in the first few years your not going to even notice the sale. Out in ohio you may see a few orange locos running about.

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Neville Island and Nearby rail history
 
« Reply #21 on: Jan 15th, 2009, 7:08pm »
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Link below will take you to website dedicated to building a model railroad of the area and it contains a lot of historical info.
 
http://homepage.mac.com/sraque/


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« Reply #22 on: Sep 19th, 2009, 5:48pm »
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The center cab locomotive at Recycle Management Greenstar (AMG) is going to be scrapped if it has not been already. It was pushed across Grand Ave on Friday then had to be pushed back so the plant could recieve rail service. This info is from a very good source!!!
Ross
 
Frank, I haven't seen you around in a while. How are you doing?


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« Reply #23 on: Sep 21st, 2009, 5:12pm »
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The AMG centercab is sitting on its frame across the road from Greenstar. The trucks are sitting on the one side of the tracks with 9200 lbs written on them in orange paint. the rest is on the other side of the tracks....sorry no pics...keep forgetting about this cell phone cam!!
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Re: Railroading on Neville Island
 
« Reply #24 on: Dec 2nd, 2009, 10:00pm »
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Ross,
I was at Neville Island for the first time last Saturday and saw a CSX unit working there.  How are operations split between P&OC and CSX on the island?
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 5th, 2009, 7:46pm »
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Ross is better qualified than me to answer this post but I will take a shot at it.
 
I think CSX switches the entire industrial complex at the eastern tip of the island.
 
And I think POHC handled the rest of the island starting at Neville Chemical.
 
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« Reply #26 on: Dec 13th, 2009, 7:27pm »
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CSX services Shenago Coke and everything on the east end of Neville Island including Ferrellgas.
 
POHC services customers from Gulf Street west to end of line at Frontier Steel.
 
The CSX works the forging plant in McKees Rocks as well as interchanges with the Pittsburgh and McKees Rock Railroad over at the Glasshouse.
 
Neville Island is where the POHC interchanges with the CSX.


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« Reply #27 on: Dec 18th, 2009, 10:47pm »
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Ross, Thanks for the info.
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on Dec 13th, 2009, 7:27pm, trainman911 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
CSX services Shenago Coke and everything on the east end of Neville Island including Ferrellgas.
 
POHC services customers from Gulf Street west to end of line at Frontier Steel.
 
The CSX works the forging plant in McKees Rocks as well as interchanges with the Pittsburgh and McKees Rock Railroad over at the Glasshouse.
 
Neville Island is where the POHC interchanges with the CSX.



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« Reply #28 on: Jan 5th, 2010, 11:18am »
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Anybody hear,Shenango Coke will stop shipping via rail,and use all trucks ? I have a relative that works there,he tells me Severstall,does not have a good relationship w/ CSX.    Well,looks like a BS rumor,still CSX cars at Shenango,yesterday  01/25

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« Reply #29 on: Mar 27th, 2010, 7:58am »
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Leaving work today I saw a bunch of short cream colored CSX hoppers in the CSX yard at the east end of the island.
 
They remind me of sand hoppers that I have seen elsewhere.
 
Anyone know if they are stored there or are being used by a customer in that complex.
 
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« Reply #30 on: Mar 27th, 2010, 11:30am »
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Sorce tells me,that Shenango's new customers don't have rail service,so apperently,CSX won't be getting cars,or putting cars into the coke plant.

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« Reply #31 on: Apr 27th, 2010, 6:18pm »
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How is the plant getting coal, or excuse my ignorance is this a petro coke plant?
 
 


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« Reply #32 on: Nov 19th, 2010, 6:30am »
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« Reply #33 on: May 14th, 2011, 2:49am »
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The AMG centercab still intact as of today, sitting on its frame inside a fence on the south side of Grand Avenue.

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« Reply #34 on: May 17th, 2011, 6:28pm »
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There has been some rail activity recently on the island.  
 
A couple years ago Oil Services put in a siding and from time to time receive a tank car. This is located near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Neville Rd.
 
Balfour Beatty has been doing substantial rehab work on the B & P tracks on the island.
 
A facility is being built in the area  between Neville Chemical and the east end of the island .  I have been told it will be an ethanol plant.  A rail sding is now in place there.
 
And finally my employer,  Frontier Steel, has had the curve on the siding leading back to the river eased to allow flatcars of steel to be placed there for unloading by crane.  The plant can only unload two cars a day inside. UIt is planned to unload additional cars by crane on recently the recently rehabbed siding.
 
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« Reply #35 on: May 17th, 2011, 8:28pm »
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Hey Frank, I sent you an email but didn't hear back, thanks for the update. Please post some pics if you get some time. What are they building right next to the former Dravo building?  Does B&P own tracknon the island?
 
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« Reply #36 on: May 17th, 2011, 10:20pm »
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The old Dravo office building has been torn down and it is replaced by a flex space distribution facility.  It is about 100,000 square feet.  So far there have been no tenants.  It is right next to the railroad as it comes in to Frontier, but it will not be rail served.
 
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« Reply #37 on: Dec 16th, 2011, 7:15pm »
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There is a new rail customer on the Island and it appears it will provide substantial traffic.
 
I am told that it is an ethanol facility and it is located on Neville Road.
It is eastof Neville Chemical.
 
I normally do not go to work from the east end, but today I did and I noticed at least 10 tank cars on the two track siding there.
 
I am not sure if the product is inbound or out bound there.
 
Traffic at my employer, Frontier Steel, is on the increase as we have bought a substantial amount of steel to get ahead of some prices increases that have recently been put in effect.


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« Reply #38 on: Dec 30th, 2011, 10:45am »
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Eh, Ethanol...... I dont put much stock into these things. The one in Clearfield didnt last a year I know of two in Ohio that dried up on the shortline serving them in under a year as well.  
 
These things seem to be more political, "Creating Green Jobs, vote for me" and the second state funding runs out the plants close. I hope this isnt true for the Neville, anything that can build jobs in the PGH area is great.


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