To: West Mill
From: North Side Yard
Switching industries at Empire City
The go to 1/87th scale train crew are together today to work out of North Side Yard.
New York Central SW8s and calf are the power at N.S.Y. today
The crew pull out of the yard and head towards Hohman Ave
The train has crossed over onto the industrial lead and shoves towards the East Side
With the caboose dropped on the lead the first car picked up is PC gondola #288673 loaded with pipe for the Hudson Valley Ag Coop.
The train has shoved back to pick up these cars from Ralph's Grocery Warehouse. The Tropicana car is headed back to the NJ Tropicana plant on the A.P.R.R.
Next stop is Neal's Lumber and Hardware where we pick up this old NYC Pacemaker boxcar loaded with layout lumber for Mike's Lumber Supply on the A.P.R.R.
We're over on the West Side and pulling two more old NYC Pacemaker boxcars from Walsh Steel Wool Products. The cars are loaded with fine bits of steel wool used to strengthen concrete. The loads are consigned to Phipps Cement on the A.P.R.R.
This RailBox car is being pulled from Moore & Company. Loaded with bulk paper it's headed to Marcal on the A.P.R.R.
40' PC boxcar #104478 is pulled from Drywell Inks loaded with drums of ink for Canton Box in West Mill NY. This was a traffic managers dream move. The PC car came to Drywell loaded with new 55 gallon drum in P.C.C.M. 27 and leaves loaded with 55 gallon drums of ink in P.C.C.M. 28. That's model railroading efficiency!
Back at North Side Yard the crew does some car blocking while waiting for the L.I.R.R. transfer freight. The beginnings of a loading platform can be seen taking shape on the right.
Cars are being spotted for the L.I.R.R. are on track 1 to the left and the cars for Terminal Yard are on track 2
With the switching work done the crew takes a break to stretch their legs and probably grab a bite to eat.