Penn Central Empty Hopper Train UKP-2 returned to Terminal Yard this morning. The empty hopper train originated on Ralph V.'s Kings Port Division at Kings Port Steel and was routed to the West Mill Float Yard where it crossed the Hudson River via car float to Port Owen NY. From Port Owen the N.Y.C.T.L.'s Metro Division took over and hauled the empties back to Terminal Yard for subsequent reloading at Hudson Coal.
To see the origination of UKP-2 on the Kings Port Division check this blog entry from Ralph V;
To see UKP-1 the loaded hoppers heading to Kings Port Steel click here:
To follow their arrival at West Mill and delivery to Kings Port Steel click here;
Now that everyone's up to speed let's follow the action as the empty hopper train negotiates it's way from Port Owen thru Empire City and finally to Terminal Yard.
UKP-2 rounds the curve at the City View Apartments on it's way from Port Owen NY to Terminal Yard under the gaze of of a couple of truck drivers on the right.
UKP-2 heads into Empire City Station and passes and unnamed passenger train led by an E8A
UKP-2 leaving E.C. Station and crossing Railroad Ave.
Rolling under the west side
And thru the Empire City tunnels
UKP-2 has made the climb to get up and over Water Street as it heads towards Bedford NY
Climbing the grade on track 1 UKP-2 encounters another string of loaded coal hoppers at Bedford.
UKP-2 arrives at Terminal Yard. And that closes out P.C.C.M. 32!