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Date: 01/12/22 04:53
"Walking Along A Disabled Freight"
Author: ut-1

On Monday January 10th, New York, Susquehanna & Western No. 3040 brought its train approximately 4 miles from the road's Utica NY yard to a customer in New Hartford. Unfortunately, No. 3040, a GP40, experienced a breakdown and it remained overnight at Oneida Warehouse, Campion Rd, New Hartford.

I walked on a public sidewalk along the disabled freight Tuesday morning just before 7 AM. The temperature was -2 and the sun was approximately 40 minutes away from its scheduled appearance.

The train is still there this morning; the only other power on the Utica branch now is No. 3618, an SD-45. As far as I know, six-axles are not allowed on the industrial tracks off the Utica main so it's unlikely 3618 will come to 3040's rescue. 

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Date: 01/12/22 16:45
Re: "Walking Along A Disabled Freight"
Author: Locoinsp

ut-1 Wrote:
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> The train is still there this morning; the only
> other power on the Utica branch now is No. 3618,
> an SD-45. As far as I know, six-axles are not
> allowed on the industrial tracks off the Utica
> main so it's unlikely 3618 will come to 3040's
> rescue. 
If memory serves me right, I believe that quite a few years ago (late 198'0's) they sent a six axle out there. I believe they broke a water main on that trip. Maybe Train1275 will chime in with the details of that incident (or tell me my memory is not so good!)



Date: 01/14/22 07:36
Re: "Walking Along A Disabled Freight"
Author: engineerinvirginia

Since she's idling she probably won't load.....



Date: 02/07/22 17:49
Re: "Walking Along A Disabled Freight"
Author: train1275

Sorry, just happened to see this post.
I recall they did send an SD45 (or more ?) down the old O&W but can't recall details other than it didn't go well.
How much they did it, or if a water main broke, I can't recall.

I can say during my time the last several years as VP-Engineering that the track would not withstand a six axle locomotive. I can't say what has or has not been done of late to the track to know if it could be cleared for a one time rescue move. As the 3618 would not load either I guess it is a moot point by now.

Locoinsp Wrote:
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> ut-1 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The train is still there this morning; the only
> > other power on the Utica branch now is No.
> 3618,
> > an SD-45. As far as I know, six-axles are not
> > allowed on the industrial tracks off the Utica
> > main so it's unlikely 3618 will come to 3040's
> > rescue. 
> If memory serves me right, I believe that quite a
> few years ago (late 198'0's) they sent a six axle
> out there. I believe they broke a water main on
> that trip. Maybe Train1275 will chime in with the
> details of that incident (or tell me my memory is
> not so good!)



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