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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


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S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com Courtesy Continuation Page 1 for the

NEW YORK & ATLANTIC RAILWAY


INDEX:

    On the main NYA page:

Corporate information and unindexed miscellany, including new yards and carfloat service.

[News of Santa's past and next visits was moved back to the main page 17 Dec 00.]

On this NYA Continuation Page 1:

Old "Late Breaking" News (Moved from the main NYA page on 10 Mar 00)

Late Breaking News

[News of Santa's past and next visits was moved back to the main page 17 Dec 00.]

The main NYA page overloaded, necessitating the creation of this page; be sure to visit the main NYA page.


NEW YORK & ATLANTIC RAILWAY

A Subsidiary of
Anacostia Rail Holdings Company,
an entity of the stockholders of the
Anacostia & Pacific Company, Inc.

68-01 Otto Road
Glendale, New York 11385

Telephone:  718-497-3023
FAX:  718-497-3364

The main page was started 15 May 1999 as a courtesy to the NYA;
this page was started 10 Mar 2000.
The NYA now has its own, official home page:

http://www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html
[with primarily administrative, sales, and marketing information
(i.e. - serious, profit-oriented stuff - they have to make a living, you know!)].


Old "Late Breaking" News

(Moved from main NYA page 10 Mar 00)

[News of Santa's past and next visits was moved back to the main page 17 Dec 00.]


Canadian Pacific Railway Bites into the 'Big Apple'
First Train Rolls into the Bronx

[Excerpted from NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ (courtesy of Bernie Ente)] -- Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) has connected New York City to its transcontinental freight service, reintroducing competition between freight lines into the City for the first time since 1968.

Provided through its Northeastern subsidiary, the Delaware and Hudson Railway, new Canadian Pacific service links New York City to CPR's 15,000-mile network from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.  Trains operate south of Albany over the CSX tracks that belonged to Conrail until June 1 of this year. Carload switching service is then provided by CSX to all customers in the Bronx including those at the bustling Hunts Point Terminal.

In addition, CSX will serve carload customers in Brooklyn and Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, by transfers every weekday on its interchange train to the New York & Atlantic Railway.  CPR also received trackage rights to serve a potential intermodal terminal at Harlem River Yard, also in the Bronx.

Bernie Ente reported with great enthusiasm the arrival of the first-ever CP-Rail locomotives powering a CSX train (Y-101, former CR symbol YAOP-17) across the majestic Hell Gate Bridge on 04 Nov 1999, headed by CP5423-CP5689-CSX3177-CSX3148, from the CSX Oak Point Yard in the Bronx to the New York & Atlantic Railway at Fresh Pond Yard, Queens, with 85 loads, arriving at 15:00.

CP-R Y101 04 Nov 99 Fresh Pond
(Conrail Historical Society photograph courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnail image - click on the picture for the full image.]

The NYA's Fresh Pond Yard was used as a movie set ca. late 1998 for filming of Woody Allen's new movie "Sweet and Lowdown".  The film crew covered all the yard buildings with a false wooden front to give them an antique {since when are the 1930's antique?} appearance.  The Geep and the truck do not appear in the film!  {Hopefully, neither does the castered wooden frame - SB,III}

NYA Movie Set late 1998 Fresh Pond
(photograph and information courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnail image - click on the picture for the full image.]


For photos of the NY State float bridges abuildin' at 65th Street, see the Webmaster's Rail-Marine page.


Now, here is an old photo of the two NYA GP10 units, #201 and #202, just delivered in the Spring of 1997, sitting in Yard A, Long Island City, just behind the NYA offices on Jackson Avenue.  Once the geeps were officially painted, they were to be posed there at night, lighted up with the NYC skyline behind them (that never happened and the GP10's are long gone now).  The Chrysler Building, home of NY&RA's owner, Anacostia & Pacific, is in the background.

NYA GP10s Spring 1997 Yard A LIC
(photograph and information courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnail image - click on the picture for the full image.]


Bernie Ente's been busy again; that's a big inspection car (LIRR coach #2802) for a small operation, almost as long as the whole railroad:

NYA Insp. Train, E. NY, Bay Ridge Br., 16 Dec 99
(cropped from photograph by and courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)


On 07 January 2000, the New York & Atlantic was busy unloading new NYCTA R-142 subway cars.  Bernie Ente's photos show NYA #105 at the east end of the operation, a car on the ramp rolling off its flatcar, and NYA #156 at the west end.

NYA #105 w/ NYCTA R-142 cars, 07 Jan 00

NYA w/ NYCTA R-142 cars, 07 Jan 00

NYA #156 w/ NYCTA R-142 cars, 07 Jan 00, FrPnd
(photographs by and information courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)

The structure lying over on its side at the near corner of the TTX flat (center photo) and visible upright on the photo directly above is some sort of car jack on a hinge.  What is not evident is how it actuates to hold the carbody from swaying.  Is it a screw jack or hydraulic or is it merely a solid block that only contacts the jacking point when the carbody sways?


Late Breaking News

Here's more news - the NYA took delivery of LIRR coach #2940 for use as an inspection car (but she's headless!); here she is at Fresh Pond Yard on 22 Feb 2000 with an apparently unnumbered cabin car (hack/crummy/caboose):

Ex-LIRR #2940 Fr Pd 22 Feb 00

Ex-LIRR #2940 Fr Pd 22 Feb 00
(photographs by and information courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)
[Lower image cropped by SB,III]

#2940 was built in 1955-56 by Pullman Standard as Class P72; she seats (seated?) 120 and weighs (weighed?) 107,400lbs.  "Headless" was your webmaster's little joke referring to the unfortunate fact that she has no toilet.  No sooner posted than the word came back from the NYA, "We are going to put a toilet in this car; it will become NYA 1000 when its painted."

Also at Fresh Pond Yard that day (22 Feb 2000) was big power, indeed!  our indefatigable photographer, Bernie Ente, snapped two ex-CR SD's, (8842 and 8843) powering CSX Y-101.

ex-CR SDs CSX 8842/8843 FPY 22 Feb 00

They left B23-7 3153 "upstairs" at Fremont as they wyed themselves for the return trip to Oak Point Yard in the Bronx.

ex-CR B23-7 3153 FP NYCRR bridge 22 Feb 00
(photographs by and courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)

Bernie advised that six-axle power like the two SD units had not been seen in Fresh Pond since before "Conrail" days {if ever, other than possibly NH electric motors - SB,III}.

Let me remind you that these are scenes you won't normally see up close; the yard is off-limits to everybody except employees - don't even THINK of trespassing!

[Unless, of course, you care to join the Long Island Sunrise-Trail Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the New York Connecting RR Society and visit with us on authorized, scheduled, guided tours.]

NOW here's BIG NEWS! - CP came (snuck?) in on its own train early on Tuesday, 07 Mar 2000, as they began direct Selkirk-to-Fresh Pond service.  The CP(D&H) train made its usual middle-of-the-night run from Selkirk Yard to Oak Point Yard.  After some work at Oak Point, it then continued over the Hell Gate Bridge route to Fresh Pond, where it arrived before dawn.  The crew was to be back on duty at 18:00.  The CP power lay over at Fresh Pond all day behind the NYA office, out of sight from the street.  As the days get longer this spring and summer, the CP train will set itself up for a perfect photo as it crosses the Hell Gate Bridge at about 19:00.

Our idefatigable official NYA photographer, Bernie Ente, was quite defatigable in the wee hours of the morning of 07 Mar 00; he wasn't about to get up that early and shoot flash - all he would have gotten was the reflection of the flash from the safety striping.  He was on hand during the day, however, to record the power for that first NYA-CP/D&H interchange train resting at Fresh Pond Yard at 14:00 on 07 Mar 00, with #5698 and #5420.  #5698 was on the point.  Naturally enough, the train was scheduled to depart in darkness at about 18:30-19:00.  (Doesn't it figure?  No consideration for the fanatic railfan!)

1st CP/D&H train at NYA-Fresh Pond 07Mar00
(photograph 07 Mar 2000 by and courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)

Bernie asks that you please forgive the Polaroid image; he also shot this scene on color print and color slide film with his medium-format cameras and will have a sharper image ready shortly.

Bernie also shot Polaroids of ex-LIRR ALCo head-end Power Packs #615 (FA-1) and #614 (FA-2) bracketing #607 (FA-1) at the New York & Atlantic's Fresh Pond Yard on 12 Mar 2000, a rainy Sunday; they appear towards the end of my LIRR Page 4 under LIRR Miscellany.

Long Island 's NEWSDAY for 09 Dec 01, page A31, had a full-page feature story by John Valenti all about the New York & Atlantic.

Fremont Tower is gone (Jul 2000), see LIRR Contunuation Page 4.

Modelers - Noel Roche advised (27 Jul 2000) that Highball Graphics has a set of HO-scale decals for the NYA locomotives.

note-rt.gif  NYA president Fred Krebs has given Bernie Ente permission to produce T-shirts of NYA "9/11 Memorial Unit" 271.  This will be a quality made-in-USA shirt.  Color will be light gray.  Sizes offered are L, XL, and the universal railfan size of XXL.  He will only produce a limited number of shirts and is taking "reservations" at this time (03 Mar 2002).  If you'd like a shirt let him know (quantity and size) and he'll contact you when they are ready.  Price will be $12 + shipping.  Please reply to BERNARD ENTE rs301@juno.com.  Here's the artwork that will appear on the shirt:

271
(NYAR image courtesy of B. Ente - all rights reserved)


There are at least two other sites with a wealth of information on, and photos of, the NYA:

Bill Russell's New York & Atlantic Railway Page and

  his new New York & Atlantic Railway Info Page and

lirr.net's New York & Atlantic Railway Page.

Also, the closely-related New York Connecting RR now has a new URL and site.

Happy surfing!


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