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Peter: 31st Mar 2009 - 13:07 GMT
no grief... more of a "hmm, i have no idea how you got in here in the first place, but you need to get the hell out..." and then the afterthought of "and whats with all the photos?" as i sped out of the place on my bike... hahaha
John56: 2nd Apr 2009 - 14:16 GMT
The New York and Atlantic was the freight arm of the Long Island Railroad until they sold it in 1997. They handle traffic from the Bush Terminals in Brooklyn, Hunterspoint and Sunnyside in Queens, connections to Long Island and the mainland. There are lots of articles on Google like this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_and_Atlantic_Railway
Peter: 2nd Apr 2009 - 14:25 GMT
yeah, i actually linked that wiki page in the post above. i guess i was hoping for more anecdotal info ;)
Auxil Benevosoc: 6th Apr 2009 - 16:08 GMT
This is a great find. I have forwarded it to my Crossharbor RR teammates. Where in Bushwick did you ride to find this?
Peter: 6th Apr 2009 - 16:33 GMT
just along the freight tracks... whats this about the crossharbor rr?
Auxil Benevosoc: 7th Apr 2009 - 17:41 GMT
The Cross Harbor Rail Road runs along 1st Avenue in Sunset Park and around the Bush Terminal area. Last time i was there, they owned 1 ALCO diesel electric and a second one for parts. It was privately held until last year when the Port Authority bought it. I have not heard what they are up to. The RR operated one of the last float bridges in NYC between NY and NJ using barges. It is intended that Jerry nadler's cross harbor tunnel would make the RR obsolete.
resisident: 7th Apr 2009 - 21:09 GMT
This isn't in Bushwick. far past that. This train yard is in Glendale.
Peter: 7th Apr 2009 - 23:16 GMT
fair enough. i only accessed it from the tracks, and really had no idea where i exactly was, and couldnt get a gps reading. ive edited the original post to reflect your correction.
as a bushwicker, i guess partial and try to bump it in keywords as often as possible *shrug*
pslugz: 9th Apr 2009 - 00:23 GMT
haha very ballsy i like that u didt no that was there main yard, the security booth for the whole yard is in ur first picture above that bridge, and there other security booth is to the right of where they seen u, i think unless its nite time its impossible to even past that bridge to the right towards homedepot, got yourself a good mountain bike?
Peter: 9th Apr 2009 - 00:30 GMT
its good enough to outrun the boys, if you know what i mean, hahaha... even on that big rail gravel.
Michael A. Bonano jr.: 18th Apr 2009 - 17:36 GMT
Very careless frieght liner flair guys
DUBZ CMA.WSF: 11th Feb 2010 - 17:59 GMT
I was there with 2 other writers, i got chased by some track workers and ended up running in front of a moving train, tracks arent what they used to be . -__-
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