Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Erie № 520 Photo

Erie № 520 unknown location unknown date. In collection of author.
So there aren't supposed to be any words, and I don't really have any words that need to be added, so here is a Wordless Wednesday photo post... with a bunch of needless words.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Framing Plan

From files of Department of Planning, R.O.W. Division, PoNYRR
Dateline Hoboken, NJ 5 June 2013
In a press conference in the headquarters of the Port of New York Railroad, a more detailed and accurate view of the framing plans was released today by the Department of Planning's R.O.W. Division after unauthorized leaks previously in the week.

A spokesman in response to questioning, provided further insight indicating that the two pier modules might, indeed, become one further opening up the aisle to human traffic. He also said that the Desk units may be reduced to further increase the essential smooth traffic flow of operators.

The RO-RO has been centered in the Erie yard in this version, and the location of the rotating pocket terminal is shown in relation to the rest of the layout for the first official time.

The previous version showed 20 inch modules along the upper wall, while this one shows 32" wide units. A desire to have more buildings in the background is cited for the change, so it is presumed that operating track will be confined to the aisle side for easier operation.

Things seem to be shaping up nicely.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

HBS Track Plan 2013

From Department of Planning, R.O.W. Division, PoNY RR
More information is coming out of th PoNY Planning Department this evening. An initial pass at the HBS track plan gives us a pretty good idea of where they are heading. Looks like the planning document from yesterday was followed pretty closely. Notable differences include a larger single dock extension at the Holland America docks at lower left. Lipton Tea has been moved (obviously some cleanup work is needed on the overlapping tracks), and the Seatrain pier has been re-oriented a bit. The Erie yard is looking very doable at this point. Looks like most of the work will be interchange traffic with mainline off of the Weehawken Branch via the RO-RO as seen in the previous bench work drawing as well as several docks to work.

I think the RO-RO could be positioned further down right as the A/D track in the yard, this way the trains that have drops or pick ups could be worked right on the RO-RO. This sounds interesting.

As configured, this means that another (8) 2'x4' dominoes need to be constructed for the center peninsula. More as it develops.