The deep dark, somewhere under NYC.
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In 1998, CP Rail was granted access to NYC as part of the split up of Conrail. For years their trains ran, ranging from zero to 40 cars, between queens and albany 3 days per week. In 2010 CP Rail and CSX came to an agreement where CSX would handle the freight cars for CP to NYC, while CP would handle some CSX cars bound for Canada. This eliminated the CP train to NYC…
The attached gallery shows photos from one of their final runs over Hell Gate Bridge in Queens. The usual rag tag collection of old rock hauling cars made up the majority of the train.
It was an end of an era… and so it goes.
Don’t invite these people to your house. They will paint your walls, loot your fridge and watch your TV.
There ain’t nothing else to talk about.
In 2009 I wrote Brooklyn Queens Freight and Yard Job NYC – 2 books documenting freight graffiti in NYC. While I haven’t spent nearly as much time trackside since then, i still get out and shoot the occasional freight. Here’s a set of shots from CSX’s northbound transfer freight, traveling from Fresh Pond yard in Queens to Oak Point in the Bronx. A typical mix of box cars, gons, and trash cars made up the mix on this January day.
If you’re one of those people that likes signing up for web boards to babble online with like-minded freaks, behind a firewall that keeps your conversations relatively private, then chances are you’ve tried to sign up for our board, and chances are you’ve not gotten in.
Believe it or not, this isn’t because we hate you.
Board registration has been closed to new members for months now due to spammers. Every single time we open to new sign ups, we get hundreds of spam registrations trying to post advertisements for malware, viruses, and other schemes. Frankly, we do not have time to police this crap.
Still though, we don’t want to turn away interested, smart minds. So we’ve opened up registration again for a week. To get in, you’ve got to answer one of 3 challenge questions. These questions are basically un-googleable. if you know anything about exploring in NYC, you’ll … [ read more ]
This month’s set of Photo Friday shots come to us from Shadowbat. Shadowbat is basically the undisputed king of exploring in Philly. Well – Philly does have a lot of great explorers, but very few are as consistently prolific as the mysterious Shadowbat.
If you’re into graffiti, you probably already go to 12oz. for your fix on graffiti news and forum beef. You might even find a once – in – a – blue – moon post by yours truly on there. They threw a quick link to our recent catch up on all the graffiti awesome one can find over at Bushwick Yard.