Railroad stuff

Update on 9321, The ‘abandoned’ locomotive

4 years ago we posted about an abandoned locomotive, a 1950s era neglected engine buried deep behind rows of freight cars at a local bustling yard. This locomotive still exists, and is looking worse than ever.



Blissville Photo Freight

So one day me and The Chef were puttering around town when we came across a freight sitting in Blissville Yard, completely unattended. At the time, the yard was barely being used, so we went in for a closer look at this curious rail attraction.



LIRR Junk Train at Arch Street

In early 2012 the LIRR stored a string of their M3 type rail cars at the ‘new’ Arch Street shop



Metro North Graveyard, 2002

In 2002 we stopped by Metro North’s graveyard to poke around the oddball collection of junk commuter train equipment stored and awaiting a date with either the scrappers torch or, less likely, resale and restoration. This collection of locomotives and rail cars represented some of the best and worst in terms of reliability & design.



Abandoned 1925 vintage Staten Island Rapid Transit car 353 – 2003.

In 2003 me and Rebel SC came across this very long abandoned Staten Island Rapid Transit car.



Q Cars

In 2001, I came across a set of 3 old wooden subway cars parked in Sunset Park, across the street from the old Davidson Pipe storage facility (which today is a Costco store). As luck would have it, they were parked in a small former SBK yard with no fence. These were the last wooden […]



Canadian National Railway Camp Cars in the Bronx

Under a highway in the Bronx, one might find this curious set of seemingly abandoned railroad cars. These aren’t just any railroad cars though.



Cross Harbor Locomotives stored on 1st avenue, Brooklyn

Two locomotives sat abandoned along 1st avenue in Brooklyn for many years, from roughly the late 1990s until 2006. This is their story.