CSX local train L024 working the 1st Ward Lead at Syracuse, NY.


  CSX's 1st Ward Lead is a short industrial lead that now serves a single customer, Pak Technologies, in Syracuse, New York. The line ends in Syracuse's 1st Ward. The 1st Ward Lead diverges from CSX's Syracuse Terminal Subdivision just east of the Amtrak station and curves around the backside of NBT Bank Stadium. It then runs south-westerly toward Hiawatha Boulevard. 

In this view looking north, CSXT 2694 leads L024-10 across North 4th Street at Hiawatha Blvd.
In this view looking north, CSXT 2694 leads L024-10 across 4th N. Street at Hiawatha Blvd.
The tree line in the distance hides the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision.

  The 1st Ward Lead then curves on a northeasterly direction and crosses 4th N. Street. After crossing 4th N. Street, the line runs parallel to Hiawatha Blvd. and even passes right in front of a few houses along Hiawatha Blvd. 

Looking southwest, L024 is ready to switch out tank cars at the only customer on the 1st Ward Lead, along Hiawatha Blvd.
L024 is ready to switch out tank cars at the only customer on the 1st Ward Lead, along Hiawatha Blvd.

  The 1st Ward Lead originally continued into the Eaton Crouse-Hinds plant located at Hiawatha Blvd. and 7th N. Street. These days the line ends at 7th N. Street, and beyond 7th N. Street the line has been mostly paved over.

Looking at the rear end of L024 and the Eaton Crouse-Hinds plant in the background.
Looking at the rear end of L024 stopped along Hiawatha Blvd.
In the background is the Eaton Crouse-Hinds plant. 

Photographs taken on November 10, 2022, at Syracuse, New York.


Comments

  1. That track behind the tank car looks quite suspect.......

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    1. The track could use a bit of TLC. Though, it only gets used a couple times a week. I would also guess that this track is probably 10 MPH/16 KPH max speed.

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  2. I suspect the lens perspective makes it look worse than it really is

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    1. Very true. The long focal length does add to it.

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  3. I've seen much worse track that that. LOL I always find it neat when lines are still running down streets like that. I am sure the residents don't enjoy it as much. LOL

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    1. Make me wonder which was there first, the houses or the tracks.

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