A site that was quite interesting is the General Electric “Main Plant” in Schenectady. I would classify it as a one-industry industrial park. Some of the unusual attributes are (1) connected to two railroads (NY Central and D&H); (2) had its own plant switchers; (3) received coal for a power plant; and (4) used for staging high-wide shipments.
Speaking of Schenectady….THE ALCO PLANT !! It can’t get much better than that. Steam or diesel era, you could have any motive power you like, as long as it was an ALCO product, whether or not the local roads used it (UP Big Boy and Challenger alongside NYC Hudsons and Niagaras). The NYC and D&H both were/are in the area and the trackage in the plant was intricate.
Take a look at the Railroad Avenue neighborhood in Colonie/Guilderland. Service has only recently been abandoned in here, but while it lasted there was street running (both center median style and brief stretches of truly “doing it in the road.” As recently as 1975, PCs West Albany local was a GP20, a tin can transfer caboose, and maybe 10-20 cars a day. Mostly inbound, of course.
Northeastern Industrial Park is located in the Town of Guilderland, Albany County, New York. The Park is situated on 586 acres and consists of 29 buildings totaling 3 million square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space. Development opportunities include over 150 acres for build-to-suit facilities. Financial incentives are provided through Foreign Trade Zone #121. Rail service to the Park is provided by Canadian Pacific, CSX, and Norfolk Southern. Rail traffic within the Park is controlled by SMS Rail Lines.
Rotterdam Corporate Park is located in the Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York. The Park is situated on 245 acres and consists of 29 buildings totaling 3.7 million square feet of warehouse, manufacturing, and office space. Development opportunities include 24 shovel-ready acres for build-to-suit facilities. Financial incentives are available through Foreign Trade Zone and Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority. Rail service to the Park is provided by CSX Transportation.
Glenville Business & Technology Park is located in the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York. Situated on 152 acres, the Park consists of 11 warehouse buildings totaling 1.25 million square feet of quality warehouse and manufacturing space. Financial Incentives are available through the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority. Rail service is provided to the Park by PanAm Railways.
Situated on 34 acres of prime real estate, West Yard Road is located in the Town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York. This site is zoned HI (Heavy Industrial). This site is located adjacent to the CSX Selkirk Rail Yard.
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY: Major classification yard (Kenwood Yards) one mile from Port of Albany
CSX TRANSPORTATION: Major classification yard (Selkirk) in close proximity
NORFOLK SOUTHERN: Intermodal facility located within one mile
PORT OF ALBANY RAILROAD: Responsive and efficient switching service to CSX and Canadian Pacific Railroads and owned jointly by CSX and Canadian Pacific Railroads
New Haven Terminal, New Haven, Connecticut
Providence & Worcester sees petroleum, steel, lumber and chemicals coming into New Haven and being shipped by train all over North and Central America.