CSX Considering Shrinking Yards in Buffalo Region

CSX is considering reducing the size of Frontier Yard in Buffalo, New York, as part of a program that may include other infrastructure reduction in western New York.

Trains magazine cited unnamed sources in a report that said CSX is eyeing removal of bowl track groups 2 through 5 in the main yard.

In recent years the carrier has used these tracks for car storage.

Under the proposal, Bowl Group 1 will remain in service while Groups 6 and 7 will be rebuilt to for flat switching with a new lead at Bailey Avenue.

The report said this part of the yard is now used for light classification work for local industry jobs.

There are no plans to remove the yard hump for now, but CSX will likely flatten it later.

CSX is also reportedly considering changes at other yards, including consolidation, in the Buffalo region that it considers to be under used.

Those yards are Niagara, Kenmore, and Ohio, are underutilized, the source says.

Trains said CSX representatives did not respond to its emailed requests for comment.

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