Posts Tagged ‘reef’

Photos of Weeks Marine Crane 552 under Broadway Bridge

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Weeks Marine Crane 552 in the Harlem River Ship Canal today

As I reported earlier today, the Weeks Marine crane 552 departed the 207 St subway yard after serving there for about nine years. The crane loaded all the reef-ready subway cars onto the Barge of Death. It also loaded the scrap trucks onto another barge for delivery to a scrap dealer. Here are some photos of the crane being pushed by Weeks tug Elizabeth through the canal and towards the Hudson River at around 1:20 PM today.

Photos taken by my wife. Thanks!!

Reefing Crane Leaves 207 Street Yard

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

The Weeks Marine crane has left the yard. Looks like reefing is pretty “over” for the time being. Pics forthcoming.

Next cars to be reefed: redbird, yellowbird, R-42

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Currently on the dead line at 207 Street Yard are a redbird, a yellow rider car, and some R-42 cars. These cars may soon be loaded onto the Barge of Death for a one-way trip to the reef.

The Barge of Death has returned to 207 St Yard

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

After an absence of several months (due to the fact that the reefing program was temporarily suspended), the Barge of Death is now back at 207th Street Yard. I can see the top of the backhoe that is on top of the barge and used to push the subway cars into the water when out at sea. And the tug Virginia just came back under the raised Broadway Bridge to head back to the Hudson River.

So it looks like there may be another barge going out in the not too distant future…

Valentines Day BARGE OF DEATH

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

The Barge of Death set sail at noon today, this Valentines Day. It was followed up the canal shortly thereafter by the Barge o’ Trucks. The Shelby pushed the Barge of Death and the Vera K. pushed the Barge o’ Trucks.

Subway car barge to depart this Saturday

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

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The famous “barge of death” will once again be departing New York City Transit’s 207 Street Yard for the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The latest estimate is for it departing this Saturday morning. The retired R-32 and R-40 class subway cars will be dumped in the ocean to form an artificial reef.

Photo source: The Virginian-Pilot