Bronx Terminal

What I am building.

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This is a very rare shot showing the entire terminal. This image appeared in Michael Krieger’s book “Where Rails Meet the Sea”, which I highly recommend to anyone with an interest in railroad/water transportation.

Taken in 1944, this image shows the round freight house, yard, and car float attached to the apron. In the background can be seen the Willis Avenue and the Tribourough Bridges.

The curved three way turnouts at the lower left of the image is “Part 6” of the build. Just peeking around the corner of the freight house is the idler car and the corner of CNJ 1000. Best viewed from the large version of the image.

To see a very large version of this image click here…


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 04-13-2007 | 10:04 AM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Picture of the Bronx Terminal | Prototype Information (the real stuff)


  1. A wonderful project! Port Kelsey privided this limey with inspiration, but this one takes the biscuit!! Keep up the good work and best wishes. Bob Whiteoak, United Kingdom.

    Comment by Bob Whiteoak — April 16, 2007 @ 5:40 pm
  2. Tim,

    Inspiring. All I can say is, Lets head to the roundhouse, boys. They cant corner us there! 🙂


    Comment by Dennis Storzek — August 9, 2007 @ 7:38 am
  3. Hello Tim

    Been following along since I found your Port Kelsey blog. I think you brought Kelsey to the Ottawa train show in the 90’s (?).

    I know you posted the dimensions of the terminal building somewhere, but I can’t find it.

    Could you email it to me? I would like to build it and then maybe try my novice skills at hand laid track too (using your fixtures of course).



    Comment by Derek Richardson — September 3, 2007 @ 7:02 pm
  4. I did work in this area in the early 70’s and was told there was a roudhouse there for a RR. Now I can understand what they meant. Also in the photo is the Famous Hells Gate RR Bridge. The area now is somewhat changed,but is in the area of 132nd Street and St Anns Ave, Bronx,NY. The river to the right is The Harlem River and it meets the East River at the Triboro Bridge.
    Anyone have any photos of the meat yards at 149th -153rd and Brook Ave in The Bronx?

    Comment by Frank Emiro — September 8, 2007 @ 9:24 am

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