Owned by and part of the CSX Transportation Albany Division, River Subdivision line runs from Hudson County’s North Bergen Yard, along the former New York Central Railroad line to Selkirk, New York.
Interesting Facts About The River Subdivision Railroad Line
• First opened as segments during the 1860s, River Subdivision’s original line later developed as a full line in the 1880s where it was known as the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railway. By 1976 following several leases, mergers and takeovers it was incorporated as part of the New York Central Railroad where it was known as Conrail.
• In 1999 after the major collapse of Conrail the railroad’s River Line was assigned to the Class I railroad, CSX.
• Located between the township in Hudson County, North Bergen, New Jersey and the hamlet in the town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York, River Subdivision commonly referred to as River SD is today a primary north-south rail corridor used only by freight trains and for the most part parallels close to the shoreline of the west bank of the Hudson River.
• Since 2009 and subject to the “NI” dispatchers desk the prefix used for River Subdivision as designated by the CSX is “RI”. Mileposts markers and other locations along the River Subdivision can be seen as represented by the milepost prefix: “QR”.
• The prefix used for a Control Point, “CP” indicates a specific location of a marker used by dispatchers when directing trains.
Big Trains. TV Railroad Webcam
TV Railcam featuring a live video of freight trains running along the CSX River Line in Bergen County, Bergenfield, New Jersey.