WWI USRA route to New York

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WWI USRA route to New York

Postby CLamb » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:29 pm

Under the USRA during WWI trains to New York were routed to Pennsylvania Station instead of the CNJ terminal. What was the routing? I know from the schedule that Bound Brook was a station stop so I figure they used the Reading from Philadelphia to there. Where did they switch from the to the PRR?
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Re: WWI USRA route to New York

Postby BaltOhio » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:53 pm

Routing was RDG- LV to Newark via Bound Brook, thence PRR. RDG power was used, which was changed to a PRR electric at Manhattan Transfer.
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Re: WWI USRA route to New York

Postby ExCon90 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:59 pm

This subject was recently brought up in the New York State Railfan forum, and the question arose as to where the B&O locomotives were serviced between runs. It would seem that the logical way would have been for the servicing to be performed by the PRR at Meadows, billing the B&O for the work done. Maybe someone on here knows.
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