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by riffian
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Topic: The Mystery of Trains 301 and 306
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: The Mystery of Trains 301 and 306

Thanks gents - your response and the cited previous thread explain the operation pretty thoroughly. Most peculiar that you only could ride the train during the middle of the night between two isolated points. The previous thread explains the wherefore due to the train not operating through the stati...
by riffian
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: DelMarVa & Washington, D.C. Railfan
Topic: Bay Coast Railway?
Replies: 59
Views: 26412

Re: Bay Coast Railway?

The rule of thumb for successful short line operation is 100 cars per mile of trackage per year. If my math is correct, that's 5,000 cars for the 50 miles. In it's best year Bay Coast never came close to that for the entire 90 mile railroad. Looks like an uphill climb to return service to Cape Charl...
by riffian
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Topic: The Mystery of Trains 301 and 306
Replies: 4
Views: 339

The Mystery of Trains 301 and 306

Being a lifelong studier of timetables, but not an avid fan of the CNJ, I have often wondered about these two trains and their purpose. Timetables of the 50s show these trains running in the wee hours of the morning between Jim Thorpe and Wilkes Barre. They were the only passenger trains in an other...
by riffian
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Current Military Rail Operations
Replies: 78
Views: 31723

Re: Current Military Rail Operations

Not sure how up to date this is - from the King's Bay Naval Base website. Haven't been down there is a few years, but the track into the base was always heavily rusted. ##There are approximately nine of the original 47 miles of railroad track laid down by the Army still in regular use on the base. S...
by riffian
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey
Replies: 135
Views: 61093

Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

A flyover on google earth with recent imagery seems to indicate the PRR baggage and Lehigh Valley diner are gone from Winslow Junction. Anyone know if they were scrapped or by some miracle saved?
by riffian
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Alaska Railroad
Topic: ARR #201, 202, 204 photos needed
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: ARR #201, 202, 204 photos needed

Have you checked John's Alaska Railroad page?

https://www.alaskarails.org/
by riffian
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Last Station Built New Before Amtrak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2239

Re: Last Station Built New Before Amtrak?

Notice the fence and automatic gates surrounding the structure today. These are fairly new additions (10 years or so) due to a declining neighborhood. Sure am glad Mr. Norman called attention to this structure.
by riffian
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Last Station Built New Before Amtrak?
Replies: 41
Views: 2239

Re: Last Station Built New Before Amtrak?

Kansas City Southern Baton Rouge Station built in 1967. Large structure at the dead end of Foss Street still serves as a yard office. Only saw two years of passenger trains. Southern Belle last run in November 1969.
by riffian
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Current Military Rail Operations
Replies: 78
Views: 31723

Re: Current Military Rail Operations

I realized after I posted my message that the two were separate activities. Joint Base Charleston still lists a Naval Ordinance Activity. Thanks for the clarification. On the other Coast, It appears that the two Washington State bases are the last Pacific bases with active Navy locomotives.
by riffian
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Current Military Rail Operations
Replies: 78
Views: 31723

Re: Current Military Rail Operations

Thanks for your updated list, but you can cross Port Hueneme off. Detailed information from local Oxnard residents indicates that Ventura County Railway does all switching for Port Hueneme Naval Base and the civilian port as well. This is a very active base as all US Government Vehicles destined for...
by riffian
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Current Military Rail Operations
Replies: 78
Views: 31723

Re: Current Military Rail Operations

At the same time the US Army purchased 20 gensets, the US Navy purchased four, all built in August, 2013. Navy units were (65-00)647 and 648 for Earle NWS, New Jersey and (65-00)649 and 650 for the former NWS Crane, Indiana. Attached is a two year old photo of one of the Crane units which the photog...
by riffian
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Fort Eustis Trackage
Replies: 20
Views: 17416

Re: Fort Eustis Trackage

Off topic again....The Marad James River Reserve Fleet is supported from Fort Eustis, as well. They are down to seven ships, three awaiting scrapping, two being cannibalized for active ships and two for training purposes. All C4 break bulk vessels built in 1962/63. Along with the Pacific Reserve Fle...
by riffian
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Current Military Rail Operations
Replies: 78
Views: 31723

Re: Current Military Rail Operations

Per Railfan LocoNotes, 80 tonners 1642, 1647, 1649, 1658, 1676 and 1692 all to North Louisiana and Arkansas.
by riffian
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Winchester and Western to Omnitrax
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Winchester and Western to Omnitrax

Reported in Progressive Railroad Magazine. Unknown changes for South Jersey and Virginia:
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... oad--58182
by riffian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Fort Eustis Trackage
Replies: 20
Views: 17416

Re: Fort Eustis Trackage

Fort Eustis related, but a bit off topic for rail. Looks like the Army is getting out of the maritime transportation business. Not much left for Fort Eustis to do: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/01/30/the-army-may-cut-its-boat-fleet-even-as-navy-faces-critical-wartime-transport-ship-s...

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