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by jmchitvt
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Washington, NJ trackage history
Replies: 9
Views: 3262

Re: Washington, NJ trackage history

The line west/northwest of Washington DID have several purposes: Four come to mind: 1) Bring Portland traffic to Washington for forwarding via train 71, and reverse 66 traffic to Portland - rather than circle to Port Morris and back to Washington 2) Wyandotte received several cars a day, faster than...
by jmchitvt
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Washington, NJ trackage history
Replies: 9
Views: 3262

Re: Washington, NJ trackage history

I moved from Oxford NJ to VT in 1966, and was the traffic manager at Wyandotte Chemicals in Washington (later BASF) from start up in 1960 until I moved. Maybe I can help (or try) to answer any questions you have. Wyandotte shipped and received via rail extensively and I've got some good memories of ...
by jmchitvt
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: Our wonderful little L&H in TRAINS Famous Trains
Replies: 0
Views: 2840

Our wonderful little L&H in TRAINS Famous Trains

Despite its minor league 72 mile length, the L&H still survives in a new Kalmbach product. The "Famous Trains Card Set" actually features passenger AND freight, and wouldn't you know it the "Central States Dispatch" has a card devoted to it. The little L&H is noted as part of the routing. For the ne...
by jmchitvt
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: L&H featured in CLASSIC TRAINS special
Replies: 0
Views: 1480

L&H featured in CLASSIC TRAINS special

Younger L&H fans shouldn't miss GREAT TRAINS FREIGHT just published by CLASSIC TRAINS. They've reprinted "Central States Dispatch" from the March 1952 TRAINS, re-formatted, better map, and all color illustrations. Each member of the through trains route has a section, but the L&H AO-4 "Alphabet Rout...
by jmchitvt
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: Train ID?
Replies: 4
Views: 3948

Re: Train ID?

That would have been NE-3 departing Maybrook 9:15am.
New Haven connections were NO-31 and BO-1.

Joseph Meyers
by jmchitvt
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: New siding at Warwick??!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5167

New siding at Warwick??!!

Finally getting caught up on back issues of PROGRESSIVE RAILROADING. Item from April 2013 - Middletown & New Jersey Railroad LLC - "build a 35-car siding in Warwick, N.Y." Having been away from Warwick for going on 50 years and living about 400 miles northeast of most of this list's contributors, I ...
by jmchitvt
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna
Topic: DL&W Oxford Mine Branches
Replies: 8
Views: 8998

Re: DL&W Oxford Mine Branches

Hi CNJ Fan Just saw your questions about Oxford Furnace - been away visiting family in TN after all the lambing on our farm - getting caught up - and was surprised to see this subject come up after sooooo many years away. I lived in Oxford 1947 until 1966 and my father was the last employee at Alan ...
by jmchitvt
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: Great Meadows Agency Question
Replies: 11
Views: 9673

Re: Great Meadows Agency Question

Bill Wow, that was a FAST reply!! My email is jmchitvt@yahoo.com The signal maintainer at MO in my era was Stanley Briski. That brings up another story. He had this blue enameled with white lettering steel Wells Fargo Express sign nailed to the inside of the car barn door, which by the way was the s...
by jmchitvt
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: Great Meadows Agency Question
Replies: 11
Views: 9673

Re: Great Meadows Agency Question

Bill - Thanks so much for your very complete reply. We just got done lambing on our farm here in Central VT the other day when I read your reply - what a nice read on a blustery single digit late winter day!! Could you complete your extract of General Order #43? - the start time doesn't show for Gre...
by jmchitvt
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: Attn: David - It's RAILWAY
Replies: 1
Views: 4151

Attn: David - It's RAILWAY

Hello David Can you please change "Railroad" to RAILWAY in the title? The official name was The Lehigh and Hudson River RAILWAY. This will be very much appreciated - and thank you for keeping my very many posts on the new format - hope the majority who never had the wonderful experiences I did benef...
by jmchitvt
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: L&H Memories: Andover goes "Modern"
Replies: 3
Views: 8693

Re: L&H Memories: Andover goes "Modern"

Thank you for that very complete "post-mortem". The dark images I downloaded were most appropriate, like a burial of an old friend. I particularly liked #3 showing the unique L&H switch target and the throw control box for the block signals still in place. I can almost hear OA-3 coming at me with th...
by jmchitvt
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: L&H Featured in TRAINS
Replies: 3
Views: 7895

L&H Featured in TRAINS

L&H Featured in TRAINS!! In March 1952 that is, when it was called TRAINS & TRAVEL, at 50 cents!! For those not old enough to remember the article or can’t afford the DVD at $179 I will type it from my copy © 1952, Kalmbach Publishing Co CENTRAL STATES DISPATCH Get aboard – it’s time to go. This isn...
by jmchitvt
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: L&H Fans - Time to Petition NS on Heritage Units!!
Replies: 1
Views: 6456

L&H Fans - Time to Petition NS on Heritage Units!!

Anyone who read TRAINS News Wire for February 17 about NS planning eighteen (18!!) heritage paint jobs - and IS a faithful L&H fan - hopefully is as upset as me. Four Conrail predecessors are planned, omitting CNJ, and us!! Lets get on the bandwagon and petition NS to include an L&H heritage unit. W...
by jmchitvt
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Lehigh and New England Railroad
Topic: Pen Argyl to Maybrook on the LNE via the Erie
Replies: 2
Views: 7401

Re: Pen Argyl to Maybrook on the LNE via the Erie

Hello Walter I spent a few Saturdays at Hainesburg Jct in the late 50's. As I recall it was an ALL day adventure. By 8 AM or so they would drop the tail of the Maybrook freight just west of the bridge in Portland and bring over the NYSW interchange and back it all into the old NYSW main to Gravel Pl...
by jmchitvt
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: L&H Memories: Growing Up Trackside...#5
Replies: 1
Views: 7079

L&H Memories: Growing Up Trackside...#5

Since I haven't posted for awhile, and because there is interest in what I write - I go on!! Way, way back, IF I was VERY good, my parents would allow me to join them for a Saturday morning shopping trip to Easton, PA. This meant missing Catholic Catechism Class, and if we went over Jonestown Road, ...

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