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by painterman
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Raritan River RR / Milltown news
Replies: 121
Views: 33182

Re: Raritan River RR / Milltown news

I was wondering why no trains were running west of Ryders Lane in the snow.

Great pics and thanks for the heads-up. I wonder how frequently they'll be taking cars.
by painterman
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Raritan River RR / Milltown news
Replies: 121
Views: 33182

Re: Raritan River RR / Milltown news

The signals at Cotters lane haven't worked for years. It makes sense to replace them w wooden crossbucks and have someone flag the crossing. It's what they normally do anyway. Also they replaced all of the trackage on the bridge over the NJTPK, and they have been doing tie replacement between Ryders...
by painterman
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: So WHY are you a rail fan?
Replies: 44
Views: 11652

Re: So WHY are you a rail fan?

I'm in it for the chicks! No... wait. I grew up with the Raritan River RR mainline about 400 yards from my house. When I was a kid in the 70s into the 80s - I'd watch them all day long. I always liked watching trains. A few years ago I got into photography - and then I got into photographing trains....
by painterman
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Sunday's JCRHS Show
Replies: 12
Views: 3833

Re: Sunday's JCRHS Show

I purchased my copy from the group working to form the Raritan River Chapter of the NRHS. As part of the purchase, the organization requested an additional $20 donation for preservation of the Milltown station building which I was happy to make. Thanks so much for supporting our efforts to move and...
by painterman
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Raritan River RR / Milltown news
Replies: 121
Views: 33182

Re: Raritan River RR / Milltown news

You have to wonder why CR went thru all the lawsuits and mess to acquire the RRRR in the first place. It doesn't appear as they give a rat's ass about it. In the 70s they told the transload co to piss off and sold the former station site/yard to a condo developer. The in the 80s they torn down the ...
by painterman
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Raritan River RR / Milltown news
Replies: 121
Views: 33182

Re: Raritan River RR / Milltown news

When it does go to Silverline - it's probably somewhere between 11am and 1pm. Lately service has not been regular. SA2 usually serves Mauser in the Highview industrial park in East Brunswick 2x a week. Best bet is to get in your car w/ a scanner and follow/chase it. There's only 2 customers on this ...
by painterman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Raritan River RR / Milltown news
Replies: 121
Views: 33182

Re: Raritan River RR / Milltown news

SA2 runs to Silverline and Mauser. SA3 works the old Budweiser plant and the other customer down the line in Spottswood. Mauser gets cars 2x a week. Silverline is getting them 1/week or less. They run Tues and Thurs. They're the only 2 customers on this side of the South River draw. SA2 also serves ...
by painterman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CR on the Southern Secondary
Replies: 8360
Views: 1667940

Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Thanks for the heads-up, guys; been thinking about this 'backyard angle' for awhile, so I decided to try it today, as the cloud cover would help while shooting from this side of the tracks. Not the best light, will probably drag out the flash next time..... http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPict...
by painterman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CR on the Southern Secondary
Replies: 8360
Views: 1667940

Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

They arrived at BANK at 4pm.

So - all you So. Sec. guys - keep your eyes/ears open.
by painterman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CR on the Southern Secondary
Replies: 8360
Views: 1667940

Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

SA31 just got the OK to leave the Church Runner at 3:07pm.

Didn't hear what the power was - but it's on the way.
by painterman
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Irene Commeth
Replies: 227
Views: 20886

Re: Irene Commeth

A co-worker of mine who lives in Aberdeen - very close to the Matawan Station - said there was a washout on the NJCL - just south of the Matawan station.
by painterman
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CR on the Southern Secondary
Replies: 8360
Views: 1667940

Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

CSX 4441 just got a Form D from CQ to Cliff. Effective 9:11pm.

I'm taking that's the SA31 returning?

(and nice pics Steven!)
by painterman
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: NS 68Q and Port Reading
Replies: 234
Views: 48270

Re: NS 68Q and Port Reading

Drove past around dinnertime and found a pair of UP engines were tucked under the bridge by Motiva.

http://rfarrell1969.rrpicturearchives.n ... id=2658309
by painterman
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: NS 68Q and Port Reading
Replies: 234
Views: 48270

Re: NS 68Q and Port Reading

Decided to take a ride up to Port Reading around 5:30 and watched these guys pulling a whole lot of empties out of Motiva. http://rfarrell1969.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2657120 http://rfarrell1969.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2657117 http://rfarrell1969.rrpicturearchives...
by painterman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: NS 68Q and Port Reading
Replies: 234
Views: 48270

Re: NS 68Q and Port Reading

Great pics!

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