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by kevikens
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Route 15 trolley
Replies: 1
Views: 2297

Route 15 trolley

Can anyone tell me if the PCC II's are operating on Girard Ave. yet? Thanks
by kevikens
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 147th st bridge Mott Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Re: 147th st bridge Mott Haven

I visited Mott Haven today. Great sky conditions. I saw lots of Cosmopolitans, Metropolitans and aardvarks. I lucked out with a work train, two yellow locomotives flat car and a caboose. That area actually seems nice and the spot is just one block from the number 6 stop. Thanks for your replies. Wit...
by kevikens
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 147th st bridge Mott Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Re: 147th st bridge Mott Haven

Thanks for all the responses. I guess the reason why I asked about that bridge was that it looked like a place that railfans used to go to to get good pictures of the NYC. Mott Haven is in many older books though I get the impression that like many other older sites it is not today what it looked li...
by kevikens
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 147th st bridge Mott Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Re: 147th st bridge Mott Haven

Thanks. I should have asked this question, too. Is there a spot I could photograph from? I cannot tell from the google map if the bridge railings are too high for picture taking. Thanks again.
by kevikens
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: 147th st bridge Mott Haven
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

147th st bridge Mott Haven

I am not that familiar with NYC but from books and photos I have thought that since I will be in the city next week I would try to get pictures of Mott Haven and the Metro North traffic through this interlocking, and maybe some CSX freight. I will be taking the number 4 or 5 subway and then walking ...
by kevikens
Sun May 26, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Visiting Springfield
Replies: 16
Views: 3597

Re: Visiting Springfield

Thanks. I had no idea Springfield might not be a good area to hang around. Will the new England Central be running on a Saturday?
by kevikens
Sun May 26, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Visiting Springfield
Replies: 16
Views: 3597

Visiting Springfield

I will be staying in Northampton for a few days in July. I am totally unfamiliar with this area but believe there is a good deal of activity in nearby Springfield. I would like to get pix of freight with industry in the background or perhaps a station or a bridge and especially short line locomotive...
by kevikens
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Derailment in Paulsboro
Replies: 122
Views: 30159

Re: Derailment in Paulsboro

There's an article in this mornings Courier Post on the impact of industries and businesses south of Paulsboro. It's not a pretty picture.
by kevikens
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Derailment in Paulsboro
Replies: 122
Views: 30159

Re: Derailment in Paulsboro

What's happening to all those rail customers south of Paulsboro? The power plant and Dupont in Carney's point and Deepwater? The SMS short line in Pureland? Is there any other rail route to access these places? i can't imagine these places going for very long without rail service.
by kevikens
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Derailment in Paulsboro
Replies: 122
Views: 30159

Re: Derailment in Paulsboro

What I'd like to know is what Conrail is going to do with all that rail traffic and businesses south of Paulsboro, including a power plant.
by kevikens
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Derailment in Paulsboro
Replies: 122
Views: 30159

Re: Derailment in Paulsboro

This is bad news on several levels, one of which is that this route may be the only one for Conrail Shared assets to move equipment north and south from Carney's Point and Paulsboro to to Woodbury and on to Pavonia in Camden. Anyone know if there is some trackage redundancy anymore that would allow ...
by kevikens
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SFO Trip this August
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: SFO Trip this August

Should you ever get to Sacramento (just stay on the train to Martinez about four or five more stops) and right off the station parking lot is the Golden State railroad Museum with an incredible book selection and other neat railroad items.
by kevikens
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SFO Trip this August
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: SFO Trip this August

I may have mentioned this to you before but I highly recommend that you take Ca. Amtrak to Martinez, about 40 miles east of SF. There, right near the new station (the old one a good Espe design is a few hundred yards east) is a UP rail yard you can easily observe a few blocks from the station and a ...
by kevikens
Tue May 08, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: California Commuter & Transit
Topic: Railfanning Caltrain
Replies: 17
Views: 9735

Re: Railfanning Caltrain

Sorry, I don't know about that. Anything that runs on US 101 will go by some good spots but I don't know if you could get on and off a bus along that route.
by kevikens
Tue May 08, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: California Commuter & Transit
Topic: Railfanning Caltrain
Replies: 17
Views: 9735

Re: Railfanning Caltrain

The problem with Brisbane is access to the line. You will need a car to get close to the tracks where you can pix of the trains with the bay in the background. If you ride the train, the station to the south of Brisbane is South San Francisco. There is a small freight yard there for the UP locals th...

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