CR on the Southern Secondary

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by pumpers » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:42 am

18 cars this week (but only one engine). What's the longest train in the history of this thread? (Anyone going to go back and read through 560 pages!)

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by Bracdude181 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:11 pm

As per a friend, CSX 4429 has replaced 4421 at browns. Apparently 4421s rods were knocking so they shipped it out. 4429 reportedly had its turbo rebuilt and its horn tuned recently, but they still didn't bother to paint it XD.

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by southern sec. kid » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:46 am

pumpers wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:42 am
18 cars this week (but only one engine). What's the longest train in the history of this thread? (Anyone going to go back and read through 560 pages!)
There was a post about 7-9 Years ago rumored to have some 6 axle wide cabs come down at night with 50+ Boxcars for Earle. Dont think anyone actually saw it and was just heard on the scanner. Cant say whether or not it ever really happened.

An sd40-2 came down on a work train with gons in 2009. I dont believe any work was ever completed and they came back the following afternoon. Thats about the most i know about Longer trains or bigger power on the Southern.

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by NY&LB » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm

The last ballast train came down in 2004 with NS 3055 and CSX 1537

The last 6 axle power was a pair of CSX engines on a LONG train that backed into NWS Earle, probably 15-20 years ago. The locos stayed behind the gate/fence at NWS Earle (by 84 lumber!) for a few days and somewhere I have SLIDES (this was before decent digital photography) I believe the loco numbers were in the 3 digit sequence.

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by Bracdude181 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:44 pm

6228 leading today :D

No word on how many cars or the current location though.

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by Coast Line Railfan » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:55 pm

Bracdude181 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:44 pm
6228 leading today :D

No word on how many cars or the current location though.
6228, 6160, and 17 Woodhavens. They're probly moving towards Red Bank on the Coast Line now . . .
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by CSX4421 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:41 pm

6228 definitely has one of the nicest K5LAs I’ve heard in a while
Old EMDs don't really die, they usually get rebuilt into something else...

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by OCtrainguy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:35 pm

NY&LB wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm
The last ballast train came down in 2004 with NS 3055 and CSX 1537

The last 6 axle power was a pair of CSX engines on a LONG train that backed into NWS Earle, probably 15-20 years ago. The locos stayed behind the gate/fence at NWS Earle (by 84 lumber!) for a few days and somewhere I have SLIDES (this was before decent digital photography) I believe the loco numbers were in the 3 digit sequence.
I remember the delivery to Earle with the six-axles. I want to say they were SD60I/M units, but a Dash 8 wouldn't surprise me either. I have scanned photos somewhere of those engines.

And the SD40-2 with the gondolas tied down in Lakewood on a rainy late spring day: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=1637753

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by OCtrainguy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:55 pm

Quickly went through some notes on my old website and found this one from 2002: The first Train of the year, Jan 5th, was a CSX GP40-2 with 21 cars.

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by bmwr12 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:51 pm

OCtrainguy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:35 pm
NY&LB wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm
The last ballast train came down in 2004 with NS 3055 and CSX 1537

The last 6 axle power was a pair of CSX engines on a LONG train that backed into NWS Earle, probably 15-20 years ago. The locos stayed behind the gate/fence at NWS Earle (by 84 lumber!) for a few days and somewhere I have SLIDES (this was before decent digital photography) I believe the loco numbers were in the 3 digit sequence.
I remember the delivery to Earle with the six-axles. I want to say they were SD60I/M units, but a Dash 8 wouldn't surprise me either. I have scanned photos somewhere of those engines.

And the SD40-2 with the gondolas tied down in Lakewood on a rainy late spring day: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=1637753

I believe there was a Dash 8 Conrail Quality locomotive that came down years ago(2005). It was parked next to the builders general on Rt. 37 when I saw it. It must have been one of the last trains that delivered to builders general or the propane place.

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by NJT4149 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:20 am

I saw a 21 car train back on October 23, 2014. That train had one brick, four gondolas, and sixteen Woodhavens; NS 5269 and NS 5282 were the power. I have a link to my video below.

Fast forward to right now, the SA-38 is currently working Bel-Ray on their way back north. The train will have 19 cars for Browns once they depart Bel-Ray.

Here’s the video of the train from 10/23/14

https://youtu.be/t5i9HluDgcE
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by Coast Line Railfan » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:36 pm

Permission to open up Church at 3:30 PM. The usual suspects leading 18 cars, 17 for Woodhaven and 1 for Bel-Ray
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by Tanker1497 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:33 pm

Entered the Southen Secondary interlock at 4:26 in the PM

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by OCtrainguy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:17 pm

I was able to see the train today in Shrewsbury and Tinton Falls. Motive power is 6228 and 6160 today. Clouds really thickened as the train approached Tinton Falls.

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by RailsEast » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:20 pm

Glad you could get out, Stephen, I know it's not easy for you much of the time. Lower sun angles this time of year make it tough along a mostly tree-lined route, so we all do what we can for a decent shot.
As the crew looked across Shrewsbury Ave this afternoon.....

http://njtwom.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=5208056

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