• CNJ GP7 #1523

  • Discussion of the historical operations related to the Central Railroad of New Jersey; Lehigh & Hudson River; Lehigh & New England; Lehigh Valley; and the Reading Company. Visit the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society for more information.
Discussion of the historical operations related to the Central Railroad of New Jersey; Lehigh & Hudson River; Lehigh & New England; Lehigh Valley; and the Reading Company. Visit the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society for more information.

Moderators: metman499, scottychaos, CAR_FLOATER, Franklin Gowen, David, Marty Feldner

  by chuchubob
 

  by metman499
 
Great photos as always Bob.
  by chuchubob
 
I was told by a CMSL insider that 1523 was fired up last Tuesday (May 18) and "she purred like a kitten."
  by gravelyfan
 
Unit was running on the south end of the CMSL fantrip this past Saturday (5/22), but it was leaking water all day. Perhaps it needs radiator work?
See Mike DiMunno's photos of the trip - there is a link through the New Jersey Railfan forum.

  by steamfreak
 
Wasn't the 1523 sitting at Whippany Yard for years?... I know Black River has a 1500 series engine running. Which one was leased to Cape May

  by gravelyfan
 
steamfreak wrote:Wasn't the 1523 sitting at Whippany Yard for years?... I know Black River has a 1500 series engine running. Which one was leased to Cape May

I believe the CNJ 1523 was formerly at BR&W. 1524 may be in storage at the NJT Morristown Coach yard - not sure though.

  by OCtrainguy
 
Yes, the 1523 was used on the BR&W. While riding the BR&W last June, I took this photo of GP7 1523. Image

  by BigDell
 
Just found this post...
Wow, 1523 is a BEAUTIFUL engine....
Man - I've GOT to dig up some of my OLD CNJ shots and scan them.
Brings back great memories.
Thanks!
BigDell

  by Ken W2KB
 
When it visits Hoboken and is spotted at the bumper on one of the terminal tracks, it evokes memories of JC Terminal.