by mitch kennedy
Does anyone recall the agent who worked at Raritan in the mid 70's? I was a student at NCE (now NJIT) in 73 and 74 and hung out quite a bit between trains. He was quite a railfan as were more than a few of his craft on the CNJ and Rdg in those days... He had worked on the "CRP" side quite a while and had been involved in the old "Quakertown & Eastern" stam excursions in the late 60's. In his office was a full-sized framed Howard Fogg print of brand-new RS2's going through Lehigh Gap (commissioned by Alco) If I get to the scanner I have the negs still of some of the goings on back then-especially when they started the P'burg trains again. Before CR, the mid-day train was a full 8-or-so car push-pull with the old blue steam coaches. Only a few dead head crew members ever rode it back then! What a rush climling thru High Bridge and Hampton at about 45 or so!