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  by Bracdude181
 
Correction. Lined and Locked normal 3:49 permission to move west.
  by JSX331
 
Approaching Pine Brook Rd 4:56 pm
  by NJTMonmouthCoastline
 
Was there a 38 last night?
  by RailsEast
 
No, train still on the Southern tonight, assuming Lakewood.
  by Bracdude181
 
They parked at Woodhaven and didn’t bring it back tonight? If so that’s very unusual. Maybe one of those two engines finally broke down. Mechanically, they are in bad shape.
  by JohnFromJersey
 
Trains and school busses share one thing in common, both of them are ran until the wheels fall off, with little maintenance
  by Bracdude181
 
Train is still parked at Woodhaven.

That’s odd, SA31 should’ve brought it back last night...
  by trainster78
 
no crew available for sa31 yesterday...
  by GSC
 
JohnFromJersey wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 12:53 am Trains and school busses share one thing in common, both of them are ran until the wheels fall off, with little maintenance
School buses are inspected twice a year by the State and the rules are pretty strict. A headlight out can cause a bus to be pulled out of service. And at the ripe old age of 14, school buses are taken out of service. They can be used for other purposes, such as church buses or conversion to RVs, they just can't haul school kids anymore. The bus company I drove for was very strict about written daily reports and morning walk-around inspections.

The media loves to jump all over the occasion rattletrap bus that somehow missed the inspections, but for the most part, the buses are well cared for. The media also loves when a knucklehead motorist runs a stop sign and hits a bus. Somehow the bus driver is at fault, at least how the media treats it.
  by RailsEast
 
Conrail Shared Assets Operations train JR-8 northbound through Farmingdale at 9:00 in the pm. 1 load, 12 empties with CSX 4452 leading CSX 4432 this evening. A Jersey Relief crew is somewhat rare on the Southern...
  by Ken W2KB
 
JohnFromJersey wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 12:53 am Trains and school busses share one thing in common, both of them are ran until the wheels fall off, with little maintenance
That seems rather incongruous, given the over 80 page long detailed regulations in New Jersey, mandating extensive inspection and maintenance requirements for school buses. https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/inspect ... s_regs.pdf
  by Bracdude181
 
Train went back yesterday.

Just on the school bus comment, the NJDOT doesn’t let a bus move an inch for something as simple as a loose license plate. Trust me on that.

It’s a shame Conrail isn’t held to the same standards of exceptional maintenance. Half the engines they have now are so horribly broken they can barely move!
  by R&DB
 
#1571462 by RailsEast
Sat May 15, 2021 9:48 pm
Chris; Was that 1 load for Bel Ray?
Seems strange to me they would leave 2/3 of the Browns power in Lakewood for 2 days.
  by RailsEast
 
Yes.
  by NY&LB
 
Bracdude wrote:
Maybe one of those two engines finally broke down. Mechanically, they are in bad shape.
Half the engines they have now are so horribly broken they can barely move!
Please refer to: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/229.23 from the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) Title 49 - Transportation Subtitle B - Other Regulations Relating to Transportation CHAPTER II - FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PART 229 - RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE SAFETY STANDARDS Subpart B - Inspections and Tests § 229.23 Periodic inspection: general. Which covers locomotive inspections.

Are you a "qualified mechanical inspector as defined by § 229.5." or a " railroad mechanical officer " ?

If not, how are you making the determination that the locomotives "are in bad shape"?
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