And with that, 46 years of service from Conrail comes to an end.
They leave behind many years of good memories and rather strange occurrences for those who were trackside. I’ve made quite a few friends from my time spent here as well.
Even though Conrail Shared Assets did god-awful of running this line, the entire journey has been unforgettable!
Good luck to the C&D. They have alot of work to do if they want to truely make a difference around here.
In the interim, here’s some changes we can expect to see.
1. Addition of C&D contact info to existing crossing equipment.
2. Transfer of engines to the exchange point with Conrail. Most likely the caboose and 1888 are for Freehold, with 2005 going to the Southern. (EW)
3. Potential test runs of C&D power on both lines after July 4th.
4. Offices on trailers being placed wherever they may go.
5. Change of the lines radio frequency to 160.39500. For those with scanners, I wouldn’t expect to hear the distinct buzzing of an HOT/EOTD from here on out. Thankfully I’ve noticed the C&D crews call out DCS stations on frequency whilst traveling past them.
Provided Conrail does not return in the future, all train sightings by me from here on out will be the Delaware and Raritan River Railroad topic.
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