• CSX RiverLine (Bergen County) Questions:

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

Moderator: David

  by GSP163
Last night I was heading home (around 9pm) when I got stopped at the Blanch Ave. Crossing In Norwood.....The freight train had two engines: one CSX with the new dark blue scheme & the other was a Union Pacific which I was shocked since it was the first time I saw a Union Pacific engine on the River Line......My question is how often do you see engines like UP, BNSF or any other forign rail company on the River Line??.....Most of time its only CSX, old Conrail, or leased engines......Also how many trains usually run on the River Line b/c usually I get stopped by a train at least once a week (and there have even been days I have gotten stopped 2 or 3 times)...Overall is it busier then the Lehigh Line (which I haven't been able to check out yet)?....Thanks

  by trainfreak
The Riverline is a pretty busy line. I railfan it often infact its really the only line i fan. There is a good amount of foriegn power to be seen like today three UP units went north on train Q111. I would take a gander and say that there is between 30-40 trains on the line in a day. The hottest time on the line tends to be mornings with a lot of TOFC trains coming down and also evening and night can be busy with COFC, auto, and mixed trains. Its a line worth checking out.
  by chuchubob
I can't tell you how often a UP locomotive shows up on the River Line, but I understand that from time to time one or two will show up at Selkirk as run-through units, then head south to Camden or Philly.

#4801 has been running around South Jersey for a week or two; I photographed it on Sunday at Pavonia Yard, Camden, from the NJTransit River LINE.