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  by Bracdude181
 
North through Farmingdale 12:25 PM

Picked up 3 empties for a total of 8 cars

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  by Bracdude181
 
A friend just informed me that the Hamilton Road crossing is malfunctioning. Lights are flashing but gates are jammed upward. Can't see a train either way...

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  by Bracdude181
 
I'm not sure if he did. That particular crossing always has issues though and is in rough shape.

A different pal sent me these pictures this morning. I believe they were taken along the Freehold Secondary towards the end of steam. (Mid 50s?) The other picture is of the now long gone CNJ station in Farmingdale. Crazy how different it looks now.

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  by CharlieL
 
That station in Farmingdale burned in 1912 and was replaced with a smaller one at the diamond .
Lots more pictures in the facebook group. Worth browsing if you have a facebook account. Don't think you need to be a group member to browse them.
  by Blackseal Jim
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:38 am I'm not sure if he did. That particular crossing always has issues though and is in rough shape.

A different pal sent me these pictures this morning. I believe they were taken along the Freehold Secondary towards the end of steam. (Mid 50s?) The other picture is of the now long gone CNJ station in Farmingdale. Crazy how different it looks now.

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Middle picture is from my collection taken by my Grandpop Bert Jackson. Locomotive has just crossed Broad St in Freehold and is heading west .
Jim Hurley
  by Greg
 
WashingtonPark wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:16 pm I believe the bottom picture is at Lambertville station just before the PRR stopped passenger service.
If that were Lambertville you'd see the canal directly next to the tracks.
  by Bracdude181
 
@Blackseal Jim They used Atlantics on the Freehold Branch? Wow.

It's crazy how we've gone from steam engines and long lines of cars to just a few diesels and a train that half the time isn't even 10 cars long now.

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  by Blackseal Jim
 
WashingtonPark wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:16 pm I believe the bottom picture is at Lambertville station just before the PRR stopped passenger service.
Bottom picture was taken in Freehold Boro.
Jim Hurley
  by Blackseal Jim
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:52 pm @Blackseal Jim They used Atlantics on the Freehold Branch? Wow.

It's crazy how we've gone from steam engines and long lines of cars to just a few diesels and a train that half the time isn't even 10 cars long now.
The Atlantics were the main power on this line .
Jim Hurley

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  by AceMacSD
 
Blackseal Jim wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:34 pm
WashingtonPark wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:16 pm I believe the bottom picture is at Lambertville station just before the PRR stopped passenger service.
Bottom picture was taken in Freehold Boro.
Jim Hurley
Agreed. Lambertville you'd seen the canal there. Jim, Great pics. Thanks for sharing on the groups. I'd seen them on Facebook and give em a like and comment. Alot of great stuff on those Facebook groups.
  by Blackseal Jim
 
AceMacSD wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:29 am
Blackseal Jim wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:34 pm
WashingtonPark wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:16 pm I believe the bottom picture is at Lambertville station just before the PRR stopped passenger service.
Bottom picture was taken in Freehold Boro.
Jim Hurley
Agreed. Lambertville you'd seen the canal there. Jim, Great pics. Thanks for sharing on the groups. I'd seen them on Facebook and give em a like and comment. Alot of great stuff on those Facebook groups.
Thank you! I'm one of the two administrators of the Freehold Secondary Facebook page . It's nice seeing all the old and new pictures of trains using these lines .
Jim Hurley
  by CharlieL
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:52 pm @Blackseal Jim They used Atlantics on the Freehold Branch? Wow.

It's crazy how we've gone from steam engines and long lines of cars to just a few diesels and a train that half the time isn't even 10 cars long now.

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