• River Rd bridge gone

  • Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.
Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, mikec, cjl330

  by Lackawanna484
 
Bridge looks done, the ballast has been applied and panel rail is in place on the bridge itself.

The embankment has been reshaped to accomodate an increase in rail height of about two feet from the previous approach. I don't think the M&E will need to establish a helper district on this 2% ruling grade unless they start running the stack trains to Roseland. :P

Some paving work on the roadway remains to be done.

  by Angus202
 
wow, what a dream that'd be! But with the eletrification up to great notch now, there's no way to accomidate any doublestack cars to either end of the line (assuming the forevergone caldwell branch was rebuilt. hmm, actually, if the greenwood lake line was reactivated from morris pipe to mountain view, we could run them down the NYS&W, then do a reverse move at great notch down the caldwell and onto the M&E...

  by Tri-State Tom
 
Saw the new bridge yesterday....right outta the Lionel catalogue !

Hope they plan to paint an M&E diamond on each side !!

Hope it stays in black as opposed to that split-pea green crud NJT has used....

  by james1787
 
Tri-State Tom wrote:Saw the new bridge yesterday....right outta the Lionel catalogue !

Hope they plan to paint an M&E diamond on each side !!

Hope it stays in black as opposed to that split-pea green crud NJT has used....
The M&E diamond would definitely be cool! It would also be cool to see on the SIRR and RVRR bridges as well.

Mmmmm... split pea (I love that soup!)

  by 7 Train
 
It would even be nicer in Amtrak Phase III!

  by Pacobell73
 
So what happened to rail service while they replaced the overpass? Was the line highly patronized?

  by Lackawanna484
 
Pacobell73 wrote:So what happened to rail service while they replaced the overpass? Was the line highly patronized?
They stationed a locomotive on the isolated section of the branch to perform switching. Cargo was trucked in and out during the gap.

BTW, the area under the (new) River Road bridge floods very easily.

Whoever installed the drainage system did a piss-poor job of it. The storm and snow melt last week put six to eight inches of water on the roadway under the bridge.