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  by Bracdude181
 
@pdtrains It’s funny you should ask, I’ve also been wondering what power we will get. I’ve gotten mixed responses to whoever I ask. I have heard BDRV 1856 (currently in Ringoes) will be Freeholds power. Unsure about the Southern. I’ve heard that line might get C&D 2006. (EEWW)

Ringoes has five engines right now. BDRV 752, C&D 2006, and BRW 1202 are the ones I know of currently sitting there.

What is this engine from MDDE you speak of?
  by Bracdude181
 
Correction: 1202 is actually at MDDE and 1567 is in Ringoes.
  by Bracdude181
 
Browns Yard has had a lot of track repairs done lately…

Also, be on the lookout for a blue SW1500 or MP15 coming into the yard soon. This engine came into Oak Island this afternoon and one of my sources claim it’s for CMC Steel. I could make out what appears to be the CMC Steel logo on the engine when the livestream camera at Bergenfield caught it.
  by Bracdude181
 
The MEIX switcher is now in Browns. Parked just beyond the power track. They might bring it down to CMC Steel on SA22 tonight.
  by Bracdude181
 
SA22 is bringing the switcher to CMC Steel tonight. They left Browns around 10 minutes ago.
  by Bracdude181
 
There’s a few things of internet en route to Browns at the moment. Unsure about arrival times.

Chesapeake and Delaware 1888 along with one caboose. Caboose is for Freehold. Unsure about where the engine is going.

Another new switcher for CMC Steel. It arrived in Oak Island yesterday. They might bring that in this weekend?
  by Bracdude181
 
JR05 at Cheesequake Rd 7:49 Pm
  by Bracdude181
 
SA31 eastbound at Mount Vernon Rd 9:54 PM

CSX 4405 with 7 cars. Two are for Cary, who they are working now.
  by Bracdude181
 
Reminder

Tomorrow should be the final Conrail SA31 to Freehold.

Thursday should be the final SA31 on the Southern. That might depend on crew availability though.

This will almost certainly be your last chance to see Conrail power on this line.

The takeover is expected to occur on July 1st, with hi-rail inspections and/or crew certification runs starting a few days later.
  by planespotting
 
Thank you for the heads up. I'm still unclear where they will interchange the cars for Jamesburg and Freehold (ie, Freehold Industrial Track). Will the new operator interchange at the Jamesburg wye or will they run all the way up past Helmetta and Spotswood to Browns Yard to pickup and drop-off their cars?
  by CR7876
 
planespotting wrote:Thank you for the heads up. I'm still unclear where they will interchange the cars for Jamesburg and Freehold (ie, Freehold Industrial Track). Will the new operator interchange at the Jamesburg wye or will they run all the way up past Helmetta and Spotswood to Browns Yard to pickup and drop-off their cars?
Jamesburg Wye
  by Bracdude181
 
SA31 Through Jamesburg 2:53 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching Mount Vernon Rd 3:39 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Passing Monmouth Battlefield at 4:17 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
SA31 is working Prestone. They tried to do a flying switch since they don’t have a shoving platform car. Car stopped on the switch and now 4405 is stuck on Prestones siding.

Edit: They were able to move the car and will be leaving shortly.
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