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  by liftedjeep
 
The former Blue Comet coach "Westphal" had her trucks removed this morning and is currently on a flatbed truck awaiting transport by the URHS out of Winslow Junction.

Four different angles of CNJ 1172 on the truck:

Broadside:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715385" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715388" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rear:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715390" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Front:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715383" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ben
  by riffian
 
Wow...they didn't mess around on that move. Is the other car to immediately follow??
  by liftedjeep
 
riffian wrote:Wow...they didn't mess around on that move. Is the other car to immediately follow??
The URHS is currently raising funds to do the same for the "d'Arrest", the second Blue Comet coach at Winslow Junction.
Info can be found here:

http://urhs.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ben
  by liftedjeep
 
NY&LB wrote:Where are they headed?
Per a recent Facebook post, the "Westphal" arrived in Kenvil, NJ today. Funds are still trying to be raised to do the same with the second Blue Comet coach at Winslow Junction, the "d'Arrest".
Ben
  by NY&LB
 
Kenvil...seems strange since the URHS web site says:
The URHS is moving the two Blue Comet coaches we own, the Westphal and D'Arrest, that have been graciously stored on the Southern Railroad of New Jersey for the past many years to a new home, on the original Route of the Blue Comet,
I did not know that the "Route of the Blue Comet" went all the way up there!
Possibly an intermediate stop.

Anyway, great to see that the cars will not be left to "rust in place".
  by Ken W2KB
 
NY&LB wrote:Kenvil...seems strange since the URHS web site says:
The URHS is moving the two Blue Comet coaches we own, the Westphal and D'Arrest, that have been graciously stored on the Southern Railroad of New Jersey for the past many years to a new home, on the original Route of the Blue Comet,
I did not know that the "Route of the Blue Comet" went all the way up there!
Possibly an intermediate stop.

Anyway, great to see that the cars will not be left to "rust in place".
The website has not yet been updated. Due to circumstances, the plan to move the cars to Ocean County had to be changed to move them to Boonton instead. Boonton is better since restoration can be more easily accomplished at that existing facility.
  by riffian
 
Has the other Blue Comet car been moved?
  by R&DB
 
Ken,
"the plan to move the cars to Ocean County"

Where in Ocean County was the original plan? I cant think anywhere along the line where they could be stored and restored.
  by liftedjeep
 
riffian wrote:Has the other Blue Comet car been moved?
Was informed by an SRNJ employee that the "D'Arrest", the second Blue Comet coach, was moved out of Winslow Junction by the URHS this past Monday 8/21.
Ben
  by riffian
 
With the recent house cleaning, what is left at Winslow Junction? Any photos? thanks in advance.....

Bill Root
  by liftedjeep
 
What remains at an empty Winslow Junction after most of the equipment has been sold off. (6/22/2018)

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4976285" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Southern Railroad of New Jersey locomotives at the engine house:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4976286" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ben
  by glennk419
 
Is SRNJ running anything these days other than the Pleasantville stone trains and occasional lumber loads? I thought I had heard that the gravel operation south of Winslow on the Southern Division had stopped.
  by riffian
 
I was surprised to read that the SRNJ (through JP Rail) purchased the 11 miles of the Salem running track from Woodbury to Swedesboro from CSAO. This obviously compliments the already owned trackage to Salem. This is really strange since the Salem branch is almost moribund, and there are no customers (to my knowledge) on the newly purchased trackage. The only current customer on the entire line is an occasional car to the feed mill in Woodstown. Reported here earlier that the telephone pole traffic to Salem has ended. Am I missing something here? Why would anybody spend money on trackage which appears to be close to abandonment?
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