scottso699 wrote:Does anyone know what's going on down there? Are they liquidating the railroad? What about the F units? They were still structurally sound but were not in running shape last I had heard. There is also several old CNJ passenger cars there, but I am also no sure whether they are in any condition to be moved either...
Oh no, sir....... those aren't just any old CNJ passenger cars. Those are former Blue Comet coaches Westphal and D’Arrest. Supposedly still owned by the good ol' URHS of NJ. Last I heard, they'll only leave their current location by flatbed because of friction bearings and outlawed Sharon couplers.
If this is true and that organization allows those 2 cars to be scrapped on site with no effort to save them, I would be outraged if the preservation community as a whole didn't show up at NJ Transit's Fanwood, NJ station on the night of their monthly board meeting to tar and feather the entire lot of those do-nothings!
I tried to start an effort to get them moved to either Boonton or Tuckahoe many years ago when I sat on that board, but I was pushed out before I had a chance to get things rolling.
"I'll keep pulling on the towpath. You keep floatin' on the river. Yeah, 'til the day is done. Keep on keepin' on the low road, Chesapeake and Ohio
- Neil Fallon. CLUTCH
. "The Elephant Riders"