• US Navy Earle Railroad

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

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  by ChrisU
 
RailsEast wrote:Funny you should mention the movement today....I caught them at Kings Hwy East in Middletown on my way home (just before you saw them), first in line at the traffic light. Great, I thought, so I grabbed my camera for a stealth shot, but the MP pulled up to the crossing, stopped and looked me right in the eyes (as if he knew I was a railfan)!
I just plain didn't have the balls to point and shoot, so off they went. For the record, SW1200s 65-00630 and 65-00631 (if I remember correctly).........

Signed,
Intimidated in Middletown
:-)
Sounds right about the SW1200s those are the only two they have.
  by TAMR213
 
RailsEast wrote:Funny you should mention the movement today....I caught them at Kings Hwy East in Middletown on my way home (just before you saw them), first in line at the traffic light. Great, I thought, so I grabbed my camera for a stealth shot, but the MP pulled up to the crossing, stopped and looked me right in the eyes (as if he knew I was a railfan)!
I just plain didn't have the balls to point and shoot, so off they went. For the record, SW1200s 65-00630 and 65-00631 (if I remember correctly).........

Signed,
Intimidated in Middletown
:-)
Great post, I would be intimidated too haha...

Not to be a stickler for details (especially since I have never seen the train in person), but coming from a Navy Family, wouldn't that "MP" actually have been a Master-at-Arms or a Shore Patrol? Or I guess perhaps some sort of DoD Police, or something of the sort...
  by ChrisU
 
TAMR213 wrote:
RailsEast wrote:Funny you should mention the movement today....I caught them at Kings Hwy East in Middletown on my way home (just before you saw them), first in line at the traffic light. Great, I thought, so I grabbed my camera for a stealth shot, but the MP pulled up to the crossing, stopped and looked me right in the eyes (as if he knew I was a railfan)!
I just plain didn't have the balls to point and shoot, so off they went. For the record, SW1200s 65-00630 and 65-00631 (if I remember correctly).........

Signed,
Intimidated in Middletown
:-)
Great post, I would be intimidated too haha...

Not to be a stickler for details (especially since I have never seen the train in person), but coming from a Navy Family, wouldn't that "MP" actually have been a Master-at-Arms or a Shore Patrol? Or I guess perhaps some sort of DoD Police, or something of the sort...
Yep, Master-at-Arms.
  by Earle Baldwin
 
glenn cannizzaro wrote:look for two new locomotives coming soon, between june and september
Since the prospect of new locomotives for Earle was mentioned, I thought this item regarding the introduction of units built to run on bio-diesel at NSA Crane in 2011 would be of interest:

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=58194" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Perhaps Earle's new units will be of a similar design.

Bob
  by southern sec. kid
 
Heard a faint horn in the distance at football practice today for quite a long time. Pretty sure it had to be Earle
  by CNJGeep
 
Today's Q433 has a USN Genset. Earle's new toy, perhaps?
  by glenn cannizzaro
 
yes , one of two new locomotives
  by glenn cannizzaro
 
At least one is at oak island , due at Earle Wednesday or Thursday. Not sure if they are doing a special run from there or not
  by PVRX1
 
65-00631 is also sub-numbered "6". That is their regular yard engine inside the main base.

The "road train" usually gets two units.
  by CNJGeep
 
Genset on Today's SA31
  by bigblue5277
 
Tues March 3rd, 4:30 pm Earle Navy train crossed Swimming River Rd. Middletown. I did not see the train nor could I tell which direction it was headed, but I heard the train loud and clear and saw that the north set of tracks were freshly cleared of snow.
  by NJT4149
 
bigblue5277 wrote:Tues March 3rd, 4:30 pm Earle Navy train crossed Swimming River Rd. Middletown. I did not see the train nor could I tell which direction it was headed, but I heard the train loud and clear and saw that the north set of tracks were freshly cleared of snow.
I go over this crossing every morning on the bus and always hope to catch a train... By any chance, does anybody know an average time they can be seen heading up to Leonardo? I pass over the crossing a little before 7:30 AM if it helps... Thanks in advance
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