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  by Conrail Blue
 
CR7876, do you know how often OEG gets cars? I’d like to catch some Browns yard locals soon. Anyone have a list of the current customers?
  by Coast Line Railfan
 
Conrail Blue wrote:CR7876, do you know how often OEG gets cars? I’d like to catch some Browns yard locals soon. Anyone have a list of the current customers?
Yeah I'd like that too. It would be pretty handy . . .
  by Conrail Blue
 
CR7876 wrote:
bigblue5277 wrote:I passed Browns Yard today and there were so many high-sided gondolas and several coil cars. I never saw coil cars in Browns Yard before. Perhaps The Gerdau Steel mill is benefiting from the 25% tariff on foreign steel.
OEG moved into the old Minteq site just west of the yard, they get the coil cars.
Anyone know when or what days OEG gets switched out? Or is done random and as needed?
  by RailsEast
 
Probably on an as-needed basis, but I believe they were in there yesterday a little after 1:00 in the afternoon. SA-3 did the work as I understand...
  by JDRails
 
A little late with this post, but last Wednesday (January 9) I caught CSX 4412 and 6228 servicing two industries in the industrial park near South Middlesex Avenue in Monroe. Then, I was able to catch those two locomotives running light to the end of the line (Cranbury Station) to pick up a hopper on the Chamberlin and Barclay siding. The train then shoved back towards Browns. Was very cool to see a train on the rarely used rails south of Applegarth Road. More pictures to follow.
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  by JDRails
 
More pictures of last Wednesday's train to Cranbury Station:
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  by JDRails
 
Two more from last Wednesday (these are screenshots from videos I took because it won't let me upload the videos):
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  by rr503
 
Been trying to weed through CSAO North Jersey ops over the past few days. Could someone clarify to me the respective roles of OI-16 and PR-32? The former seems to go OI-SA while working PR (daily), while the latter does PR-OI, but at an unknown frequency. Is this correct?

Thanks in advance!
  by JDRails
 
Unfortunately, it looks like the track extending towards Cranbury Station may be on borrowed time... Chamberlin & Barclay, the last remaining customer at the end of the line, appears to have gone out of business. An email from one of the owners confirmed that no more trains will run to Chamberlin & Barclay, and the assets of the company appear to have been auctioned off.

As soon as my RRPicturearchives account is approved, I will re-post pictures I took from the last time I caught the local down by Cranbury Station in January 2019.
  by JDRails
 
As promised, here are some pictures (not the best) from January 2019. These may be some of the last pictures of a CSAO run down towards Cranbury Station, with Chamberlin & Barclay now out of business:

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http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=5338919
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=5338989
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=5338996

Any additional pictures of trains down by Cranbury Station (or in between Cranbury and Jamesburg) would be greatly appreciated. Hoping that the Hightstown Industrial will stay alive below South Middlesex Avenue.
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