I've heard that the Raritan River bridge in Flemington is supposed to get repaired or replaced soon. Any truth to this rumor?
Ken W2KB wrote:Saturday Night Special trains start this Saturday, June 5th. Ringoes to Flemington PRR and CNJ stations, layover for dinner at your favorite restaurant, or other activities, etc. and thence return to Ringoes.Special Guest brakeman June 5th one night only..........
and vintage military equipment provided by Central Jersey Military Motorpool!I had that 5T and those Dueces in my motorpool up until they demobilized us in '94. If that is "vintage" equipment, that can only imply that I am "vintage" too.
CJPat wrote:Those are the cars I remember riding on in the '70's from Cranford. Were they the ones that were built in the '20s? How did that car get stranded that it required trucking to get it out of there? Or is it simply that too much work was required to make it "roadworthy/acceptable"?They were built for the CNJ in the 1920's. We operate a similar combine and club car (former coach) so this will enable running a 3 car CNJ consist from time to time. The car has friction bearing journals and sharon couplers, as do the other two cars. Some years ago when this car was acquired NS commenced the move from Pennsylvania to Three Bridges. When the car got to near Phillipsburg,, NS discovered the journals and couplers and set it out there. NS (and most other large roads) will not allow movement with those journals and couplers. So the car was stranded. Until finally this move by truck. It will be restored to service by the BRRHT. New members wanting to work on the restoration of this car or any other aspect of railroading are always welcome.