• Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

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

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  by Ken W2KB
 
Jtgshu wrote:Wow, I love the original paint and the car looks to be in great shape! congrats on finally getting it down there!
It certainly appears in better shape than the two ex-Canadian National cars we operate. The 1009 arrived at Ringoes from Flemington over the weekend as part of the Sunday freight consist. The two most critical restoration steps are to patch a leak in the roof at one spot and to replace the glazing in the windows. The present glazing is almost opaque. Beyond that we think its mostly attention to details, nothing significant mechanically (hope hope hope!).


---Ken
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Ken W2KB wrote: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.
It took a car inspector that long to notice? Interesting...
  by wolfboy8171981
 
Otto Vondrak wrote:
Ken W2KB wrote: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.
It took a car inspector that long to notice? Interesting...
It took the first NS car inspector to see it less than 30 seconds to notice.
  by ATSF2419
 
Otto Vondrak wrote:
Ken W2KB wrote: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.
It took a car inspector that long to notice? Interesting...

The "problem" was caught in Allentown.

NS wanted to haul it back to the D-L at Scranton, but P'Burg was a shorter distance. In the end, better sense prevailed, and NS agreed to haul it to Hudson Yard instead of back to the D-L but in doing so made it quite clear that they would not touch the car again and that it was up to BR&W to find other arrangements.
  by OCtrainguy
 
wolfboy8171981 wrote:Just want to thank OCtrainguy for his good post on Trainorders.com about the SNS.

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... ?2,2253670
Thanks Wolf. My schedule has been very hectic the past three weeks, so I wasn't able to get the photos linked and the post made here until now.

As referenced in the post, I was able to get up to Flemington Saturday night. Due to some much needed yard work, I wasn't able to get up to Ringoes before the train left. I caught up to the train at the Flemington Outlets. Here are some photos. The first is of the train at its final stop in Flemington at the old CNJ station: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=2179300

The train then shoved to the runaround at the outlets and the passenger crew awaited the arrival and passage of the freight train. Here's the SNS with 1202: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=2179298

And last but not least, GP9 752 with four cars entering the runaround at the outlets: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=2179299
  by Ken W2KB
 
wolfboy8171981 wrote:Just want to thank OCtrainguy for his good post on Trainorders.com about the SNS.

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... ?2,2253670

Last chance to ride the SNS is the next two weekends, or to ride the Murder Mystery Train those two Saturday nights:

http://www.brrht.org/
  by Mr. Ed
 
I thought the track outside of Flemington was in such bad shape that only a speeder could get down there. Was the track reapired?

Later!
Mr. Ed
  by wolfboy8171981
 
Mr. Ed wrote:I thought the track outside of Flemington was in such bad shape that only a speeder could get down there. Was the track reapired?

Later!
Mr. Ed
Maybe your thinking of Lambertville. The tracks in Flemington have been in service, well forever.
  by Mr. Ed
 
DOH! You're right. It is really tough getting old!

Later!
Mr. Ed
  by bigjim4life
 
wolfboy8171981 wrote:BR&W #60 has passed its FRA Hydro test. No in service date has been announced yet.
Will you be letting us know (please?) beforehand (please please) when/if 60 will be doing freight runs? :) Specifics on when/where too? :-D :-D
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