• 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 njtmnrrbuff
 
Just imagine someday being about to do an "across the Delaware" transfer from the Black River and Western RR to the New Hope & Ivyland Scenic Railroad. Well, you would probably have to take a short walk from where the BR&W lets you off in Lambertville across the Delaware to New Hope.
  by greyhairedpete
 
We got a late start brush cutting Saturday, but with a gang of just four, we cut another 1/4 mile of brush. We are now about 1.5 miles from Route 29.
  by ccutler
 
Slightly OT, but I figured this thread's followers would know:

There is a new siding to a cement plant just east of Flemington. Is this potential customer intending to ship on BRW?

I also drove through Three Bridges today and was pleased to see a lumber centerbeam car in the mix, meaning a relatively new customer for BRW.

Thanks for any insights.
  by NYSW2300
 
The cement plant has shipped 2 outbound loads last month, but nothing currently in the pipeline short term.
The trucking company that has a trans load operation in Ringoes has been receiving cars since 2011, the lumber in not new.
  by brwfan
 
Went for a ride today, seemed like a pretty good sized crowd. Is there going to be any three bridges excursions this summer?
  by brwfan
 
Did they complete the siding into the concrete plant or load in ringoes? When riding the other day didn't see the for sale sign at the old Flemington concrete plant, did it get sold or maybe I just missed it? If it's sold maybe that could be a new customer. Also still no cars at the former bemis plant, I'm guessing they have to be up and running by now? Maybe just shipping by truck?
  by NYSW2300
 
The concrete plant in question is located between Flemington and Three Bridges on the CNJ side and has a rail siding.
  by Ken W2KB
 
brwfan wrote:Went for a ride today, seemed like a pretty good sized crowd. Is there going to be any three bridges excursions this summer?
Yes, no and maybe. See:http://www.vratrips.org/brw-photo-freig ... photo.html
  by ccutler
 
If you go to maps.google.com, type in Flemington NJ, and select the satellite view, you can follow the tracks NE out of town and see where the new siding is into the new concrete facility.

Bemis shut down and does not look likely to reopen.
  by brwfan
 
I'm very familiar with the concrete company, my dad works in the building next to them, but last had been up there the siding didn't go all the way in like it was supposed to. Maybe they finished it on load from the field? The old bemis plant was bought by a company selling Himalayan salt products. I think they just use it as a warehouse. I had read that they were going to ship by rail but I haven't seen any cars on the siding(s). Atleast the concrete plant had shipped some loads, if the siding is into the plant they could get Raw materials in- stone and cement and ship finished products out.
  by ccutler
 
Here is a photo from just outside the new [veteran-owned, according to sign] cement plant. Those huge concrete blocks, about 4' high, are all over the place. They would be ideal for shipping by rail because of their heavy weight.
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