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

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  by NYS&W142Fan
 
Last week the 1259 had a string of 8 cars on Tuesday, 4 hoppers and 3 flats and 1 boxcar. On Thursday they pulled the 4 loaded Hoppers and 3 empty flats.
  by brwfan
 
Took a ride along the RR today. Looks like alot of the work for the cardboard plant is done. Any idea when they will start shipping.
  by NYS&W142Fan
 
brwfan wrote:Took a ride along the RR today. Looks like alot of the work for the cardboard plant is done. Any idea when they will start shipping.
Haven't heard anything.
  by NYS&W142Fan
 
It is with great sadness I need to say:

Bob Wyatt, Conrail C&S and THS member passed away this week.

Bob was a larger than life character with and equally big heart.

He was a long time member of the NYSWTHS and among the original THS members to come to the Bel-Del in 2004.

The viewing for Bob Wyatt will take place on Tuesday.
  by alzubal
 
Is there any news as to what has been going on all winter?
Thank you
Al
  by RailsEast
 
Hi Al, there has been much accomplished on the BDRR this winter (weather permitting, of course). We brought Millie down to Milford for a second time in 2017 for the Halloween weekend festivities in October....
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Many more ties were acquired and inserted when the weather permitted....
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We cleared the siding into the CPG plant so that the contractor could have access before the track rebuild north of MP41....
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And one of the perks of being a part of the crew; a (very) brief stop for a photo op with Millie & our ex-CR flat car pressed into MOW duty earlier this month....
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Dozens of more ties are currently laid out and waiting to be inserted, tree & brush clearing crews have also been in full swing over the past few months. The Easter trains were once again a huge success, and the excursion season is nearly upon us. Onwards and upwards as they say, lots of good things ahead for the railroad.

Chris
Holland Division MOW crew
  by brwfan
 
Any idea of a Time frame for cpg to start getting rail service?
  by RailsEast
 
No time frame yet, still work to be done to plant infrastructure to facilitate rail service.
  by alzubal
 
Chris
Thank you for the update.
Al
  by njtmnrrbuff
 
When will the regular Delaware River RR excursions be extended to Milford, NJ?
  by RailsEast
 
Regular BDRR movements to Milford are still a few years away, although we are working feverishly in our tie replacement program. We will again have 45-tonner #146 & caboose at the Milford Alive festivities on September 22 & 23 for half-hourly caboose hops, so come on out if you are available.

I have no eta on the former MEC hack, perhaps Donko142 can chime in on that.....

Chris
  by Donko142
 
Good evening folks, there are so many of you that follow this page I was hoping you could consider attending our fundraiser dinner. Our goal is to restore an additional mile of Railroad this fall. We set a goal of 25K for materials. We bypassed 18 K already. This dinner will be an opportunity to support the cause and get an outstanding three-course dinner with open bar. You will have the possibility of winning some really cool prizes including railroad memorabilia. Hope to see you there. There’s less than 30 tickets left so act soon.

THANK YOU !

MILLIE FUNDRAISING DINNER
Sunday, September 16th
5 P.M at the Milford House

Join us for a night of fun, great food , cocktails and a chance to win prizes!
This event will continue to raise funds for the New York Susquehanna & Western Historical Society's efforts to restore the railroad tracks enabling passenger tourism to Milford.
A $100 per ticket donation includes a 3 course dinner, beer and wine. A cash bar will be available for mixed drinks.
Ticket donations may be purchased at Pipolo’s Pizza or Chocolate in the Oven via cash or check or by emailing Don Chaudruk @ [email protected]
Seating will be on a very limited basis, please act quickly.

Were hoping to have more then one caboose in Milford this year. It's looking like the RR will see a substantial mileage increase on the South end in 2018. Remember the goal of the society is to run steam power over the whole 16 miles one day. We keep moving forward, some distance, year after year.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

DC
  by pumpers
 
Donko142 wrote:... Our goal is to restore an additional mile of Railroad this fall. ...
What mile is it you want to restore - from where to where?

Keep up the good work!
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