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  • 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 RailsEast
 
Some beautiful weather lately, this is a great time to come out for the Wine Train, the Great Pumpkin Train, and the Corn Maze Train. I was there just a couple of days ago, the corn is 8 feet tall and ready to test your directional skills! The Fall foliage is absolutely beautiful along this line & October is just around the corner.....

A couple of shots from this past weekend, when the New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society hosted their annual meeting & picnic. This year's meeting featured a tour of the new shop facilities; the building is done with one track complete and the second track nearing completion. This year's festivities featured a 4-caboose hop from Lehigh Junction to the shop, then back out onto the main to DCS Snyders (5 miles south) for the meeting & picnic.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5188542
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5188558

The Society is always looking for new members, there is so much to do from mow duties to trainman on the regular excursion trains to assisting in the rebuild of NYSW 142 steam locomotive, presently resting in the new shop for her 15 year overhaul. Reach out to us at http://877trainride.com/join.htm

Also don't forget the free train rides at Milford Alive! in Milford, NJ on Saturday Sept. 21...we will have the entire consist (4 cabeese) that you see in the photo link above for a relaxing ride alongside the Delaware River on the half-hour starting at noon. This is a cool ride for you rare-mileage fanatics out there...you know who you are....

Be safe out there,
Chris
  by RailsEast
 
This past Saturday marked a proud moment on the BDRR and the Black River System as a whole, as the NYS&WT&HS MOW crew, with the assistance of the NYS&W Track Gang, completed work on Track Two into the new shop facility in Phillipsburg. It was an honor & a privilege to work beside the NYS&W crew as we gauged, plated and spiked our way to the south end of the building. If you ever wanted to work on a real railroad with real railroaders with the passion and the commitment to do things right and within rules & regulations, we have a spot for you. Yes, the pay is not so good (well, maybe no pay, but sometimes free lunch), but the experience and knowledge gained is second to none. One or two days a month is good, whatever you can afford. We're always looking for good people who can work safely, so reach out if you might be interested. Busting your butt on the railroad right alongside the beautiful Delaware River is one of the best stress relievers ever invented.....

Anywho, a few pics from November, 2019.....

http://njtwom.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=5225256
http://njtwom.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=5225255
http://njtwom.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=5225257
http://njtwom.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=5225258
http://njtwom.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=5225259
http://njtwom.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=5225260

Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Chris
  by Sid Farkus
 
Does this group still have the Plymouth 18 Tonner #18 and RDC's M-2/M-4?
  by RailsEast
 
Yes, all 3 units are still on the property. M2 & M4 have been stored for quite sometime and will need much work to run again. The Plymouth is in good condition and runs well for such a small critter.....
Chris
  by Sid Farkus
 
Was 18 ever owned by NYSW or was that property of the Historical Society? That was once property of Morris County Central, correct?
  by RailsEast
 
As far as I know, it was an ex-Morris County Central locomotive. I do not know if the NYSW was owner at one time, but it has been on Society property for many years.
(Disclaimer: I have only been a Society member for about 7 years now, so there is a fair amount of history that I am unfamiliar with)
Chris
  by mackdave
 
If I remember correctly, #18 came from Drew Chemical in Boonton, it used to switch the tank cars of water Drew would ship out to be dumped elsewhere on the EL.

Mackdave
  by alzubal
 
Good evening
Was thinking to day about 142 how in the 15 year going?
Thank You
Al
  by RailsEast
 
She was better than half-way through before the shutdown. This is going to be a tough year for everyone, shortlines especially....
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