Thanks for joining in the discussion. I know it's been awhile, but do you recall if the L&HR crews would deliver trains to the Pennsy yard at Phillipsburg, or did the PRR/PC "always" come up to the L&HR Hudson yard to pick up their cars? I was curious about "unit trains", such as the piggyback train CB1/2 and coal trains... how the interchange was handled. Did the L&H drop their train at Hudson and a PRR road crew come up to get it?
Also, before I go "off topic", what were the PRR crew districs for the Phillipsburg work? I noted in your post you worked out of Trenton. If you don't mind a few questions about your career...
Was P'burg a home terminal for Road crews, or just yard/roadswitch/transfer work?
If P'burg was an Away From Home Terminal only, what were the home terminals for crews/trains going to P'burg?
About how many road trains ran daily ran into P'burg, and do you remember any symbols, such as NE-1, NE-2, and which symbols went where?
As far as the L&H/Maybrook jobs go, were the run throughs/trackage right jobs to Maybrook crewed by P'burg men or was Trenton the "supply point" for extra road crews out of P'burg?
Do you recall where the L&H pilots boarded the trains, was it G Tower?
Once you got to Maybrook, did you have to layover for a return train or was it a "one way and deadhead home" job?
I would venture a guess that the '74 bridge fire that devastated the L&HR also abolished many, if not all, road trains to Phillipsburg. Did any Bel-Del road trains continue along until Conrail, or did PC try and shut down P'burg immediately?
Thanks in advance for any responses. I'm not that familiar with Phillipsburg, but all the photos I've seen over the years show 2 to 4 sets of road locomotives at the P'burg yard during the PC years. Must have been a busy place in the PRR years! Take care and Happy New Year!!!