West Trenton Line Article

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Re: West Trenton Line Article

Post by sullivan1985 » Sat May 31, 2014 11:05 am

ryanov wrote:How do signals work for a diamond?
The same what they do at any other interlocking.

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Old West Trenton Rail Sign in CNJ Historic Terminal

Post by Steampowered » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:54 pm

I thought this was neat. I wish this line would reopen some day.




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Re: Old west trenton rail sign still in existance.

Post by MACTRAXX » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:04 pm

SP: Good find - but I noticed the strange station order listed...It should be:

Belle Mead
Hopewell
West Trenton
Jenkintown
Wayne Junction
North Broad Street
Philadelphia -
Reading Terminal


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Re: Old west trenton rail sign still in existance.

Post by RWERN » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:53 am

My understanding had been that some if not all of these signs at the Communipaw terminal are not the original articles.

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Re: Old west trenton rail sign still in existance.

Post by Ken W2KB » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:31 pm

RWERN wrote:My understanding had been that some if not all of these signs at the Communipaw terminal are not the original articles.
None are original. The originals were a roller of painted canvas similar to a window shade. They were kept in the draws (not visible in the photo, but immediately below the bottom of the photo). The proper one for each train was taken out and rolled up to display. Each train had a sign, with the time it departed, etc. The ones there now are painted on the structure.
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Re: Old west trenton rail sign still in existance.

Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:25 pm

Ken W2KB wrote:
RWERN wrote:My understanding had been that some if not all of these signs at the Communipaw terminal are not the original articles.
None are original. The originals were a roller of painted canvas similar to a window shade. They were kept in the draws (not visible in the photo, but immediately below the bottom of the photo). The proper one for each train was taken out and rolled up to display. Each train had a sign, with the time it departed, etc. The ones there now are painted on the structure.
Ken and RW: I suspected that this sign was a reproduction after noticing the stations not being in the proper order...
The original would have had the correct station order - and were not actual signs to begin with...MACTRAXX
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Re: West Trenton Line Article

Post by lensovet » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:29 pm

really too bad this failed…
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Re: West Trenton Line Article

Post by Mumphrey O. Yamm » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:28 pm

Why did it fail? I don’t want to wade through 18 pages, so maybe somebody can give me the rundown.

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Re: West Trenton Line Article

Post by Steampowered » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:55 am

Mumphrey O. Yamm wrote:Why did it fail? I don’t want to wade through 18 pages, so maybe somebody can give me the rundown.
If you look at the amtrak 2030 plan, it appears the track will be used as a high speed bypass for acelas, to keep traffic off the nec to nyc. But who knows ?

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Re: West Trenton Line Article

Post by lensovet » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:54 pm

Mumphrey O. Yamm wrote:Why did it fail? I don’t want to wade through 18 pages, so maybe somebody can give me the rundown.
because no source of funding was ever found. the only thing NJT seems to be able to fund is new loco purchases and that's about it. i mean we don't even have the money to replace the Arrows, much less create new lines of service.
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Re: West Trenton Line Article

Post by amtrakowitz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:46 am

lensovet wrote:really too bad this failed…
Neglect is not failure.

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Re: West Trenton Line Article

Post by OportRailfan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:38 am

sullivan1985 wrote:
ryanov wrote:How do signals work for a diamond?
The same what they do at any other interlocking.
The relays go "click, click, click" and the SDU upgrades the cab signals. That's how signals work, right?
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