by mitch kennedy
Hi-thought I'd throw in a not-quite PRSL shot, but it was still a PRSL train symbol and crew on an ex-PRSL branch.. In May 76, CR diverted a lot of former CNJ Southern Div traffic over to Pavonia and took the old Bridgeton-Glassboro turn and made it a Pavonia-Bridgeton turn , using the same crew symbol, WY 379/380. This lasted til they put in the new connection at Vineland from the Millville Sec to the old CNJ.. The first one is WY 379 in Elmer, May 1977. The units are an ex PC SD-40 and SD45! The head brakeman has just "made the grab" after flagging the crossing as he heads towards Bridgeton. If you look closely, you can see the rails of the north leg of the wye for the old Daretown branch, utilized as a stub siding to a feed mill that was still served sporadically at this time.The second one is a set of nearly-new CR Paducah rebuilt GP9's with a PC GP9B in Glassboro, Jan 1977. Again-glad I skipped class!!
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