You can just head to the general area around Camden if you'd like...would you be around on a Saturday? Saturday, here's what happens:
CA-11, leaving Camden around 4:00AM southbound, Camden to Deepwater local / freight. Leaves Deepwater northbound approx. 9:00AM if on time. May be late (frequently now). Re-arrival at Camden, at 1:00PM if on time. CA-11 crew on-duty time is 1:30, recrew necessary at Deepwater or Paulsboro if late.
MI-61, leaves Millville northbound at 2:00AM, arrival at Woodbury at 3:30AM, waits for CA-11 usually before heading north. Arrival at Camden at 5:30AM. Leaves Camden for Millville at around 9:00AM. Millville to Camden and return local / transfer.
SRNJ SASB / SBSA, Salem RT local, depart Salem at 9:00AM. Very slow (7MPH max) running from Salem to Swedesboro. Arrive Swedesboro around 12:00 noon. Depart Swedesboro / CR interchange at 1:30PM. Arrive Salem around 4:30PM. Times may vary.
MI-61 second crew, "Woodbury Transfer", leave Camden around 9:00PM with road power (six-axle generally, sometimes inbound NS 38G power), arrival at Woodbury at 9:30PM, drops entire train on storage tracks, proceed north light engine(s) at around 10:00PM. Arrival at Camden around 10:30PM.
CA-31X stone train for Winslow Junction, NJ. Utilizes Beesley Point Secondary. On-duty time varies.
CA-31X loaded coal train for Palermo, NJ. Utilizes Beesley Point Secondary. On-Duty time varies.
CSX V779 (or substitute V776, V777, V778) loaded coal train for Palermo, NJ. Utilizes Beesley Point Secondary. On-Duty time varies.
CSX E747 empty coal train from Palermo, NJ. Utilizes Beesley POint Secondary. On-duty time varies.
NS 502 loaded coal train for Palermo, NJ. Utlizes Beesley Point Secondary. On-Duty time varies. Many times disguised as CA-31X.
NS 503 empty coal train from Palermo, NJ. Utilizes Beesley Point Secondary. On-Duty time varies. Many times disguised as CA-31X.
NS 506 (NS 507 empty set) loaded (empty) coal train for (from) Deepwater, NJ. Utilizes Penns Grove Secondary. On-duty time varies, crew from Abrams, PA. Sometimes disguised as CA-11X when re-crewed in Camden.
You can also risk harassment by the Gestapo (Transit police) and go shoot photos of the Atlantic City Line...
Here's my latest NJT story. Shooting photos near the Hammonton, NJ station a little while ago on my way home from a seashore trip, Transit cop comes over and tells me I can't shoot photos from that public sidewalk I'm standing on. I tell him he's violating my civil rights if he wants to tell me that. He insists he's not. I tell him fine, go ahead and call the real cops on me, I'll be right here. Dummy goes and does it. So a Hammonton cop shows up, asks what the heck is going on...now another Transit cop has joined us, so it's me, the two Transit guys, and the Hammonton local man all having a jolly good time. I tell him the whole story...he tells the Transit cops there's NOTHING HE CAN DO ABOUT IT! So here the dinwits go, they walk away and go sit in their truck there and watch me...all the while I'm thinking "good, go ahead...watch me take pictures of your equipment...see? I'm shooting MANY of them...not just one or two guys, look at this, I've got the camera on multi-exposure, I'm firing 'em off like mad!). So after the train I was waiting on passes, I go back to the "Train-Interceptor" (my car), give the Transit folks a nice little smart wave (no, a real wave, not the finger), and go merrily on my way. Man, that one just made my month...had to share it. A victory for all railroad fans...heck, a victory for all Americans that like freedom in general is more like it...
And oh yeah...it helps that the Hammonton cop was a railfan sort of guy...I gave him the business card, he may be a member of SJRA by now...
CSAO Beesley Point Secondary - MP 8.69 (Magnolia, NJ)
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