M&E High Bridge Branch

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M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby rr503 » Thu May 14, 2015 2:57 pm

First, hello! :-D
I'm new here (but I've been reading the forums for more than a year), and was wondering what customers the M&E serves on what is left of the CNJ High Bridge branch?
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby mandealco » Tue May 19, 2015 3:14 am

Hi
There is a lot of great info on the M&E's own website, no customer info these days, but locations of transload facilities. There is also some good info on the Wiki site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morristown ... ie_Railway Not sure how current a lot of this is, but worth a read.

Hope this helps.
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue May 19, 2015 7:26 pm

The one lone customer on the south end of the line, Triumph Plastics, receives a delivery about once a month. Between 2008 and 2013 there was no service south of U.S. Route 46 except annual Toys For Tots.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby rr503 » Tue May 19, 2015 8:04 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:The one lone customer on the south end of the line, Triumph Plastics, receives a delivery about once a month. Between 2008 and 2013 there was no service south of U.S. Route 46 except annual Toys For Tots.

Thanks to both of you
There was a national chain store (Toys r us according to wiki) that had a rail served warehouse at the end of the line, but I also remember that they stopped receiving by rail a few years ago.
When/why did they stop using rail?
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby RAHWAYVALLEYRAILROAD » Wed May 20, 2015 7:16 am

Blue Ridge Lumber in Kenvil receives several carloads of lumber per month. Cars are placed at the new Kenvil Team Track, located along the High Bridge Branch, for unloading
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby ccutler » Thu May 21, 2015 8:11 am

There may be some issue for the warehouses that the M&E lines can't yet receive Plate F boxcars from the Phillipsburg end, which constrains the efficiency of shipping by rail for lower density goods.
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby rr503 » Thu May 21, 2015 9:36 pm

ccutler wrote:There may be some issue for the warehouses that the M&E lines can't yet receive Plate F boxcars from the Phillipsburg end, which constrains the efficiency of shipping by rail for lower density goods.

Isn't there a plan by njdot (or maybe it's the county) to fix that?
I know this is off topic, but does the M&E actually runs to CSX in south Kearny? If so, via which route?
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby Chrisgr » Thu May 21, 2015 10:34 pm

They go down the Morris & Essex line to interchange with CSX. I'm not sure if they go to South Kearny. I thought it was Harrison where they picked up cars.
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby rr503 » Fri May 22, 2015 8:46 am

Chrisgr wrote:They go down the Morris & Essex line to interchange with CSX. I'm not sure if they go to South Kearny. I thought it was Harrison where they picked up cars.

How often do they go there, and when they do, how many cars do they have?
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Re: M&E High Bridge Branch

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:35 am

The Conrail/CSX interchange with M&E is at Center Street in Harrison, just east of Newark Broad Street and next to I-280.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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