Official Rahway Valley Thread

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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby nyandw » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:18 pm

Thanks Kilroy for the clarifications and confirming my views on this.
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Cranford Junction - new page at my site

Postby nyandw » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:51 pm

http://www.trainsarefun.com/rvrr/cranfordjunction/cranfordjunction.htm

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RV #16 Cranford 11/01/71 Archive: Brian Woodruff
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RVRR Aldene

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:10 pm

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Photo view is from the Garden State Pkwy overpass. Exit #137 view E

The Aldene Plan ramp was graded and built for double track for future expansion as needed. It has not been implemented since the first operational opening day: 4/30/1967

The 4 track CNJ mainline to Communipaw, NJ ferry terminal has been totally razed c. after 8/6/1978 dead ahead. It is fully grown over at this time.

Federated Plastics siding is off to the right with a covered hopper on the siding. This siding connects to the SIRT switch just south of Cranford Junction near the ex-XC tower (razed <prior 1/01/1976).

Center of photo, just right of the signal: white poles/red tops. These are fiber optic cable lays along the ex-ROW.
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Re: RVRR Aldene

Postby kilroy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:05 pm

nyandw wrote:Image

Photo view is from the Garden State Pkwy overpass. Exit #137 view E

The Aldene Plan ramp was graded and built for double track for future expansion as needed. It has not been implemented since the first operational opening day: 4/30/1967

The 4 track CNJ mainline to Communipaw, NJ ferry terminal has been totally razed c. after 8/6/1978 dead ahead. It is fully grown over at this time.

Federated Plastics siding is off to the right with a covered hopper on the siding. This siding connects to the SIRT switch just south of Cranford Junction near the ex-XC tower (razed <prior 1/01/1976).

Center of photo, just right of the signal: white poles/red tops. These are fiber optic cable lays along the ex-ROW.


XC Tower was still standing and in use when I took these photos on 07/30/81.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2315904

This shot will give a little bit of a ivew of the interchange track. Taken from the top of the stairs of XC.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2316074
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby nyandw » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:16 pm

Thanks Kilroy as photos like this bring the past back in to focus as to how it looked and why...
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RVRR Aldene Map

Postby nyandw » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:41 pm

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Aldene zoom insert (by Steven Lynch) - E. Robinson Co. 1906 Fire Insurance Map
Union County plate #15 Research: Dr. Boright; author "Railroad that Build Kenilworth"
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby nyandw » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:40 pm

A new RVRR pass: http://www.trainsarefun.com/rvrr/rvrrpaper.htm#Passes

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RVRR Pass 1926 signed by General Manager: Robert A. Clark (1920-1932) for Mr. C. W. Carling - Gen. Frt. Agent, Wharton & Northern RR 1926
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby Don Maxton » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:29 pm

This may have been covered already, but if not, does anyone know why a large section of the ROW adjacent to Liberty Ave. has been filled in and planted with grass??
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby ironhorsehistory » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:52 pm

Don,

If you're referring to the section between Breeze and the old Western Electric, the work was done by the folks who are rehabbing the Western Electric building. Not sure who or what is moving in there...any ideas?
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RVRR website - Redesign

Postby nyandw » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:24 am

I have resigned this page and added links: http://www.trainsarefun.com/rvrr/rvrr.htm
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Gering Products Inc. Thermoplastics Plant, Kenilworth on the former Monsanto site (1991+)
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby Don Maxton » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:00 pm

I haven't seen this ticket Steve. Where's Greenville?
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby Ken W2KB » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:49 pm

Don Maxton wrote:I haven't seen this ticket Steve. Where's Greenville?


Greenville is the southern section of Jersey City adjacent to Bayonne. The CNJ had a Greenville passenger station on its mainline.
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby RV History Buff » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:28 am

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm working on a new Rahway Valley Railroad website... www.trainweb.org/rahwayvalley

So far I've been working close with a couple members of the Clark family, who managed the RVRR for 50+ years.

Take a look at the website and let me know what you think. It's a work in progress, so bear with me. And let me know if you have anything to contribute!

All the best,
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Re: Official Rahway Valley Thread

Postby Jtgshu » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:32 am

The website looks great!

Great job!

Quite an interesting history that little line has!
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