CR on the Southern Secondary

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Jersey Rail FIlmmakers » Thu May 03, 2018 2:56 pm

Actually...
Lined and Locked 3:55 in the pm
Waiting for 1 train at the signal block...
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Thu May 03, 2018 3:57 pm

CSX 4432 with CSX 6160 plus 18, by Sycamore Ave at 4:55 in the pm. Looks like 16 lumber, one tank, one gon.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Jersey Rail FIlmmakers » Thu May 03, 2018 4:23 pm

Looks like Shrewsbury Ave. crossing had a malfunction... again! The train went by and the gates went up and down a couple of times...
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby OCtrainguy » Thu May 03, 2018 6:10 pm

Murphy's Law in action tonight. I had some time after work to try and see the SA31. They approached the Asbury Road grade crossing a bit after six o'clock. For reasons unknown to me, the train stopped between the crossing and Collingwood Auction, bAack far enough to deactivate the crossing. The train was still stopped when I left at six thirty.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Thu May 03, 2018 6:37 pm

Stephen, they had to drill Extech just beyond the Asbury Road crossing to pick up an empty, so stopping short of the crossing is standard operating procedure. Why they took so long to complete the drill is another question...

Thanks for the heads-up today, Erik; depending on where you were in Jersey it was between 88 and 92 degrees for the second day in a row. I took advantage of the still fairly low sun angle to catch the crew at one of my usual spots. Big trains lately and no end in sight for the booming construction business in Lakewood.......

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4948115

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby OCtrainguy » Thu May 03, 2018 7:27 pm

Chris, yeah, I saw the boxcar and figured they'd grab it. So I was anticipating a short delay in getting the engines cut from the train. What really took the extra time only the crew will know.

And excellent job with the photo, by the way.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Jersey Rail FIlmmakers » Thu May 03, 2018 7:56 pm

No problem Chris! It was steamin' today but I was able to get in a chase...
Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTj04I3gPp0 (5/3/18)
I will keep Railroad.net more informed now because my scanner is fixed.
BTW Chris, Where was that shot from?
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Thu May 03, 2018 8:55 pm

I could divulge my secret spot, Erik, but then I'd have to shoot you. Nice try, young man..........

(Ha! But seriously, I was only a couple of hundred feet south of you; just go to the south end of that parking lot & walk up the paved driveway)
(And don't tell anyone, I don't need a dozen foamers crowding me for the next shot)
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Fri May 04, 2018 2:02 am

Eastbound through Shrewsbury at 0300...
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Jersey Rail FIlmmakers » Fri May 04, 2018 5:52 am

No worries Chris... I like to shoot where nobody else it because I don’t want to have the same footage or pictures as them... So I woun’t bother ya.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Fri May 04, 2018 9:57 am

I'm just bustin' ya', Erik.....you could also drive behind that small shopping center next to the Verizon building on Shrewsbury Ave (just before Patterson Ave). Be careful for delivery trucks back there, and better to shoot this month than in August because the vegetation grows up a bit and gets in the way of your photo/video.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Jersey Rail FIlmmakers » Fri May 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Oh! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eVyKpBCaWA I took that after Patterson and before sycamore too. Maybe same place?
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Fri May 04, 2018 3:38 pm

In the first scene of your 5/3 video, you are at Patterson Ave in Shrewsbury in that small office park. If you turn around from where you were standing, go to the back of that same lot (southward), then turn right & park. Walk up the one-way driveway (fairly steep hill) and continue to the fence by the Verizon service building. Go left down to the fence around Simmons Pond & that is the spot.
I am a still-photo shooter...I think you should try to get there for a video, as I have never seen a video from that location. E-mail me if you need more info.....
You can do it, I have faith in you...... :-)

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby southern sec. kid » Fri May 04, 2018 10:46 pm

I've been wanting to cast a line out in that pond for as long as you've been shooting there lol
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Jersey Rail FIlmmakers » Sat May 05, 2018 6:29 am

Ok Chris! I will use Google Earth to help me out a little more... Btw, I know your a very good photographer, but do you post your photos anywhere? I would really like to see them... I know you have RR pictures and Rails East, but do you have a collection?
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