CR on the Southern Secondary

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Bracdude181 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:56 pm

It appears 5285 is going to bring the loaded cars into Woodhaven while 5628 is at cross street.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Bracdude181 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:51 pm

5285 did the drilling alone for some reason. One of the crew members said it's easier to turn the train around this way depending on how many empty cars are at Woodhaven.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Bracdude181 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 pm

SA38. Eastbound at James Street As of 10:22 PM
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby OCtrainguy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:30 pm

Been quite a while since we've had a pair of NS engines together on the ol' Southern.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby NJT4149 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:15 pm

Maxim Road east at 11:05 PM
Main Street in Farmingdale, 11:22 PM
Asbury Road at 11:40 PM

5628, 5285, + 10; tank and empty brick box car at the rear
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby southern sec. kid » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:32 am

Nothing against the CSX Locomotives (Not that it matters at all), Even though CSXs colors may be more Creative in a sense, Those Norfolk Southern Engines just look so much better just with Black and white. Better chance of hearing a Leslie horn too! Briefly chased the train tonight in South Howell Listening to Howie Rose call the Mets game. Saw a long train and heard the Mets grab a W! It's great to see this line get traffic every week. Was down in Lakehurst on Wednesday and saw no further progress but for now, I suppose we will all take what we can get. Nice to see the NS units again and Let's go Mets!

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Coast Line Railfan » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:19 am

southern sec. kid wrote:Nothing against the CSX Locomotives (Not that it matters at all), Even though CSXs colors may be more Creative in a sense, Those Norfolk Southern Engines just look so much better just with Black and white. Better chance of hearing a Leslie horn too! Briefly chased the train tonight in South Howell Listening to Howie Rose call the Mets game. Saw a long train and heard the Mets grab a W! It's great to see this line get traffic every week. Was down in Lakehurst on Wednesday and saw no further progress but for now, I suppose we will all take what we can get. Nice to see the NS units again and Let's go Mets!

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Yeah the NS's look and sound better most of the time *cough cough 5628 :P *. Though, the crew doesn't always like them, and I recall last week with 5285 and 10 cars, the conductor had a less-than-stellar remark over the Geep's pulling power lol
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby NJT4149 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:25 pm

Here is my video of last night’s SA-38. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/bnsTn-1UIlg
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Coast Line Railfan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:47 am

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Bracdude181 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:24 pm

Is SA31 running today?
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:32 pm

Yes, in the clear on the Southern at 4:32 in the pm.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:50 pm

NS 5628, CSX 4452 + 16 for Woodhaven, approaching Maxwell Rd at 4:50 in the pm.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby Tanker1497 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:12 pm

lakewood Fire Department out with fire on James street along the tracks. State forest Fire in route. its between two streets!
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby NJT4149 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Cruising by Asbury Road at 6:05 PM; no pickup at Extech
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Postby RailsEast » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:35 pm

Wow, bad day for fires; Eatontown had a working house fire away from the tracks just before the train arrived today. Interesting 'no pick up' at Extech today, they did not take the empty from Bel-Ray last week, so there were 2 tanks on the siding yesterday.

Anywho, a view from Shrewsbury today....did a little research & found that NS 5286 was built as a Penn Central 'straight 38' (non-Dash 2) in July of 1969! Coming up on her 50th birthday, I know I didn't look that good on my 50th.

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