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CNJ camelbacks

Postby philipmartin » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:14 pm

Home movies of the late Jerry Robertson put together by Conrail6370.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3IhC65QbQM
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby scottso699 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:11 pm

Wow - that was great - thanks for posting!
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby philipmartin » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:40 am

I feel the same way about those movies.
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby GSC » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:29 am

Great video. I've seen this before, never get tired of it.

Minor inaccuracies, like calling Atlantic Highlands Bay Head, but we can forgive that. Great footage of 774's fantrip.

Imagine the insurance nightmare today of all those people climbing on everything at Bay Head.

All those steamers on the dead line at JC, when 774 was the last steam running for that fantrip.
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby DianaOfBurlington » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:15 am

This is wonderful history being archived. Is that the Comet at 4.30?

'Canned' music is a cute little number as well.
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby BigDell » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:47 am

First time I saw this... wow. Thank you for posting. LOVE this. I need to go out and buy those old CNJ DVD's for sale....
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby CharlieL » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:16 pm

Lived along the NY&LB RR. Remember the Central diesels, in fact father took me to see one in Belmar (1948?) when CRRNJ had an "open house" to show one off. Remember the Pennsy K4s's, but never remember seeing a camelback. Though the video shows one at Bay Head. Looks like Bay Head to me.

Anybody know if they normally hauled the commuter runs on the NYLB?
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby snavely » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:48 pm

Camelbacks had only one crew member in the cab, the engineer, thus violating the union's claim that diesels needed the fireman's presence for safety, to take over in the event of the engineer becoming incapacitated.

From Wikipedia:

The camelback was not a very safe design for its crew. The engineer was perched above the whirling siderods, vulnerable to swinging and flying metal if anything below should break. The fireman, meanwhile, was alone and exposed to the elements at the rear.
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:51 pm

CharlieL wrote:Anybody know if they normally hauled the commuter runs on the NYLB?

I remember seeing one at Atlantic Highlands sometime in the middle 40's, presumably used for hauling locals to Bay Head, so they got that far.
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby CarterB » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:26 pm

Photo of mother hubbard at point pleasant (CNJ 155 at Point Pleasant)

http://www.metrari.rrpicturearchives.ne ... x?id=14857

Other CNJ or NY&LB camelback photos

https://sites.google.com/site/camelback ... comotives/
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby GSC » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:40 am

Before diesels, CNJ used Camelbacks for regular commuter service, along with the 800-series Pacifics for heavier trains.
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Re: CNJ camelbacks

Postby steemtrayn » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:16 am

DianaOfBurlington wrote:This is wonderful history being archived. Is that the Comet at 4.30?

'Canned' music is a cute little number as well.


B&O Pacific, actually.
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