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DuPont Chambers Works

Postby Teutobergerwald » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:39 am

The view on Google Earth of the DuPont Chambers Works in Deepwater, NJ shows an extensive rail network, with tankers and covered hoppers in abundance. Does DuPont have its own in-house rail service switching the facilities, or is that done by another entity such as SMS or Conrail Shared Assets, or another shortline? Thanks.
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Re: DuPont Chambers Works

Postby chuchubob » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:37 am

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Re: DuPont Chambers Works

Postby von schlieffen » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:32 am

This is the end of the line for the daily CA-11 and occasional nighttime NS coal run (normally NS506). The adjacent Carneys Point Generating Station receives coal hoppers, which it burns to produce electricity and steam for the chemical plant next door. As far as I know trains no longer cross the Salem Canal to reach the powerplant on the south side of the bridge (Deepwater Generating)-- it recently converted from coal to natural gas operation. Chambers works is likely the biggest single rail customer in South Jersey.
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Re: DuPont Chambers Works

Postby bluedash2 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:08 am

von schlieffen wrote:This is the end of the line for the daily CA-11 and occasional nighttime NS coal run (normally NS506). The adjacent Carneys Point Generating Station receives coal hoppers, which it burns to produce electricity and steam for the chemical plant next door. As far as I know trains no longer cross the Salem Canal to reach the powerplant on the south side of the bridge (Deepwater Generating)-- it recently converted from coal to natural gas operation. Chambers works is likely the biggest single rail customer in South Jersey.


The former Connectiv Plant at Deepwater was supposed to be converted to gas back in '09 but never was. It has since been sold by Conectiv and to this day sits dormant.
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Re: DuPont Chambers Works

Postby von schlieffen » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:07 pm

You're talking about the one directly south of the Del. Mem. Bridge? I didn't realize the conversion never happened. Just know that sometime in the last several years the pile of coal next to it got smaller and smaller, and then one day very recently they tore up the storage pad and conveyor. I wonder if they're scrapping the entire plant or if there's any future for it?
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Re: DuPont Chambers Works

Postby bluedash2 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:10 pm

von schlieffen wrote:You're talking about the one directly south of the Del. Mem. Bridge? I didn't realize the conversion never happened. Just know that sometime in the last several years the pile of coal next to it got smaller and smaller, and then one day very recently they tore up the storage pad and conveyor. I wonder if they're scrapping the entire plant or if there's any future for it?


Yes I am. They long sold the SW-7 to Winchester and Western. I have no idea on any future plans.
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