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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby liftedjeep » Tue May 23, 2017 3:15 pm

The former Blue Comet coach "Westphal" had her trucks removed this morning and is currently on a flatbed truck awaiting transport by the URHS out of Winslow Junction.

Four different angles of CNJ 1172 on the truck:

Broadside:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715385

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715388

Rear:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715390

Front:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4715383

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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby riffian » Tue May 23, 2017 3:48 pm

Wow...they didn't mess around on that move. Is the other car to immediately follow??
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby liftedjeep » Tue May 23, 2017 5:08 pm

riffian wrote:Wow...they didn't mess around on that move. Is the other car to immediately follow??


The URHS is currently raising funds to do the same for the "d'Arrest", the second Blue Comet coach at Winslow Junction.
Info can be found here:

http://urhs.org/

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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby TOMSTV1 » Tue May 23, 2017 6:18 pm

Good job on the pictures ! Ya don't this on the news.
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby NY&LB » Wed May 24, 2017 8:30 pm

Where are they headed?
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby liftedjeep » Wed May 24, 2017 10:23 pm

NY&LB wrote:Where are they headed?


Per a recent Facebook post, the "Westphal" arrived in Kenvil, NJ today. Funds are still trying to be raised to do the same with the second Blue Comet coach at Winslow Junction, the "d'Arrest".
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby NY&LB » Thu May 25, 2017 8:51 am

Kenvil...seems strange since the URHS web site says:
The URHS is moving the two Blue Comet coaches we own, the Westphal and D'Arrest, that have been graciously stored on the Southern Railroad of New Jersey for the past many years to a new home, on the original Route of the Blue Comet,


I did not know that the "Route of the Blue Comet" went all the way up there!
Possibly an intermediate stop.

Anyway, great to see that the cars will not be left to "rust in place".
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby Ken W2KB » Thu May 25, 2017 11:33 am

NY&LB wrote:Kenvil...seems strange since the URHS web site says:
The URHS is moving the two Blue Comet coaches we own, the Westphal and D'Arrest, that have been graciously stored on the Southern Railroad of New Jersey for the past many years to a new home, on the original Route of the Blue Comet,


I did not know that the "Route of the Blue Comet" went all the way up there!
Possibly an intermediate stop.

Anyway, great to see that the cars will not be left to "rust in place".


The website has not yet been updated. Due to circumstances, the plan to move the cars to Ocean County had to be changed to move them to Boonton instead. Boonton is better since restoration can be more easily accomplished at that existing facility.
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby riffian » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:39 pm

Has the other Blue Comet car been moved?
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby R&DB » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:25 pm

Ken,
"the plan to move the cars to Ocean County"

Where in Ocean County was the original plan? I cant think anywhere along the line where they could be stored and restored.
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Re: SRNJ - Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Postby liftedjeep » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:06 am

riffian wrote:Has the other Blue Comet car been moved?


Was informed by an SRNJ employee that the "D'Arrest", the second Blue Comet coach, was moved out of Winslow Junction by the URHS this past Monday 8/21.
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