US Navy Earle Railroad

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby Lman » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:31 pm

Have estate collection of 35mm color Kodak dupe slides (at least 36+ slides) taken in 1980 on NRHS fantrip at Earle. This is NOT the 'years-later' trip with smooth side coaches but the original 1980 trip with open window cnj-njdot coaches.

Anyone interested...selling as a set only.

Baldwin diesels VOs, sandy hook piers...lots of interesting navy rr train photos...all taken legally.

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Thanks.
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby ChrisU » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:34 pm

They just finished redoing the Kings Hwy crossing and they took out the second track at the crossing like they've done with all the new crossing projects. They ran a test train today with an SW1200, a VO, and about 15 cars...
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby JohnFromJersey » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:35 pm

Was there a train going through at around 10 AM today? I was near BCC, and I heard a train whistle. Did anyone else hear/possibly see it?
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby OportRailfan » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:03 pm

Anyone know why they're removing the 2nd track from the grade crossings? Obviously, I assume increased costs/maintenance, etc.
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby JohnFromJersey » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:55 pm

Most likely. Earle isn't shipping weapons as much as it used to 40-50 years ago, so a second track is way more than needed, and an added cost.

They'll probably keep parts of the second track just in case, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them rip it up entirely for scrap metal.
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby ChrisU » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:14 pm

I've heard that the second track is owned by the Army which would possibly be why they're not maintaining it like they do with the other track.
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby OportRailfan » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:39 am

The who owns the other in-service track?
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby ChrisU » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:10 pm

The active track is owned by the Navy.
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Postby NJT4149 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:04 pm

A ship came into port today; expect trains to run for the next few days
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