Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby nick11a » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:34 am

Erie Limited wrote:At around 4:45pm today I heard ME-2 call in the clear on the Delco Lead. I haven't heard them reference the Delco Lead in quite a long time. So, is there some new business or were they just using the lead to get in the clear for NJT?

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On my trip to DC yesterday, I noticed there was a string of hoppers being stored in that new Delco Lead Yard.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby Erie Limited » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:59 pm

nick11a wrote:
Erie Limited wrote:At around 4:45pm today I heard ME-2 call in the clear on the Delco Lead. I haven't heard them reference the Delco Lead in quite a long time. So, is there some new business or were they just using the lead to get in the clear for NJT?

Rob


On my trip to DC yesterday, I noticed there was a string of hoppers being stored in that new Delco Lead Yard.


Thanks for the info! I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby OportRailfan » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:37 pm

CR-ME02, with the CSXT 2798+18, on the move west to National Can
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby OportRailfan » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:08 pm

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NS traveling Track Production Gang train leaving Lincoln and headed East.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby OportRailfan » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:47 pm

OportRailfan wrote: Image

NS traveling Track Production Gang train leaving Lincoln and headed East.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby planespotting » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:59 pm

What's the new business on the Delco Lead near Jersey Ave Station? Regular rotation of hoppers for the last six months and a ton of material stored outside.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby OCtrainguy » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:14 am

I've been wanting to share these as I have a question, but hey, better late than never as the old saying goes.

On February 22nd, I was at Metuchen station and I saw this Metuchen Yard local shove east past the station and then head west. I didn't have a scanner so I am not sure what job this was. The train was all ACF covered hoppers. This was shortly after one o'clock.

Conrail caboose: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4427380
NS GP38-2 5312: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4427381

After shoving past the signal and a brief wait, Amtrak gave them the okay to proceed west:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4427382
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4427383
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4427384

A Farmer's Co-Op covered hopper:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4427385

Any information on what local this is would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby OportRailfan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:30 am

Conrail ME-2
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby BigDell » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:15 pm



Nice to actually see a caboose on the NEC.

Anyone know if there are any freights on the corridor going through Elizabeth anymore? I tend to think not, but it's hard for me to vary my "train time", so perhaps it's happening overnight or at other odd times.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby OCtrainguy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:27 pm

OportRailfan wrote:Conrail ME-2


Thank you for that.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby OCtrainguy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:28 pm

BigDell wrote:


Nice to actually see a caboose on the NEC.

Anyone know if there are any freights on the corridor going through Elizabeth anymore? I tend to think not, but it's hard for me to vary my "train time", so perhaps it's happening overnight or at other odd times.


What comes to my mind is the transfer freight between Oak Island and Metuchen, but I don't know exactly when that runs. A hunch would say during the overnight.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby waldwickrailfan » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:24 am

OCtrainguy wrote:
BigDell wrote:


Nice to actually see a caboose on the NEC.

Anyone know if there are any freights on the corridor going through Elizabeth anymore? I tend to think not, but it's hard for me to vary my "train time", so perhaps it's happening overnight or at other odd times.


What comes to my mind is the transfer freight between Oak Island and Metuchen, but I don't know exactly when that runs. A hunch would say during the overnight.


ME47 runs around 1-2am out of Oak Island. Not sure on what days though
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby amtrakhogger » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:29 am

I saw two locals working yesterday, ME-2 was in National Can and another working off the "0" in the receiving yard. I will guess the other was the ME-10?
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby Erie Limited » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:01 pm

A quick report on today's ME-2.

I heard them working the National Can lead after 1:30 and a little after 2pm they were getting permission to head west to County. They arrived around 2:30pm.

Here they are shortly after arrival, on the Millstone, preparing to run around the short train:
https://flic.kr/p/F7YF1Q

During the run-around process, two Amtrak regionals passed on the NEC:
https://flic.kr/p/F7YEUC

They then spent quite a while working the plastics customer on the Delco Lead:
https://flic.kr/p/F8arEP

There are a lot of covered hoppers in there! I had to leave shortly after that, but I heard on the radio that they also had work on the Millstone. Busy day...

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby ccutler » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:15 pm

Its encouraging to see so much business there again. Do you know what types of loads are going up the Millstone branch?
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