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URHS of NJ Preservation News

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:55 am

This thread is for posting news updates and discussion of preservation activities related to the United Railway Historical Society of New Jersey for 2010. If you have questions about their policies or other non-preservation activities, please start a new thread.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby SGLX1202 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:21 pm

2010 looks to be a good year for our efforts in Boonton. With 2 projects nearing completion, the PRR flat car and the RDG caboose, and the work being done to the E8's and GG1, things are shaping up. So as soon as the weather breaks and we can bear to be outside again, look for work sessions to be posted. Thanks to everyone who has, is continuing, and will be helping to restore this equiptment.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:48 pm

SGLX1202 wrote:With 2 projects nearing completion, the PRR flat car and the RDG caboose...


Steve, have any pictures? Once these two projects are completed, what will happen to them? Destined for use or display at other museums in the region? Will there be future Open Houses at Boonton?

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby SGLX1202 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:38 pm

Next time i'm at the yard I'll take some pictures and post. Hope to see the caboose get used somewhere, not sure with the flat car at this point, but we'll see what comes up. As far as open houses, nothing at the moment.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby Kaback9 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:31 pm

I thought they were not allowed to hold open houses any more in the yard in Boonton.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby NJT4272 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:34 pm

Kaback9 wrote:I thought they were not allowed to hold open houses any more in the yard in Boonton.


http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=127&t=58031&start=75#p691636
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby Btkspot89 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:36 am

Thank you Jeff for clearing that up... I wasn't sure about it either. The Boonton yard is indeed a hazard to all non volunteers.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby SGLX1202 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:43 pm

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby Mr. Ed » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:48 am

Do any of the diesels at Boonton run?

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby SGLX1202 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:00 pm

Only the PSE&G switcher. Although only 1 of the 2 Cummins 6 cylinder diesels run, she stills runs good.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby Mr. Ed » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:06 am

For short consists, you only need one.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby Otto Vondrak » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:59 am

NJT4272 wrote:
Kaback9 wrote:I thought they were not allowed to hold open houses any more in the yard in Boonton.


http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=127&t=58031&start=75#p691636


I forgot about that, thanks for the reminder.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby Steve F45 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:11 pm

looking good.

How come the PRR flat wasn't painted first before the new wood was put down?
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby SGLX1202 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:44 am

If it was up to me at the time it would have been. However the surface the deck sits on was primed at least, and a few boards already mounted, so rather than take them up we continued on. Not a big deal.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News - 2010

Postby larry1090 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:37 am

Hello, Just a quick update were back in full swing up at the boonton yard with lots of things going on. The first big project was to clear the right of way with all the trees's that have fallen on the tracks and on one of the cars.
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tree's on one of the cars.
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We started working on the flat car again and are trying to get the boards done as soon as we can. Any one with any Free time, we could always use extra hands for this or any of our other projets were going to be working on this year. We are woking in the yard weekdays and weekends. The days we work on change so if you can help email me to be placed on the email work group email list or you can PM me on here also.

Other big news is the Fence is going in very soon. We had our last meeting with the fence company and Transit. We are looking foward to getting the yard Fenced in.

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neat picture taken between two box cars as a train passes.
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Stay tuned for more update's from me and Steve as we get time to post them.

Remember Help is always needed Email or PM for more info.

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