Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby greyhairedpete » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:35 pm

NYSW2300 wrote:BRRHT volunteers have cleared south to the Hamp Rd bridge at MP 2.75. This puts them about 1.5 miles away from Rt 29.


Yup, we cleared about 1/4 mile on Saturday. Keep an eye out for some video of our adventures.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby pumpers » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:49 pm

Fantastic. The locals will sure be shocked when they see you all working your way through Lambertville!
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:47 pm

Just imagine someday being about to do an "across the Delaware" transfer from the Black River and Western RR to the New Hope & Ivyland Scenic Railroad. Well, you would probably have to take a short walk from where the BR&W lets you off in Lambertville across the Delaware to New Hope.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby CNJ Fan 4evr » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:05 pm

That is GREAT news. Hope to once again ride to Lambertville. I did it over 20 years ago.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby greyhairedpete » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:54 pm

We got a late start brush cutting Saturday, but with a gang of just four, we cut another 1/4 mile of brush. We are now about 1.5 miles from Route 29.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Sat May 14, 2016 10:24 pm

Had a great time at national train day, great job
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby Ken W2KB » Mon May 16, 2016 10:09 pm

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brw60 » Tue May 17, 2016 7:21 pm

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby ccutler » Sat May 28, 2016 8:11 pm

Slightly OT, but I figured this thread's followers would know:

There is a new siding to a cement plant just east of Flemington. Is this potential customer intending to ship on BRW?

I also drove through Three Bridges today and was pleased to see a lumber centerbeam car in the mix, meaning a relatively new customer for BRW.

Thanks for any insights.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NYSW2300 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:18 am

The cement plant has shipped 2 outbound loads last month, but nothing currently in the pipeline short term.
The trucking company that has a trans load operation in Ringoes has been receiving cars since 2011, the lumber in not new.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Sun May 29, 2016 10:04 pm

Went for a ride today, seemed like a pretty good sized crowd. Is there going to be any three bridges excursions this summer?
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Mon May 30, 2016 9:36 pm

Did they complete the siding into the concrete plant or load in ringoes? When riding the other day didn't see the for sale sign at the old Flemington concrete plant, did it get sold or maybe I just missed it? If it's sold maybe that could be a new customer. Also still no cars at the former bemis plant, I'm guessing they have to be up and running by now? Maybe just shipping by truck?
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NYSW2300 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:51 am

The concrete plant in question is located between Flemington and Three Bridges on the CNJ side and has a rail siding.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby Ken W2KB » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:20 pm

brwfan wrote:Went for a ride today, seemed like a pretty good sized crowd. Is there going to be any three bridges excursions this summer?


Yes, no and maybe. See:http://www.vratrips.org/brw-photo-freight-night-photo.html
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby ccutler » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:12 pm

If you go to maps.google.com, type in Flemington NJ, and select the satellite view, you can follow the tracks NE out of town and see where the new siding is into the new concrete facility.

Bemis shut down and does not look likely to reopen.
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