Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:46 pm

I'm very familiar with the concrete company, my dad works in the building next to them, but last had been up there the siding didn't go all the way in like it was supposed to. Maybe they finished it on load from the field? The old bemis plant was bought by a company selling Himalayan salt products. I think they just use it as a warehouse. I had read that they were going to ship by rail but I haven't seen any cars on the siding(s). Atleast the concrete plant had shipped some loads, if the siding is into the plant they could get Raw materials in- stone and cement and ship finished products out.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby ccutler » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:43 pm

Here is a photo from just outside the new [veteran-owned, according to sign] cement plant. Those huge concrete blocks, about 4' high, are all over the place. They would be ideal for shipping by rail because of their heavy weight.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby ccutler » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:44 pm

Some other photos from my bike ride in BRWRR territory:
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby ccutler » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:27 pm

I see the Rinchem website does list having a rail spur on their Flemington site, though I doubt they've used it since moving in.
The propane distributer had a tank car on their spur last weekend.
Will the Lambertville quarry start shipping by rail again when the Lambertville track rehab work is done?
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NYSW2300 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:32 am

ccutler wrote:Here is a photo from just outside the new [veteran-owned, according to sign] cement plant. Those huge concrete blocks, about 4' high, are all over the place. They would be ideal for shipping by rail because of their heavy weight.


An empty Center beam flatcar was placed for loading just today, the third or fourth since June.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NYSW2300 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:34 am

ccutler wrote:I see the Rinchem website does list having a rail spur on their Flemington site, though I doubt they've used it since moving in.
The propane distributer had a tank car on their spur last weekend.
Will the Lambertville quarry start shipping by rail again when the Lambertville track rehab work is done?


Rinchem received one boxcar at their site in 2014, nothing since.

There are no plans to fix the tracks north of Flemington Jct to the Quarry. In fact the Rt 29 xing was paved over a few years ago at the entrance to the quarry.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby chuchubob » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:11 pm

Triple Header Day morning departure from Flemington.
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passenger cars BRW 297 and 1009
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby trainspot » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:19 pm

Can anyone help with the road number for this hopper? Thanks!
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby TOMSTV1 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:57 pm

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A Blast From The Past !
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby Ken W2KB » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:22 pm

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby RussNelson » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:19 pm

I'm trying to update OpenStreetMap to accurately represent your railroad. Can you post GPS coordinates of the southernmost operable portion of track? I spent an hour last night adding bridges and spurs and aligning your railroad to the Bing aerials. But I don't know exactly what portion of tracks you can now operate on.

If you want to take a minute and look at https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/4 ... 4797974406 to see if I've got all the tracks correct, I'd appreciate it. Here's your system map, at least, as good as I've got it. Again, corrections appreciated.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby Ken W2KB » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:58 pm

Hi Russ. Nice effort. Thanks. The most recent System Bulletin Order has the following: "9. BR&W MAIN TRACK 6.00-6.11 IN-SERVICE
Black River & Western Railroad Main Track in-service - MILEPOST 6.00 to BOSS ROAD 6.11, meeting FRA CLASS I minimum standards. Maximum Speed for all trains 10 MPH. Rule 93 in-effect."

Work equipment can go further south, but the limit of 0.11 miles south of Boss Road is the limit for passenger trains.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby RussNelson » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:18 pm

Thanks, yes, it does. I put in a note about the track being up to CLASS 1 standard, and left the in-progress track as "disused". Don't want the public looking at it and thinking they can take a train places where they can't.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby Ken W2KB » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:50 am

Good idea! With respect to the red line on the system diagram, the parallel trackage at the north end at the Three Bridges interchange with Norfolk Southern is also BR&W owned, up to about the middle of the actual short connecting track (the one directly connected to the switch on NS) to the NS Lehigh Line.

Also, at the south end, in addition to what you show the track main track parallel to the river is owned by BR&W north to about the location of the quarry, i.e., to a point about one-half mile north of Route 202.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:47 am

Passed through Flemington yesterday, looked like alot of track work by the old Hunterdon concrete plant, looked like tie replacement?
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