Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NJRAILNUT » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:46 pm

Hey guys--

Apologies if this has been posted somewhere else, but I didn't see it in this thread. I feel like this should be shared....this is quite a video here.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQDSQpc ... e=youtu.be

(Skip to 30 seconds in if you do not wish to view intro)

It appears this was filmed during the September 2016 Triple Header day.

Absolutely stunning that the driver:
A) did not see/hear the locomotives and flashing lights (how?!?!)
B) was traveling that fast to begin with
C) Somehow did NOT t-bone the engine

Credit to Liberty Railfan productions. Videos like this should be shared and used to reinforce the critical need for motorists to respect all railroad crossing and be very aware at all times behind the wheel. I don't want to assume, but this looks like a classic case of distracted driving to me.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby liftedjeep » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:53 pm

2017 BR&W Easter Bunny Express

Pictures taken on April 14th of the Black River & Western's Easter Express from Flemington to Ringoes with PRR #9206 (SW1) on the point.

-PRR #9206 built in 1949:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4682569

-Approaching Johanna Farms Rd:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4682576

-Around a curve in the Ringoes countryside:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4682580

-#9206 bringing the Easter Bunny Express back into the Ringoes station after running around the train for the return trip to Flemington:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4682585

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NYSW2300 » Sun May 21, 2017 10:44 am

via Facebook"

BR&W is proud to announce the return of excursion train service between Ringoes and Bowne Station! Thanks to generous donations from our supporters and the hard work of our volunteers, the 2.5 miles of railroad connecting Ringoes and Bowne Station are now officially open for passenger service! (For those of you keeping track, this brings us exactly 2.5 miles closer to bringing the train back to Lambertville!)
Check our website frequently, as we'll be adding several special trains and events over this "new" railroad, beginning with a special preview of our "Bowne Station Local" excursion, departing Ringoes at 1:00 PM this Sunday May 21!
http://www.blackriverrailroad.com/bownestationlocal
In just a few years this section of railroad has come a long way - from being overgrown and almost forgotten, to an integral part of BR&W's plans for the future!
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:45 am

Just read that BDRV 1259 is going to the beldel, what will they use for freight on the Flemington line,?
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby OCtrainguy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:35 pm

I was wondering what motive power would be used on the non-steam days. I'd like to see the PRR painted switcher.

I know they are running a mixed freight on the weekend of July 22-23, but I have previous plans for that weekend.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:15 pm

I took my son on the bowne station local a few weeks ago, they were using the Pennsylvania engine then, also passed last weekend and it was out. I wonder if 112 is being painted back to lv colors? Also I know 60 broke a while back and hasn't been out since. Last I hear gp9 1849 will be sent to ringoes for freight.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NYSW2300 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:38 am

BR&W #400 (LV #112) is being leased for freight. Currently #1854,#1849,#1850, and #8142 are at K-M in Morrisville. I don't believe any of those are leaving. #1853, and #1858 are currently oos at Knoxville Locomotive Works, perhaps one of those are close to being repaired. Also to note #1259 was only sent to the BDRV to help with the Thomas event the next two weekends, so its also possible that it or #1202 will be returned to the BR&W after next weekend.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:53 am

Where did 400 go? Makes sense for the Thomas event, plus they have 9206 and I believe 438 is in service as well.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby NYSW2300 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:24 am

brwfan wrote:Where did 400 go? Makes sense for the Thomas event, plus they have 9206 and I believe 438 is in service as well.

#400 is being leased by the BR&W from PRRLLC to cover freight on the BR&W. #400 is in Three Bridges. #400,#9206, and #438 are not owned by the BR&W. #400 and #9206 are owned by PRRLLC, and #438 is owned by the BRRHT.
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby OCtrainguy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:15 pm

Thanks for the info everyone. Also seems to have stirred up a nice conversation as well!
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby brwfan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:26 pm

Any updates on 60 ?
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Postby pumpers » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:13 pm

brwfan wrote:I took my son on the bowne station local a few weeks ago, they were using the Pennsylvania engine then, also passed last weekend and it was out. I wonder if 112 is being painted back to lv colors? Also I know 60 broke a while back and hasn't been out since. Last I hear gp9 1849 will be sent to ringoes for freight.

I was on a bike ride a few weeks ago on Garboski Rd and saw a work train going down in the Bowne Station (Lambertville???) direction. Anything new to report on that end of the line?
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