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Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby David Hutchinson » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:52 am

East Penn GP18 number 1800 (ex-NYSW) is now at Campbell Hall. Should be there to help with new propane transfer facility in Maybrook, as well as the other runs out of Campbell Hall.
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby SecaucusJunction » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:20 pm

I read they're looking to ship 100 trucks a day out of there during peak season...
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby David Hutchinson » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:09 am

two tracks, 8 cars each and they have committed to 3 switches a day..........
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby DogBert » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:35 am

Sounds like quite the bump in business.

Did M&NJ previously run every day, or have a fixed routine for servicing customers?
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby David Hutchinson » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:34 pm

from what I can tell this is a huge bump..... rumors out there about additional new power to run to Suffern and back... they have definitely increased business from CR days.......
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby SecaucusJunction » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:17 am

I haven't seen any cars for them on H70's recently. So if this is happening, it hasn't started at all yet.
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby chuxter26 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:42 pm

At this point they don't have the ability to run to Suffern......
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby David Hutchinson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:10 am

I know that, but there is an unconfirmed rumor about them taking the freight business from NS.....
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby chuxter26 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 am

Let us know if the rumor gets confirmed....
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby SecaucusJunction » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:23 pm

They already have all the Campbell Hall freight business...
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby AMK0123 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:16 pm

They do have all the freight business out of Campbell Hall and Hudson Secondary (Campbell Hall Cluster). They do operate on a small section of the tier to get onto the secondary. Don't see NS giving up all that traffic up to Campbell hall. Would be nice, and maybe more possible to see MNJ pick up the tier west of there. I believe NS only switches out a lumber company and MNJ's operation in Middletown. Would make sense for MNJ to tie both there operations together.
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby pumpers » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:58 pm

I thought I when M&NJ first got some of that traffic from NS that kept a few big customers in the area. Is that still the case (or was it never true)?
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby SecaucusJunction » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:11 am

There aren't really any big customers in that area. I believe they still bring a few cars a week to the other MNJ interchange in Middletown and maybe one other customer out there. The bigger customers are east of Suffern. And when I say bigger, I mean bigger than anything in Middletown.
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby pumpers » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:18 am

OK, so besides delivering cars to MNJ, it sounds like perhaps NS kept a few smaller customers in the Campbell Hall/Middletown area?
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Re: Middletown & New Jersey / East Penn

Postby SecaucusJunction » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:35 pm

Any business along the main stayed with NS. Only the branch lines went to East Penn
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