When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

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When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby NYS&W142Fan » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:27 pm

I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me when was the last use of Steam on the CNJ through Long Valley? As a kid in School in Long Valley I thought I saw a steamer around late November or early December 1956. Does anyone know?
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Re: When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby cnj1524 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:35 pm

I think its on UTUBE,774 camelback out of JCT.
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Re: When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby Steam man » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:31 am

Last steam powered freights were in 1953,last regular scheduled passenger trains in 1954,last steam excursion trip using 4-6-0 T-38 #774 was in 1955 from Jersey City over the Wharton & Northern and High Bridge branch.
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Re: When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby NYS&W142Fan » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:53 am

To those who replied, thank you for the information. What I saw was in the distance and could have been a "smoky" Baby-Faced Baldwin!
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Re: When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:56 pm

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Re: When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby JimBoylan » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:47 pm

If your sighting was about 5 years newer, it could have been the start of the original Black River & Western RR steam operations on the Chester branch of the High Bridge branch of the CNJ.
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Re: When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby GSC » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:43 pm

The original Black River operation began in 1965, to help date things here.
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Re: When Was the last Steam on the Central RR of NJ

Postby Ken W2KB » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:41 pm

GSC wrote:The original Black River operation began in 1965, to help date things here.


Correct, though I understand that the locomotive was stored for a few years before 1965 on the Chester Branch off of the High Bridge Branch.
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