Daytime Operations

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Daytime Operations

Postby ebtmikado » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:53 pm

For the first time, a friend and I chased Su-99 in June, and had a wonderful adventure.
We drove down from Connecticut, and it was well worth it!
Will definitely be doing it again, once days get longer again.

But in the meantime, what daytime operations can be seen on the Southern Division?

Thanks,
Lee
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby waldwickrailfan » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:17 am

ebtmikado wrote:For the first time, a friend and I chased Su-99 in June, and had a wonderful adventure.
We drove down from Connecticut, and it was well worth it!
Will definitely be doing it again, once days get longer again.

But in the meantime, what daytime operations can be seen on the Southern Division?

Thanks,
Lee


WS1 usually works in the morning hours in the Bogota-Jersey City area daily
WS2 runs (usually Sundays only) in the morning up until noon, and works Ridgefield Park, North Bergen, and in between
WS3 runs in the early-mid afternoon, normally M-F, working Ridgefield Park and Little Ferry
WS4 runs in the mid-late afternoon, normally M-F, working North Bergen-Saddle Brook and return
WS5 runs in the evening and overnight and works businesses between Saddle Brook and Pompton Lakes
SJ1 runs M-F, based out of Sparta, and normally works Sparta, but occasionally runs east to Pompton Lakes if needed
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby ebtmikado » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:51 pm

THANK YOU!
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby rr503 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:51 pm

What does WS stand for? SJ is Sparta Junction, right?
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby waldwickrailfan » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:05 am

rr503 wrote:What does WS stand for? SJ is Sparta Junction, right?


Yes, SJ is Sparta Junction
I forget the exact name of WS, but it was a long time ago based out of Little Ferry.
Another symbol is LF1, which has been running Sundays lately out of Ridgefield Park, and doing as needed work along the line
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby Steve F45 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:20 am

WS stands for West Shore, the line (Riverline) was first called the New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad. There is a granite marker down at the Tonnelle ave park and ride from when it was removed from the old tunnel when it was rehabbed for the hblr.
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby rr503 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:17 pm

It seems that sparta ready mix got a spur installed. What are they shipping?
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby RichM » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:55 am

Wild guess, but...

Probably not shipping but receiving aggregate, sand or cement.
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby rr503 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:19 pm

What an absolutely wild guess :-D :-D
I wonder which one(s) though?
I couldn't see any cars from the road, and OCD me was bothered by not knowing :-)
Also, doesn't tar sometimes go by rail
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Re: Daytime Operations

Postby RichM » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:42 pm

I've been away from northern NJ for a long time, I think the local guys can better speculate, but that heavy oil that's used for paving with chipped stone, yes, that's what the company between Syracuse and Binghamton receives, I'm just not sure how frequently that's still used in NJ, and I think those cars need a source of steam or hot water to unload.

Look for covered hopers vs. tank cars, that's the first cut!

And all in good fun... now is Linde still unloading CO2 in Butler?

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