Is this trenton?

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Is this trenton?

Postby 25Hz » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:23 pm

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0 ... 366917.jpg

Also, what is that red thing on the right? MU? Cab car? Both?
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby Statkowski » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:16 pm

It's one of PRR's many gas-electrics, manufactured by Brill. Bi-directional, one car served as an entire passenger train on the lighter-trafficked branch lines. Service from Treton could have been for the Bel-Del Division heading northward from Trenton.
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby westernfalls » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:59 pm

Well, yes, it is Trenton.
And that red thing is commonly known as a doodlebug.
But mostly it's yet another improperly linked photo.
It can be found with full description on the RailPictures website or on the GodFatherRails website.
Only the tracks on the eastbound side of the station lead directly to the Bordentown Branch which explains the two trains.
The Nellie Bly is ready for departure to Atlantic City and the doodlebug is one of the Camden commuter trains.
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby amtrakhogger » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:20 pm

The doodlebug also ran to Red Bank via Midway and Jamesburg.
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby 25Hz » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:09 am

Thank you all for the info & replies! I found it via google image search for trenton looking for images of the station that existed two stations ago. The one built by PRR was replaced with an ugly amshack style eyesore, then that was replaced by the current modern and enjoyable structure.
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby 25Hz » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:18 am

Here is one survivor:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=172063

And here is one in service in 1976:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2622167

Might be worth a trip up to ringoes (not that far away from me) to see that first one in person. If i do, i'll post photos. :)
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby pumpers » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:00 pm

westernfalls wrote:Well, yes, it is Trenton.
And that red thing is commonly known as a doodlebug.
But mostly it's yet another improperly linked photo.
It can be found with full description on the RailPictures website or on the GodFatherRails website.
Only the tracks on the eastbound side of the station lead directly to the Bordentown Branch which explains the two trains.

Do you mean they would take the "hill track" (now out of service) to get to the Bordentown branch? I guess as noted the doodlebug could also have gone the otherway to Monmouth Junction and Jamestown, etc.
The Nellie Bly is ready for departure to Atlantic City and the doodlebug is one of the Camden commuter trains.

Did the Nellie Bly take the main towards Philadelphia? If so did it have to reverse at Frankfort Junction for Delair bridge or was there a wye?
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby westernfalls » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:17 pm

pumpers wrote:Do you mean they would take the "hill track" (now out of service) to get to the Bordentown branch?
I guess as noted the doodlebug could also have gone the otherway to Monmouth Junction and Jamestown, etc.
Did the Nellie Bly take the main towards Philadelphia? If so did it have to reverse at Frankfort Junction for Delair bridge or was there a wye?

At the time, it was the Bordentown Branch; indeed, it went up a hill.
The doodlebugs ran three ways out of Trenton: Camden, Phillipsburg and Red Bank. Given that this one is sitting at the west end of the eastbound platform, it was probably a Camden car.
The Nellie Bly operated via the Bordentown Branch as did the Camden service and a commuter train to Philadelphia. They went their seperate ways near Delair.
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby ExCon90 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:15 pm

Interesting to think that not long after leaving Trenton the Nellie Bly would be running down the middle of Broad Street in Burlington behind that K4.
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby 25Hz » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:41 am

ExCon90 wrote:Interesting to think that not long after leaving Trenton the Nellie Bly would be running down the middle of Broad Street in Burlington behind that K4.


That would be so amazing to see today.
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Re: Is this trenton?

Postby pumpers » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:20 pm

There was a Nellie Bly thread a few years ago.viewtopic.php?f=127&t=40328&start=15 (I admit I didn't remember, even though I posted there - I found it by chance with Google.)
At the bottom of the 2nd page, Clamdigger posted that the GG1 electrics were swapped for steam K4's at Trenton. Reading elsewhere in the thread, they did this in 4 minutes!
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