Grenloch Branch (abandoned portion)

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Re: Grenloch Branch (abandoned portion)

Postby David » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:45 am

As stated, the tracks end just shy of the NJ Turnpike in Bellmawr. These tracks are all active except for a few sidings going to a few industries that are not operating in the industrial park. Some of these tracks are "disconnected" from the main. Under the turnpike there are no longer any tracks. About less then a mile from there, the trail begins. Hopefully some new industries will open.
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Re: Grenloch Branch (abandoned portion)

Postby john burke » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:48 am

Does anyone remember when the old steam engine was replaced by the Diesel ? I assume it was some time in the mid fifties.
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Re: Grenloch Branch (abandoned portion)

Postby john burke » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:11 pm

Does anyone know when the old steam engine trains were replaced by the Diesel ? I seem to remember as a boy sometime around the mid fifties I saw the last of the old locomotives make it's final run. John
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Re: Grenloch Branch (abandoned portion)

Postby David » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:40 pm

john burke wrote:Does anyone know when the old steam engine trains were replaced by the Diesel ? I seem to remember as a boy sometime around the mid fifties I saw the last of the old locomotives make it's final run. John




Yes--Around 1955-56 was the last of steam on the Grenloch Branch. The last one I saw was a 0-6-0 engine with a dovetail tender taking gondolas to the sand pit in Grenloch. I could view the trains from my back yard in Mount Ephraim.
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Re: Grenloch Branch (abandoned portion)

Postby john burke » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:11 am

Thanks for answering my question, I was just a boy when I saw the last of the great steam Locomotives around 1955-56. I was never a fan of the diesel. John
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Re: Grenloch Branch (abandoned portion)

Postby john burke » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:41 am

I long for the old steam locomotives so I took a ride up to Stroudsburg Pa. and took a ride on the Stroudsburg Railroad. It was to great to see the black smoke and steam coming out of the engine and to get a wiff of the smoke once again. It reminded me of a time back in the fifties when steam ruled. I'm not a big fan of the diesel.
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