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Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby Conrail Blue » Fri May 15, 2015 12:12 am

I've searched and couldn't find any threads dedicated to Port Reading yard and its operations so I figured I'd make one. Does anyone know when the locals run out of there? I've always wanted to catch them working the businesses in Avenel but I could never get there at the right time. Also PR-20 working the Perth Amboy industrial. If anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby kilroy » Tue May 19, 2015 4:48 pm

Not sure about the local industry jobs. I have seen them go out to Perth a boy in mid to late afternoon a couple of times but I'm not around there enough to know if that is the exception or the rule.

Trains out of Motiva usually run in he mornings. They use to start around 8 am pretty consistently a year or two ago but I don't think it is quite as consistent anymore.
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby rr503 » Tue May 19, 2015 8:08 pm

What train brings cars to PR?
Is it the same one that goes to Sayreville, or is it separate?
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby RailsEast » Wed May 20, 2015 8:18 pm

Train OI-16 brings cars down every day (running as JR-2 on Monday and Tuesday) from Oak Island, setting out at Pt. Reading in the early afternoon, then continuing to Browns Yard in Sayreville. Motiva pulls are still early morning (8:00ish), PR-8 runs south on the GS Secondary to NJT to access Raritan River Steel & Cutters siding early afternoon on a few days. Oil trains and locals to the Linden branch are as needed. The Reformatory branch runs as needed, I think mid-late morning if I remember correctly. Local to Perth Amboy can run late afternoon as needed. Early morning (7:00-8:00am) NS intermodal train to E-Rail (Elizabeth, forget symbol offhand) is a regular visitor as well. Keep the radio on 160.9350 for activity in the area.....
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby kilroy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:51 pm

NS train is 20arrrrrrrrrr (20R).
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby RailsEast » Fri May 20, 2016 9:03 pm

Just a quick heads-up....newly painted NS 3365 has been teamed up with NS 1700 (EL unit) this week on the OI-16, if anyone is interested......

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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby rr503 » Sun May 22, 2016 7:55 pm

Caught them this morning from the TPK (my first heritage unit!)
Also, there is a BCOL GE sitting at the end of the motavia (?) siding.
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby joesirr » Fri May 05, 2017 3:35 pm

Hi,
A few questions if I may. I listen mostly all day and night to 160.935, 160.860, 160.980 and Coastline.

1) Is Detector CP PD now CP Ron?

2) What is "The Horn"? Is it what looks something like a double Wye by Carteret St and Renewal Way (CP Ron)? I haven't driven there yet, just going by Wikimapia. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=40.569094&lon=-74.247236&z=16&m=bh&tag=731&show=/25062871/CP-PD

3) PR 20 says to Coastline dispatcher he's at Perth Amboy Industrial and wants to go straight across to the Garden State but I really can't see too much. Where exactly is Wood? Under The Outerbridge?

Please consider that I don't live in NJ but across the Arthur Kill. Any other info would be appreciated; Maybe like where are other CPs etc.Thanks!
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby RailsEast » Fri May 05, 2017 5:02 pm

1) Yes, although the detector still transmits "PD" when trains pass
2) The Horn is the connecting track from the Port Reading Secondary to the Garden State Secondary (making a wye at that location). 'Ron' has nothing to do with the naming of that local street.
3) WOOD interlocking is beneath the Outerbridge Crossing approach on the Jersey side; Conrail trains enter/exit the NJT North Jersey Coast Line at this location (OI-16, PR locals to Cutter siding on NJT). Perth Amboy Industrial locals also utilize this space, and are required to ask permission through the interlocking. This area is inaccessible to the general public (unless you know of a 'hole in the fence' somewhere, which I don't).......hope this helps.
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby joesirr » Fri May 05, 2017 9:55 pm

Thanks Chris!
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Re: Port Reading Yard Operations and Vicinity

Postby joesirr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:09 pm

I live less than a half mile from the Perth Amboy Industrial track and listen to PR 20 every night; usually on 160.860. Sometimes they use Channel 4-160.980 and South Jersey Dispatcher channel-160.935. This Sunday I heard what I think was PR 32 (Thirty two) drilling using 160.620 which is listed as the NI Dispatcher on the River sub division.
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