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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby NJT4149 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:25 pm

snavely wrote:SOP is Westbound trains enter the loop at Bay Head to become eastbounds. Thus, loco stays at same end for both east & west runs until train returns to BH, loops and reverses loco position relative to train direction. Fueling discontinued at BH several years ago and tank cars that had been there for decades removed. Fueling now done at MMC.

They now fuel engines in BH. Fueling at the MMC stopped in 2015
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:58 pm

When a westbound shuttle approaches Bay Head, whatever is at the front of the train will often lead the consist east(rr direction) to Long Branch. If let's say there is a shuttle scheduled to arrive into Bay Head with about an hour to spare before that same consist turns to a through train to Hoboken or NYP, you can probably count on whatever leads the consist from Long Branch will lead back north to Hoboken or NYP. Since the majority of trains that head to Bay Head are powered by dual modes, it doesn't matter so much about having the dual mode lead to Hoboken and NYP.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:04 pm

NJT4149 wrote:
snavely wrote:Fueling discontinued at BH several years ago and tank cars that had been there for decades removed. Fueling now done at MMC.

They now fuel engines in BH. Fueling at the MMC stopped in 2015


One of the tank cars is at Pine Creek at Allaire, another is at Strasburg. Not sure of where the third tanker went.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:13 pm

njt/mnrrbuff wrote:When a westbound shuttle approaches Bay Head, whatever is at the front of the train will often lead the consist east(rr direction) to Long Branch. If let's say there is a shuttle scheduled to arrive into Bay Head with about an hour to spare before that same consist turns to a through train to Hoboken or NYP, you can probably count on whatever leads the consist from Long Branch will lead back north to Hoboken or NYP. Since the majority of trains that head to Bay Head are powered by dual modes, it doesn't matter so much about having the dual mode lead to Hoboken and NYP.


I was curious about it as I watched 4213 push for few runs eastbound, pull westbound, and then an hour or so later the whole affair was reversed. Seeing how often 4213 was operating, I don't imagine it went farther east than Long Branch.

Since most of the NJCL trains are powered with ALP 45s, what happened to the PL 42s? Visually, the PLs had a cool space shuttle look to them, while the ALPs look like they were designed by someone carving a bar of soap.

Over the years, I've watched NY&LB trains with Trainmasters, Baby Trainmasters, Geep7s, RS3s, RS11s, Sharknoses, SD35s, E-units, Geep40s, Screamin' F40s, PLs, and now ALPs. Variety!
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby GSC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:42 pm

Haven't seen 4213 for a few days. Looks like PL42 4004 has taken over.
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby R&DB » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:35 am

GSC wrote:
Over the years, I've watched NY&LB trains with Trainmasters, Baby Trainmasters, Geep7s, RS3s, RS11s, Sharknoses, SD35s, E-units, Geep40s, Screamin' F40s, PLs, and now ALPs. Variety!

Gary, add in the K4s before '57. various PRR freight power from Manasquan to Neptune before '63 and last but not least the doodlebug before '62. What other rail line has ever seen such an assortment?
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Re: North Jersey Coast Line Thread

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:25 pm

A doodlebug with cab signals, no less.
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