Where is mp 28.8?

Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, NJ Vike

Where is mp 28.8?

Postby CPSK » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:14 pm

Hi;
I've been hearing the defect detector on the NYS&W at mp 28.8 for a few months now (or maybe it's longer but I wasn't listening).
If Little Ferry is at about mp 5 (like CSX CP5), then I would guestimate 28.8 to be somewhere past Oakland. But when the detector reports the temperature, it is usually significantly lower than the air temp at Teterboro airport where I get my reading on noaa.gov.
The signal from this detector is quite strong from my location, which is in Teaneck. I have a 2m vertical antenna up about 40ft that I use with my VX-150 radio for monitoring railroads.

CP
User avatar
CPSK
 
Posts: 530
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:29 am

Re: Where is mp 28.8?

Postby CPSK » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:56 pm

I just did a trace of the line on Google Earth. If mp 0.0 is at the switch to CR just north of CP Croxton (or W. Croxton, whatever), then mp 28.5 would be at Pompton Lakes, just east of Pompton Jct.
User avatar
CPSK
 
Posts: 530
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:29 am

Re: Where is mp 28.8?

Postby ClearlyDiverging » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:13 pm

You are a little off, but only by a little bit. Milepost 28 is just west of Wyckoff station. So 28.8 is another little bit west. PJ is in the mid 30's in terms of mile posts.
ClearlyDiverging
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:22 am

Re: Where is mp 28.8?

Postby mackdave » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:57 pm

28.8 is the Old Mill Road crossing in Franklin Lakes, at the summit of the grade.

mackdave
mackdave
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:48 pm

Re: Where is mp 28.8?

Postby CPSK » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:36 am

Thanks guys.
If only I could hear the trains as well as the detectors... ha.
User avatar
CPSK
 
Posts: 530
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:29 am


Return to New York, Susquehanna & Western - Past and Present

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests