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by The Blue Comet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operations
Replies: 209
Views: 79299

Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Any updates on "the seashore line" would be appreciated. Route 539 crossing work looks to be finished. Looking down the track in both directions looks great. Just need to see a train! Google Earth hasn't been updated since the two rails were reinstalled across 539. Not sure if a loop in the Clayton ...
by The Blue Comet
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: Hurricane Irma Updates
Replies: 38
Views: 63515

Re: Hurricane Irma Updates

Am a retired Airline pilot who also spent 30 years flying large Air Force Transports (C-141, KC-10's) and was always in the publics eyes in evacuation or large scale WX events. I keep reflecting on the incredible effort during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and the failed attempt to rescue so many ...
by The Blue Comet
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Belle Mead General Depot? Hillsborough
Replies: 28
Views: 17271

Re: Belle Mead General Depot? Hillsborough

Was driving along Amwell Road and witnessed removal of old track bed (rails and ties) rail spur from BelleMead Depot towards Neshanick and Three Bridges. Machine operator told me he was contracted to clean up hazmat sight. No new track or hiking trail. Just shovel ready work to return land back to n...
by The Blue Comet
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Blue Comet Line Route 539 Crossing
Replies: 6
Views: 5251

Re: Blue Comet Line Route 539 Crossing

I've read the bridge in Lakehurst is near completion. Am so frustrated google earth hasn't updated and any pictures of track progress would be appreciated. Thanks
Bob
by The Blue Comet
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Belle Mead General Depot? Hillsborough
Replies: 28
Views: 17271

Re: Belle Mead General Depot? Hillsborough

During WWII Belle Mead depot also served as a POW camp with German soldiers. My father in Law worked there during and after the war. I grew up in Bellemead and lived on E Mountain Ave and remember the rail spur crossing 206 and also a second track crossing Amwell Road. Interesting thread.
Bob
by The Blue Comet
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operations
Replies: 209
Views: 79299

Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Sure wish Google Earth or Like app, with birds eye view mapping offered more real time, up to date progress on track work.
by The Blue Comet
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Blue Comet Line Route 539 Crossing
Replies: 6
Views: 5251

Blue Comet Line Route 539 Crossing

Have seen track work completed at Route 539 crossing. Clayton Concrete and Woodmansie I believe will be the end of the CNJ Seashore line just Northeast of the route 72 overpass. Haven't seen any info on track rehab to Winslow Junction. Any idea or info on when sand will start heading towards RedBank...
by The Blue Comet
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Blue Comet whistles
Replies: 5
Views: 3229

Re: Blue Comet whistles

A little off topic, Am interested in your fascination with the Blue Comet. My Great Uncle, Bish Smith was one of the Engineers on this remarkable locomotive. I too am 65 and vaguely remember him as a very young boy when he lived the remainder of his life with my Grandmother. My Dad is still alive, g...
by The Blue Comet
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Topic: Blue Comet dining Car Dishware
Replies: 1
Views: 4172

Blue Comet dining Car Dishware

My Grandfather, Bish Smith was an Engineer on the Blue Comet and this wonderful train is near and dear to me. Am looking for any pictures or collections of the dishware used in the dining car. Were the dished specially designed for this train? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
Bob Cramer

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