Dover & Delaware River RR

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Joseph DeLuisi
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Re: Dover & Delaware River RR

Post by Joseph DeLuisi » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:12 pm

I don't know where to post this, but is the Center St Branch in Harrison still active?

CR7876
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Re: Dover & Delaware River RR

Post by CR7876 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:46 am

Work began on Tuesday to lower the railroad under the S.Main St bridge in Phillipsburg.

pumpers
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Re: Dover & Delaware River RR

Post by pumpers » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:06 pm

CR7876 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:46 am
Work began on Tuesday to lower the railroad under the S.Main St bridge in Phillipsburg.
Finally! This has been a long time in coming, that's for sure. Probably frequent poster cvrr knows all the details - hope he is around to share some.
JS

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Re: Dover & Delaware River RR

Post by pumpers » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:19 pm

CR7876 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:46 am
Work began on Tuesday to lower the railroad under the S.Main St bridge in Phillipsburg.
Finally! This has been a long time in coming, that's for sure. If I recall correctly, I think long-time NJ poster cjvrr has posted about plans for this on occasion, back before the D&D - maybe he can fill us in...

pdtrains
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Re: Dover & Delaware River RR

Post by pdtrains » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:00 pm

Sitting in Pburg right now. Track undercutting under brifge on South main st pburg appears to be done. Cut down about 3 feet. New ties, rail, ballast.

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Re: Dover & Delaware River RR

Post by pumpers » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:32 pm

Our reporter on the spot! Thanks pd.
Did they also have to move the switch to the NS main because of the resulting grade? Actually, some deja vu feeling I am having tells me they may have already moved the switch a few years ago in preparation, or maybe I am just mis-remembering someone else's post about the idea which was just an idea, not any actual construction.

Now we can wait for the first taller car (plate F? - I don't know ) to come through.

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Re: Dover & Delaware River RR

Post by pdtrains » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:46 am

Sunday aug 26th run...into Pburg about 10 am. The veterans Geep and one of the NS GP-38's. 9 empties for the NS. 6 loaded covered hoppers in the interchange track, plus I think they waited for the NS to show up at pburg, so as to get some more cars for industries on Monday AM. The interchange siding (extends east from the area of the old DLW roundhouse) is connected on both ends now.

Train went east thru stewartsville about 3pm.

The switch to the NS just west of the station was not moved.

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