US Navy Earle Railroad

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by RailsEast » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:52 pm

Nice find on the pic, Chris.
And while we're on the subject, can someone mention to the crew to not lay on the horn like that at 5:15AM?! It's really interrupting my beauty sleep....grrr....
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by Jtgshu » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:38 am

RailsEast wrote:Nice find on the pic, Chris.
And while we're on the subject, can someone mention to the crew to not lay on the horn like that at 5:15AM?! It's really interrupting my beauty sleep....grrr....
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by NJT4115 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:32 pm

Nothin' like an F40 blasting past your bedroom window early in the morning :)
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by drailed » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:43 pm

I grew up in the area. As a young teen in the late 1960's a friend and I would often attempt riding our 10 speed bikes on the service road parallel to the Earle train track. It was a smooth, well maintained road with no traffic and perfect for bicycling. Usually within 10 or 15 minutes we'd be caught, admonished and escorted off to the nearest exit by the patrolling MP's, though. lol

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by NJT4115 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:45 pm

drailed wrote:I grew up in the area. As a young teen in the late 1960's a friend and I would often attempt riding our 10 speed bikes on the service road parallel to the Earle train track. It was a smooth, well maintained road with no traffic and perfect for bicycling. Usually within 10 or 15 minutes we'd be caught, admonished and escorted off to the nearest exit by the patrolling MP's, though. lol
If you were to do that now who knows what would happen to you. Also, do trains still run on this line?
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by Ken W2KB » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:33 am

NJT4115 wrote:
drailed wrote:I grew up in the area. As a young teen in the late 1960's a friend and I would often attempt riding our 10 speed bikes on the service road parallel to the Earle train track. It was a smooth, well maintained road with no traffic and perfect for bicycling. Usually within 10 or 15 minutes we'd be caught, admonished and escorted off to the nearest exit by the patrolling MP's, though. lol
If you were to do that now who knows what would happen to you. Also, do trains still run on this line?
(1) trespass arrest in all likelihood, and (2) yes, the line is still active.
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by ChrisU » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:09 pm

NJT4115 wrote:
drailed wrote:I grew up in the area. As a young teen in the late 1960's a friend and I would often attempt riding our 10 speed bikes on the service road parallel to the Earle train track. It was a smooth, well maintained road with no traffic and perfect for bicycling. Usually within 10 or 15 minutes we'd be caught, admonished and escorted off to the nearest exit by the patrolling MP's, though. lol
If you were to do that now who knows what would happen to you. Also, do trains still run on this line?
They run quite frequently, but only when a ship is in the pier, or for some normal spotting in waterfront every once in a blue moon. Don't worry this line isn't going anywhere for a long time.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by Earle Baldwin » Thu May 09, 2013 2:40 pm

I've recently seen some MOW activity taking place adjacent to the parkway overpass. One day there was a hi-rail truck and the next there was quite a bit of track equipment at work next to the West Front Street grade crossing.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by ChrisU » Thu May 09, 2013 2:59 pm

I saw some new ties laid alongside the ROW at Oak Hill rd.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by glenn cannizzaro » Thu May 09, 2013 6:24 pm

look for two new locomotives coming soon, between june and september

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by RailsEast » Fri May 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Very interesting, thanks for the heads-up, Glenn; that will make for an interesting move down the Southern Secondary this summer.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by Earle Baldwin » Thu May 16, 2013 5:38 am

There's been track machinery parked on the in service track between Nut Swamp and Oak Hill Road crossings the past few evenings.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by ChrisU » Thu May 16, 2013 6:32 am

Yup,saw them yesterday at Oak Hill Road and on Monday and Saturday I saw them sitting on the O.O.S track by Nut Swamp Rd.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by hazmatmess » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:47 pm

Saw the train today around 4 pm or so. Was on the North bound GSP, went over the overpass and saw the train's lights and about 2 or 3 police vehicles (red and blue light bars). Sorry I didn't have much more info but figured someone might want to know.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by RailsEast » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:13 pm

Funny you should mention the movement today....I caught them at Kings Hwy East in Middletown on my way home (just before you saw them), first in line at the traffic light. Great, I thought, so I grabbed my camera for a stealth shot, but the MP pulled up to the crossing, stopped and looked me right in the eyes (as if he knew I was a railfan)!
I just plain didn't have the balls to point and shoot, so off they went. For the record, SW1200s 65-00630 and 65-00631 (if I remember correctly).........

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