US Navy Earle Railroad

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by ChrisU » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:01 pm

RailsEast wrote: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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Sounds right about the SW1200s those are the only two they have.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by TAMR213 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:13 am

RailsEast wrote: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).........

Signed,
Intimidated in Middletown
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Great post, I would be intimidated too haha...

Not to be a stickler for details (especially since I have never seen the train in person), but coming from a Navy Family, wouldn't that "MP" actually have been a Master-at-Arms or a Shore Patrol? Or I guess perhaps some sort of DoD Police, or something of the sort...
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by ChrisU » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:59 pm

TAMR213 wrote:
RailsEast wrote: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).........

Signed,
Intimidated in Middletown
:-)
Great post, I would be intimidated too haha...

Not to be a stickler for details (especially since I have never seen the train in person), but coming from a Navy Family, wouldn't that "MP" actually have been a Master-at-Arms or a Shore Patrol? Or I guess perhaps some sort of DoD Police, or something of the sort...
Yep, Master-at-Arms.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by Earle Baldwin » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

glenn cannizzaro wrote:look for two new locomotives coming soon, between june and september
Since the prospect of new locomotives for Earle was mentioned, I thought this item regarding the introduction of units built to run on bio-diesel at NSA Crane in 2011 would be of interest:

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=58194" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Perhaps Earle's new units will be of a similar design.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by southern sec. kid » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:54 pm

Heard a faint horn in the distance at football practice today for quite a long time. Pretty sure it had to be Earle

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by CNJGeep » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:10 pm

Today's Q433 has a USN Genset. Earle's new toy, perhaps?
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by glenn cannizzaro » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:14 pm

yes , one of two new locomotives

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by glenn cannizzaro » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:14 pm

At least one is at oak island , due at Earle Wednesday or Thursday. Not sure if they are doing a special run from there or not

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by Earle Baldwin » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:23 pm

And here is Earle's newest locomotive, the 65-00647:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Ra ... =1&theater" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by PVRX1 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:00 am

65-00631 is also sub-numbered "6". That is their regular yard engine inside the main base.

The "road train" usually gets two units.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by Earle Baldwin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:33 pm

Here's the second unit coming to Earle, the 65-00648 pictured at NRE:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Ra ... =3&theater" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by bigblue5277 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:19 pm

News Alert!

A yellow United States Navy locomotive is sitting in Browns Yard this evening.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by CNJGeep » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:17 pm

Genset on Today's SA31
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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by bigblue5277 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:01 pm

Tues March 3rd, 4:30 pm Earle Navy train crossed Swimming River Rd. Middletown. I did not see the train nor could I tell which direction it was headed, but I heard the train loud and clear and saw that the north set of tracks were freshly cleared of snow.

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Re: US Navy Earle Railroad

Post by NJT4149 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:05 pm

bigblue5277 wrote:Tues March 3rd, 4:30 pm Earle Navy train crossed Swimming River Rd. Middletown. I did not see the train nor could I tell which direction it was headed, but I heard the train loud and clear and saw that the north set of tracks were freshly cleared of snow.
I go over this crossing every morning on the bus and always hope to catch a train... By any chance, does anybody know an average time they can be seen heading up to Leonardo? I pass over the crossing a little before 7:30 AM if it helps... Thanks in advance
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