Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by OportRailfan » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:39 pm

OI-88 sitting on the east leg of the wye, waiting for 1 Transit to get by.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by OportRailfan » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:59 pm

1:55PM - CSXT 8886 + NS3376 + 54, clear of the rusty rail at Lincoln.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by ccutler » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:16 am

54 cars...sounds like healthy business...thanks for reporting.

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Erie Limited » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:56 pm

Caught ME-2 this afternoon crossing the Raritan at 5:56pm (thanks to daylight savings time).

NS 5269, eight cars and...no caboose! You can see the entire consist stretched out on the viaduct:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimit ... /lightbox/

They were running from the General Tire lead to County for a run-around and return to Metuchen.

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by ccutler » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:04 pm

Rob thanks for posting that photo on the bridge! It helps also to see how much business they are hauling.

And I enjoyed the other train photos in your Flickr account as well!

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by myfavscr » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:29 pm

NS #5269 just spotted 6 empty hoppers at Silgan Container in Edison.

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Erie Limited » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:22 am

Quick report from the field. OI-8 was westbound by North Elizabeth at 12:04pm heading for Metuchen. Power is CSXT 8886 and NS 3376. Nice to see an ex - EL SD45-2 in the lead.

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by TAMR213 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:06 pm

Erie Limited wrote:Quick report from the field. OI-8 was westbound by North Elizabeth at 12:04pm heading for Metuchen. Power is CSXT 8886 and NS 3376. Nice to see an ex - EL SD45-2 in the lead.

Rob
Another update from the field - ME-2 was west through Highland Park with the NS 5313, 5 or 6 covered hoppers and the caboose, somewhere in the vicinity of 3:45 this afternoon.
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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Erie Limited » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:06 pm

ccutler wrote:Rob thanks for posting that photo on the bridge! It helps also to see how much business they are hauling.

And I enjoyed the other train photos in your Flickr account as well!
You're welcome. And thanks for looking!

Now that the days are getting longer, it will be a little easier to catch ME-2 in action.

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Erie Limited » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:14 pm

During my lunch break today I heard Conrail OI-8 at Lane calling CETC-9. I had no idea if I would make it over to North Elizabeth in time, but it paid off. Within a few minutes of arriving on the platform, OI-8 appeared with CSXT 8886 and NS 3376 leading 20+ cars (mostly covered hoppers) for Metuchen.

Here is a shot as they approached the station where a westbound NJT local was stopped:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=522825

A wider view as they passed through the station:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimit ... /lightbox/

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Train2009 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:31 pm

#8886 and #3376 were seen running light to Oak Island this morning as it went by Linden at 11:01 AM.

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Erie Limited » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:07 pm

Funny you should mention that. If I'm not mistaken the train was ME-32. They returned to Metuchen around 4:20pm with a healthy 59-car train, with NS 5312 added to the consist.

Here they are passing Metuchen station with NS 3376 leading:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=524254

I crossed over to the westbound platform to get a shot of the train stretched out through Lincoln interlocking as they crossed over from 3 to 2 to 1 to the 0 track. It was impressive!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimit ... /lightbox/

As you can see, a majority of the cars were loaded center-divider flat cars.

One final shot of them shoving up to Metuchen Yard off the west leg of the wye:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erielimit ... /lightbox/

Rob

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by ccutler » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:35 am

Great photos Rob, thanks for posting!

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Erie Limited » Fri May 08, 2015 10:55 pm

It's been a while since I've seen ME-2, so I thought I'd share today's sighting:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=530265

Taken in Edison at 5:43pm with NS 5311 shoving four cars and the caboose. About 20 or so minutes earlier I heard the crew calling clear of the General Tire lead, so it was a quick turn at County (thanks to the caboose).

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Re: Metuchen Yard Operations and Vicinity

Post by Erie Limited » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:55 pm

At around 4:45pm today I heard ME-2 call in the clear on the Delco Lead. I haven't heard them reference the Delco Lead in quite a long time. So, is there some new business or were they just using the lead to get in the clear for NJT?

Rob

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