Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:47 pm

Just imagine someday being about to do an "across the Delaware" transfer from the Black River and Western RR to the New Hope & Ivyland Scenic Railroad. Well, you would probably have to take a short walk from where the BR&W lets you off in Lambertville across the Delaware to New Hope.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by CNJ Fan 4evr » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:05 pm

That is GREAT news. Hope to once again ride to Lambertville. I did it over 20 years ago.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by greyhairedpete » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:54 pm

We got a late start brush cutting Saturday, but with a gang of just four, we cut another 1/4 mile of brush. We are now about 1.5 miles from Route 29.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by brwfan » Sat May 14, 2016 10:24 pm

Had a great time at national train day, great job

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by Ken W2KB » Mon May 16, 2016 10:09 pm

Passenger trains may return to Lambertville in 2018. See http://www.buckscountyherald.com/news_s ... lroad.html
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by brw60 » Tue May 17, 2016 7:21 pm

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by ccutler » Sat May 28, 2016 8:11 pm

Slightly OT, but I figured this thread's followers would know:

There is a new siding to a cement plant just east of Flemington. Is this potential customer intending to ship on BRW?

I also drove through Three Bridges today and was pleased to see a lumber centerbeam car in the mix, meaning a relatively new customer for BRW.

Thanks for any insights.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by NYSW2300 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:18 am

The cement plant has shipped 2 outbound loads last month, but nothing currently in the pipeline short term.
The trucking company that has a trans load operation in Ringoes has been receiving cars since 2011, the lumber in not new.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by brwfan » Sun May 29, 2016 10:04 pm

Went for a ride today, seemed like a pretty good sized crowd. Is there going to be any three bridges excursions this summer?

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by brwfan » Mon May 30, 2016 9:36 pm

Did they complete the siding into the concrete plant or load in ringoes? When riding the other day didn't see the for sale sign at the old Flemington concrete plant, did it get sold or maybe I just missed it? If it's sold maybe that could be a new customer. Also still no cars at the former bemis plant, I'm guessing they have to be up and running by now? Maybe just shipping by truck?

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by NYSW2300 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:51 am

The concrete plant in question is located between Flemington and Three Bridges on the CNJ side and has a rail siding.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by Ken W2KB » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:20 pm

brwfan wrote:Went for a ride today, seemed like a pretty good sized crowd. Is there going to be any three bridges excursions this summer?
Yes, no and maybe. See:http://www.vratrips.org/brw-photo-freig ... photo.html
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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by ccutler » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:12 pm

If you go to maps.google.com, type in Flemington NJ, and select the satellite view, you can follow the tracks NE out of town and see where the new siding is into the new concrete facility.

Bemis shut down and does not look likely to reopen.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by brwfan » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:46 pm

I'm very familiar with the concrete company, my dad works in the building next to them, but last had been up there the siding didn't go all the way in like it was supposed to. Maybe they finished it on load from the field? The old bemis plant was bought by a company selling Himalayan salt products. I think they just use it as a warehouse. I had read that they were going to ship by rail but I haven't seen any cars on the siding(s). Atleast the concrete plant had shipped some loads, if the siding is into the plant they could get Raw materials in- stone and cement and ship finished products out.

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Re: Official Black River Railroad Historic Trust Thread

Post by ccutler » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:43 pm

Here is a photo from just outside the new [veteran-owned, according to sign] cement plant. Those huge concrete blocks, about 4' high, are all over the place. They would be ideal for shipping by rail because of their heavy weight.
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