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Name Trains

Post by Steam man » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:20 pm

Hoiw many "name" train did the Seashore Lines have? Any time period is good. I know there was The Boardwalk Flyer, The Barnacle Bill, The Fisherman's Special,The Blue Comet for a bit. Come on gang,dig the names out!!
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Post by David » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:20 pm

How about The Nellie Bly? :wink:
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Post by TR-00 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:17 pm

Neither the Nellie Bly nor the Blue Comet were P-RSL trains. The Nellie Bly was a PRR train and the Blue Comet was a CRRofNJ train.

The P-RSL had : the Suntan, Sand and Surf, Boardwalk Flyer, Barnacle Bill, Fisherman's Special, Quaker City and others.

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Post by David » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:26 pm

TR-00 wrote:Neither the Nellie Bly nor the Blue Comet were P-RSL trains.
Yes, TR-OO--The Blue Comet and the Nellie Bly were not PRSL trains but I think what Steam Man is looking for here is what distinct named trains used the PRSL trackage.
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Post by rdganthracite » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:58 am

PRSL had a train named "The Pony Express" taking horse racing fans directly to the racetrack. Confusingly the PRR had a train by the same name going to a different racetrack. And NJT is using the same name!

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Post by TR-00 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:09 pm

Actually, the two Pony Express trains were PRR trains, originating in Philadelphia and operating to the Atlantic City Race Track and the Garden State Race Track.

And please, friends, let's not forget that there is a hyphen in P-RSL. :P

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Post by David » Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:41 am

Bob--Where were those two RDC units sitting--What numbers were they?--The last one looks like a damaged one. M-406?
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Post by chuchubob » Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:39 am

David wrote:Bob--Where were those two RDC units sitting--What numbers were they?--The last one looks like a damaged one. M-406?
David,

That was on the property at the passenger station in Ocean City. Having been unfamiliar with P-RSL's operations, I don't know whether they were stored awaiting repair or just waiting for their next northbound trip.

I can't make out the numbers.

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Post by PRSLTrainman » Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:30 pm

Bob,

Thank you for posting the links to the pictures. Your link below caught my eye (the "one more"):

http://community.webshots.com/photo/312 ... tteFCJaecv

If your date is correct (8/4/74), then it seems to be an Sunday extra coming out of Pavonia. Hard to say exactly to where, but the gon in the front suggests possibly a Salem extra, with a block of cars to set out at Woodbury for WY-33 to pick up on Monday morning. Just a guess.

However, I took the liberty to browse through your Webshots album, and the next picture in the album was the one that really got my attention:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/312 ... umsoJwmRlX#

It's a closer shot (zoomed?) of the same train ---- That's me in the brakeman's seat on the 2000!

Thank you for sharing it.

Lou

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Post by JJMDiMunno » Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:50 am

David wrote:Bob--Where were those two RDC units sitting--What numbers were they?--The last one looks like a damaged one. M-406?
I think that first one is M413...I can't read the number on the second one. First is definitly M41x...that last digit looks most like a 3 than a 1 or a 2...

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Post by chuchubob » Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:15 pm

PRSLTrainman wrote:Bob,

http://community.webshots.com/photo/312 ... umsoJwmRlX#

It's a closer shot (zoomed?) of the same train ---- That's me in the brakeman's seat on the 2000!

Thank you for sharing it.

Lou
Lou,

I'm very pleased to have posted your photo in my Webshots album!

Yes, that was a zoom; I had a cheap 35mm camera with a small zoom capability.

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Name Trains

Post by louisfols » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:53 am

The Jan 1942 issue of Railroad also lists:
Cruiser
Sea Plane
Sea Hawk
Flying Eagle
Honeymooner
Beach Patrol
Dolphin
Also Nellie Bly-S' Plane Absecon to Burlington.

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Post by chuchubob » Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:25 pm

PRSLTrainman wrote:Bob,


However, I took the liberty to browse through your Webshots album, and the next picture in the album was the one that really got my attention:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/312 ... umsoJwmRlX#

It's a closer shot (zoomed?) of the same train ---- That's me in the brakeman's seat on the 2000!

Thank you for sharing it.

Lou
Lou,

I uploaded the photo onto TransitSpot, which gives a better quality reproduction.

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/o ... 4_GP38.jpg

Bob
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Post by rushhour » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:52 am

TR-00 wrote:Actually, the two Pony Express trains were PRR trains, originating in Philadelphia and operating to the Atlantic City Race Track and the Garden State Race Track.

And please, friends, let's not forget that there is a hyphen in P-RSL. :P
Are you sure Bob? On "The Pony Express" passenger timetables it says Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines on the bottom. Take a look at page 19 of the "PRSL in color" book. Also it says that these were PRSL trains but had PRR power on them. Just something I noticed :-D

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