Beesley's Point Future

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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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This is confirmed. 502 is now holding at River Road off I-76 in Philly. Has three units already so it looks like it could be a daylight run down to the Plant.

Good luck!

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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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Per Mainline Dispatcher it is not moving from Falls until tonight. So they are tied down currently at Falls.

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On the Bees as I type.....
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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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Just like that 503 left last night and as of now looks to be west of Philly near Abrams Yard. That was quick!

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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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It appears that the BL England Generating Station's days are numbered. According to an article in the Press of Altantic City, two of the three units have already been decommissioned and the plant will shut down entirely in May. The plan to build a natural gas pipeline is also being scuttled. None of this bodes well for the future of the Beesley Point Secondary, especially past Tuckahoe.

Fair use quote:
UPPER TOWNSHIP — There is no longer a need for a South Jersey Gas pipeline to the B.L. England electric plant in Beesleys Point, after the plant owner said in court papers Wednesday it no longer plans to repower the facility with natural gas.
Full article: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/new ... 2704a.html
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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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glennk419 wrote:It appears that the BL England Generating Station's days are numbered. According to an article in the Press of Altantic City, two of the three units have already been decommissioned and the plant will shut down entirely in May. The plan to build a natural gas pipeline is also being scuttled. None of this bodes well for the future of the Beesley Point Secondary, especially past Tuckahoe.

Fair use quote:
UPPER TOWNSHIP — There is no longer a need for a South Jersey Gas pipeline to the B.L. England electric plant in Beesleys Point, after the plant owner said in court papers Wednesday it no longer plans to repower the facility with natural gas.
Full article: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/new ... 2704a.html
Beesley Point plant is officially shutting down today May 1st.

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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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Yesterday, an empty coal train headed down to PAL and the BL England power plant. Consist was NS 8116 NS 1201 NS 1206 NS 1819 0x110.
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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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nomis wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:31 am
Yesterday, an empty coal train headed down to PAL and the BL England power plant. Consist was NS 8116 NS 1201 NS 1206 NS 1819 0x110.
Sounds like they will be removing the remaining coal that was onsite.
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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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Who owns the Beesley Secondary below Winslow, CSAO or NJDOT? As B.L. England was CSAO's only real business on that line, will someone else pick up the car storage moves to/from CMSL? It would be a nice pick up for SRNJ or CMSL.
Another question is who is responsible for the Secondary's maintenance of way?
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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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NJT owns everything from Pennsauken Delair Junction to AC, Ocean City, (including the bike trail), Cape May, (including the Sunset Beach running track), and also to Woodmansie.

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WashingtonPark wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:46 pm
NJT owns everything from Pennsauken Delair Junction to AC, Ocean City, (including the bike trail), Cape May, (including the Sunset Beach running track), and also to Woodmansie.
NJT or NJDOT? there is a difference.

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NJDOT is the statewide transportation authority which includes highways, airports, etc. NJT is the operating organization. They are connected but technically not the same. I do believe it is NJT that owns the trackage and ROW's.
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The northbound loaded move is currently happening, no info on exact consist though.
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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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glennk419 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:24 pm
NJDOT is the statewide transportation authority which includes highways, airports, etc. NJT is the operating organization. They are connected but technically not the same. I do believe it is NJT that owns the trackage and ROW's.
Correct.

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Re: Beesley's Point Future

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NS 781, the second recent empty coal coal train to Beesley's Point, was at 30th Street and beyond 36th Street on Tuesday.

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