R&DB wrote: ↑Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:50 am
GSC wrote: ↑Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:09 pm
Bob Hoeft's article on working the Southern out of Red Bank in the 50s said FM HH-15 Baby Trainmasters were used in the last of the passenger service, along with 4-6-0 Camelbacks. He mentioned how you took water in the tender at Lakehurst and Barnegat before turning on the turntable, to balance the table, making it easier to "armstrong" it.
I thought the turntable in Lakehurst was removed around 1930. When did Mr. Hoeft work for CNJ? The Baby Trainmasters make sense as the passenger service lasted until 1953.
Not sure how long he worked for CNJ. The article mentions working in the 50s, before passenger service ended. He did talk about the turntables, Lakehurst included. Maybe someone knows when the table was removed. I saw some old track maps of Lakehurst, and it was quite extensive at one time. Shops, turntable, junction and wye, lots of trackage. It was the trade-off meeting point of JS-1 and SJ-2 through freights. The engineers traded engines while the conductor stayed with his train. He spoke of some Red Bank passenger service ending at Lakehurst, others went on to Barnegat. No mention of any pass service south of Lakehurst.
They tell me to act my age. I don't know how to do that. I've never been this old before.