• Delaware and Raritan River Railroad-General Discussion

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

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  by pdtrains
JohnFromJersey wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 9:23 pm Very strange way of doing things here.
If u expect RR lines to be built or rebuilt in a linear fashion, then I guess you;d think its strange. No reason to do it linearly, tho. Construction done as money, materials, crews, and coordination with local authorities is available.
  by Matt Johnson
Caught this picking up the empties by the T Thomas Fortune House in Red Bank this afternoon. Crossing gates were inoperative and the crossing was flagged.
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  by R&DB
Bracdude181 wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 6:34 pm Must be a big train if they had 2 engines…

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IIRC NJT used to always require Conrail to run two in case of failure on the Coast Line. This was especially true when there were repairs going on to one track or the other. One bad Conrail loco could stop a lot of commuters.
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  by AceMacSD
Now they just require paperwork and working PTC. But in reality there never was any requirement for two engines. No BO or SI requiring such.
  by Bracdude181
And towards the end they were bringing two engines for 12 plus cars usually, and they still do now.

Has anyone seen RB-1 yet?
  by Bracdude181
Checked out the line. No progress besides marking the roads for crossing work and the signs CharlieL mentioned.

Will get pictures again when we see more progress.
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