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  by Bracdude181
SA31 working Woodhaven 10:12 PM
  by Bracdude181
No SA38 in the Jitney van. Most likely they will go back Sunday.

Hopefully it’s warmer for the return run. I’ve got icicles hanging off my rear end!
  by RailsEast
No noise, no smell by me. Just another train down the Southern. That Raritan River flood water over the summer probably cleaned off the oil residue, thankfully she was close enough to the river to 'degrease' her...
  by Bracdude181
4405 was in Manville Yard during the flood. Not sure how high the water got there and have heard several answers to that question whenever I asked. All new roller bearings on the trucks and new paint on the bottom as well. Unsure about the traction motors. Looks like they cleaned the cab interior. Those are the differences I spotted.

The hissing noise went away after the train left Cross Street but that engine still has a pretty bad burning smell to it. Almost as bad as 4452 was, but without the oil spewing everywhere.
  by Bracdude181
The train is still at Woodhaven as of 12:40 PM with no crew in sight.
  by RailsEast
Well, I hope all is well at rrpicturearchives.net, the site has been down for over 24hrs right now. Anywho, here is a shot of the SA-31 crew yesterday, causing all kinds of traffic issues on Black Friday in Monmouth county.....
(click on the photo once, then twice for an enlarged image)


  by Bracdude181
Never seen that much traffic there before. That’s almost as much traffic as there is in Lakewood on any given day.
  by CR7876
It probably doesn't help that the crossings are still set for 25 MPH operation.
  by Bracdude181
@CR7876 Yep. All the roads are like that except in Lakewood where some are wired for like 10-15 ish.
  by Bracdude181
If SA93 runs today we can probably expect them to leave Lakewood within the next two hours or so. SA93 usually shows up early.

10:35 am
Train is leaving Lakewood now.

10:43 am
Train stop at seventh Street in Lakewood due to a parked car fowling the tracks

10:54 am
Locals move to the parked car. Train is leaving now.

11:00 am
SA93 Northbound at Squankum Rd 11:00 AM

11:09 am
Northbound at Oak Glen Rd 11:08 AM
6228s horn isn’t working so the conductor is sitting in 4405 and blowing its horn at the crossings.

11:29 am
Approaching Farmingdale 11:29 PM

12:14 pm
Approaching Pinebrook Rd 12:13 PM

12:40 pm
Waiting for permission to enter the Coast Line at BANK interlocking 12:40 PM

12:43 pm
Following signal indication at BANK 12:43 PM

1:24 pm
Lined and Locked normal and in the clear at 1:24 PM

2:01 pm
Approaching Cheesequake Rd 2:00 PM

2:26 pm
Back in Browns at 2:10 PM
Last edited by nomis on Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:08 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: consolidated o/s reports
  by Bracdude181
Just received word that work has begun on the Squankum road crossing rebuild.

Interestingly it appears that they may be putting cement ties in the track.....
  by CR7876
I had heard that the project was delayed due to an NJDOT issue with the detour. Glad it is happening.
  by Bracdude181
@CR7876 That road desperately needs it. The crossing surface is still the old wooden plank style from the CNJ days, and the wire for the circuit is stapled to that wood and would constantly be destroyed by road traffic and sometimes by the train as well. Personally if it were up to me I’d be putting a big cantilever and gates in. Almost every time a train goes through there someone tries the beat the train while going 55+ MPH. There’s gonna be a major crash there one day.
  by CR7876
The project was scheduled to start on Tuesday Nov 30th and last until Thursday Dec 2nd. I've been told its postponed until further notice. Hopefully it won't be too long.
  by Bracdude181
@CR7876 Guess the train will run through and break the circuit wire again this week. Ugh!
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