SMS Railway in southern N.J.

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Legio X

SMS Railway in southern N.J.

Post by Legio X » Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:43 pm

Anybody have an up-to-the-minute roster of SMS locomotives? That Baldwin fleet is facinating. Why the fixation with Baldwin's?

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Post by chuchubob » Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:27 pm

I don't know how up to date this is, but here's an SMS roster:

http://www.sms-pennjerseyrail.com/roster.htm

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Post by chuchubob » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:25 pm

BLH S12 304 and 305 were delivered to SMS on Feb 11.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10887

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Post by Legio X » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:35 am

Anything new with SMS and it's Baldwin fleet?

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SMS roster, news

Post by trainspot » Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:05 am

4 LTV units should be coming any day now, and a former Navy S-12, the VO-660 from Altoona will be coming in the future.
http://yardlimit.railfan.net/baldwindie ... index.html

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How many are in service?

Post by joydivision350125 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:49 pm

I've never had a clear bead on how large SMS/PJR is. How many locomotives do they need to serve their customers?

How many units of this huge roster are actually in service, and how many are likely to see service soon? What do they plan to do with them all?

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:50 pm

Owning and running old Baldwins is second only to owning and running old ALCO's. If it has to be explained, you probably wouldn't understand :wink: They are cool, plentiful (so to speak) and with the right mechanics, they will provide reliable service "forever". And they look damn good doing it, as well as that "burbling"........ :-D

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Post by chuchubob » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:34 am

GOLDEN-ARM wrote:Owning and running old Baldwins is second only to owning and running old ALCO's. If it has to be explained, you probably wouldn't understand :wink: They are cool, plentiful (so to speak) and with the right mechanics, they will provide reliable service "forever". And they look damn good doing it, as well as that "burbling"........ :-D
South Jersey railfans are doubly blessed with SMS with their Baldwins

http://community.webshots.com/album/25322159IGODNXexKw

and SRNJ with their Alcos and MLWs.

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... ubob/SRNJ/

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Post by chuchubob » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:37 am

Yesterday (Nov 23, 2005) I stopped at Morrisville, PA, to see SMS 1953 Baldwin S12 #301 working their Penn Jersey Lines job.

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... hubob/SMS/

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SMS Railway in southern N.J.

Post by X-Septoid » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:57 am

On Wed 1/4 I saw 3 ex-Oliver Mining units on flatcars at the end of a freight headed for Camden.One was 7247,the others were in bad shape but none had trucks,one was missing the cab as well.I think these are from LTV in MN and I assume they are headed to SMS.Are they for parts only?

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Post by chuchubob » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:00 pm

Q-417 did, indeed, deliver the (nearly) three Erie Mining S12's to CSAO in Camden on Wednesday. CSAO delivered them to SMS on CA-11 on Thursday. I saw the train in Paulsboro.

(much of) 7241
http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+05.jpg

7247 looks pretty good
http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+04.jpg

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+06.jpg

7248 is a bit rusty
http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+03.jpg

I photographed them again at the SMS interchange near Center Square Road.
http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+22.jpg

7241
http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+28.jpg

7247
http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+29.jpg

7248
http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+24.jpg

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -05+30.jpg

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Post by Nasadowsk » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:11 pm

Out of morbid curiosity, are there any railfan-friendly places to see those SMS baldwins in action?

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Post by chuchubob » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:37 am

Morrisville, PA, is a railfan friendly place to see Baldwin S12 #301 in action.

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/u ... -23+08.jpg

Pureland Industrial Park at exit 10 of I-295 in South Jersey is their base.

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/o ... 11_048.jpg

http://www.transitspot.com/gallery2/v/o ... 11_057.jpg

Bob

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Post by Legio X » Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:44 pm

Can anyone give an updated roster for the SMS/PJL, including out of service units and units for cannibalization?


Also, where did SMS get it's shop force and road crews? I guess liking old Baldwins is a prerequisite for joining the railroad.

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Newest SMS arrivals!

Post by trainspot » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:20 pm

These taken on Jan. 7, 2006. They arrived, finally!!!
http://yardlimit.railfan.net/baldwindie ... index.html

Tim

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