South Amboy, New Jersey was known for decades as the point where New York & Long Branch trains changed from electric to steam, and later, diesels for the trip down the Jersey coast. Very close to ... (more)
A Jersey Central commuter train bound from Newark to Bay Head Junction on the New York & Long Branch approaches the stop at South Amboy, NJ, behind a GP40P. These locomotives were designed for bid... (more)
River Draw was built in 1908 to replace an existing bridge built at the location in 1875 to serve the New York and Long Branch Railroad jointly operated by the Central Railroad of New Jersey and t... (more)
An eastbound train from Long Branch to New York crosses the Raritan River Drawbridge on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line.
Conrail OI-16 comes off NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line and onto the Amboy Secondary at ESSAY in South Amboy. ESSAY Tower may soon be torn down with the construction of the new Raritan Bay Dr... (more)
A southbound train to Long Branch crosses River Draw over the Raritan River.
The Conrail turn from Oak Island to Browns Yard crosses the Raritan River Bridge with NS 1700, painted in Erie Lackawanna colors, in the lead.
Built in 1908 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Raritan River Drawbridge, "River Draw", is the sole rail link for 17 of the 20 rail stations on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) and span... (more)
Open water for EL. With Norfolk Southern SD45-2 1700 (Erie Lackawanna heritage) in the lead, Conrail Shared Assets (CSAO) OI-16 crosses the Raritan River in South Amboy on the afternoon of April 2... (more)
NS 1700 and NS 1702 lead Conrail's OI16 en route to Browns Yard. This was before OI16 was abolished for a bit (only to be reinstated later).
A Kayakers Paradise?
A passenger train shoves over River Draw as it crosses the Raritan River into South Amboy. I have never seen so much boating activity on these waters before, espec... (more)
Conrail Shared Assets OI-16 crosses the Raritan River in South Amboy on a clear spring afternoon with SD45-2 1700 leading about 20 cars in tow for B... (more)
For decades, an engine change at South Amboy, NJ, was a ritual for New York & Long Branch/North Jersey Coast Line trains headed to or from Penn Station. Once the crew conference is complete the Pe... (more)