Ex-Conrail C40-8 8306, which was built as Conrail 6034 in March, 1989, hustles a Norfolk Southern intermodal train east through South Plainfield, NJ on the "shared assets" portion of the... (more)
My father and I were were back out on the LV the next Saturday. Unfortunately, Saturday, March 13, 1976, was also an overcast day in New Jersey. We were rewarded with C628s on NE-1 again, this t... (more)
Our next move was to South Plainfield Yard. After making their set-out, LV C628s 639-640 make a pick-up, passing the new LV Yard Office as they head back to the mainline on March 6, 1976. You mi... (more)
On March 6, 1976, LV C628s 639-640 back their set-out up the yard lead / Perth Amboy Branch to South Plainfield Yard. This is my father's picture. R. T. Steinbrenner Photo
On March 6, 1976, LV C628s 639-640 have dropped their train, NE-1, on the east side of South Plainfield and pull past the Metuchen Road crossing to make a set-out and pick-up at South Plainfield Y... (more)
My father and I moved to the Park Avenue overpass on the east side of South Plainfield for the arrival of NE-1 on March 6, 1976.
We were rewarded with C628s 639-640, the first time we saw C628s... (more)
Here is the switcher lineup at South Plainfield yard on March 6, 1976. NW2 181, SW900 122, and two other switchers await their next assignment. In the background is the new yard office, a pre-fab... (more)
Continuing our day on March 6, 1976, this is my father's picture of an unusual piece of equipment we found at South Plainfield that morning. R. T. Steinbrenner Photo
Saturday, March 6, 1976 dawned overcast, but with only a month left before Conrail, my father and I would not be deterred for spending the entire day on the Lehigh Valley. We were rewarded with t... (more)
Conrail's somewhat hard to catch MA-1 heads out of the Venezia transload facility in South Plainfield Yard with an NS GP38-2 leading.
NS 211 Detour: NS 211 detours on the Port Reading Secondary due to a CSX derailment (CSX Q404) the day prior at CP Townley (Union, NJ). The leader, NS 2601, was sold to Progress Rail in Mar... (more)
NS 905, the Track Geometry Train, passes Sherban's Diner in South Plainfield while working east along the Lehigh Line. Analyzer car NS 38 is nicknamed "The Brick" for obvious reasons.