Freight Train over the Raritan - The direct train from Oak Island Yard to Browns Yard, led by Conrail crew OI-16, is seen crossing the NJCL Raritan River drawbridge at its usual time of ... (more)
Conrail OI-16 arriving in Port Reading. Most of its cars will be dropped off in the Port Reading Yard before continuing south to Browns Yard.
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Conrail JR-2 (OI-16 Wednesday through Friday) takes the scenic route to Port Reading as tie replacement begins on the Garden State Secondary. The JR-2 will first picku... (more)
Conrail JR-2 detours westbound on the Lehigh Line with some classic former Conrail units leading. NS 3434 is ex-CR 6520 and NS 1702 is ex-CR 6659, EL 3674, an SD45-2. JR-2 would normally head so... (more)
SA22 crosses what is now called Burt Creek on the ex-Raritan River Railroad (RRRR) main line. Burt Creek wasn't always called that, in fact, it wasn't always a creek. Clay and sand pits owned by t... (more)
A familiar SD40-2/SD45-2 (NS 3434/CSXT 8886) consists leads Conrail OI-16 on a very sunny but very cold Sunday afternoon. In the distance...one of the nearly constant flow of ethanol trains operat... (more)
OI-16 shoves a cut of cars into Port Reading Yard, past the last remnants of fall color in the area. NS 3434 is former PRR 6077, a rebuilt SD40.
I was surprised at the amount of fall color still present in Port Reading at this date. OI-16 has made a set off in Port Reading Yard and heads south on the Chemical Coast for Browns Yard.
Running long hood forward, SD40-2 no. 3434 heads up the Gillespie Branch with a train bound for the steel plant in Sayreville.
NS 3434 will drop its' mate, SD45-2 1703, off at the turntable. Both units have a CONRAIL history, 3434
was CR 6977 and 1703 served CONRAIL and Erie Lackawanna.