Friday, May 26, 2017

Mainline Restored Between Sharonville, OH and Muncie, IN

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Mainline Restored Between Sharonville, OH and Muncie, IN

Norfolk Southern mainline has been restored and train operations have resumed between Sharonville, OH and Muncie, IN.  A washout on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 impacted service through the area. Customers with shipments normally moving over this route should expect delays of 24 to 48 hours due to speed restrictions and track inspections.

The latest ETA and routing information is always available through Pacesetter and AccessNS.

Customers with questions regarding local service should contact their Operations and Service Support representative.

Operations and Service Support at 800-898-4296
Automotive Operations at 888-649-9273
Intermodal Operations at 800-497-2919
Unit Train Services at 404-979-5241


 

MCL Announcement

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017
CONTRACT DOES NOT ALLOW STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN RAIL CARS 
Morris County government sealThe Morris County Board of Freeholders has awarded a five-year railroad operations management contract to the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad to run Morris County’s three rail lines.
Dover & Rockaway (D&R) was one of two bidders for the county contract to operate the Dover & Rockaway, High Bridge Branch, and the Chester Branch freight lines. It will replace the Morristown & Erie Railway, which has been the sole operator of the county’s rail system since the county took ownership of the lines some 30 years ago.
Morris County’s five-year contract with M & E Railway to operate rail services along its county-owned rail lines expires on June 30.
Proposals from both companies were submitted to the county in April, and were reviewed by an evaluation committee, which determined unanimously in favor of Dover & Rockaway.
Factors considered by the committee included: operation, marketing, maintenance, and accident notification plans; an ability to provide rail services; project management and professional qualifications; and past experience and resources, among others.
In its proposal, D&R pledged to have its marketing team visit every rail-adjacent business on the county’s rail lines, even those without a rail siding, to market the potential benefits of freight rail service.
Rail Crossing SignD&R, which runs the Black River Railroad and the Belvidere& Delaware River Railway, has grown business on those lines over the past 15 years, and has marketing relationships with Norfolk Southern, CSX, and Union Pacific, according to its proposal.
As part of its agreement with Morris County, D&R will not store hazardous materials on the county’s rail lines.
Morris County is the owner of three county owned freight railroads totaling more than 17 miles of track. The county leases the day-to-day operations of these lines to a private rail operator through a Request for Proposal process.
The county maintains ownership of these lines for two primary purposes:
  • Economic Development Benefits: Numerous businesses accept raw materials and ship finished products utilizing thee lines.
  • Quality of Life Benefits: As the owner of these rail lines, the county can manage the use and general purpose of these lines to ensure minimal disruption to the affected municipalities.


https://morriscountynj.gov/2017/05/freeholders-award-county-rail-contract-to-dover-rockaway-river-railroad/

Thank you,
 
K.Burenga
President
Chesapeake & Delaware, LLC
Ph: 908-782-1611
Fx: 908-782-0134
It has steel wheels and it moves. It's a railroad. We are railroaders. This is what we do safely.
There is no job so important, no service so urgent, that it needs to be done, except safely.
Please consider the environment before printing this email.

Mainline Washout Between Sharonville, OH and Muncie, IN

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Mainline Washout Between Sharonville, OH and Muncie, IN

Norfolk Southern is experiencing service interruptions due to a mainline washout that occurred on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 between Sharonville, OH and Muncie, IN. NS is working to restore the line for service as quickly as possible.  Customers with shipments normally moving over this route should expect delays of 48 to 72 hours.

The latest ETA and routing information is always available through Pacesetter and AccessNS.

Customers with questions regarding local service should contact their Operations and Service Support representative.

Operations and Service Support at 800-898-4296
Automotive Operations at 888-649-9273
Intermodal Operations at 800-497-2919
Unit Train Services at 404-979-5241
 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tis a sad day indeed..

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Tis a sad day indeed..


as the last Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Train rolled west over CSX's Trenton Line in Belle Mead (TL MP 50) around 9:47 on Wednesday. With the CSX power consist being CSX 3159 and CSX 726. The train consisted of cars from both the Red and Blue Units and definitely made for one long train. It seemed strange not to see any passengers standing in the vestibule watching the landscape pass by. At times when they took notice of trackside photographers, such as myself, they would extend a wave and I would wave back. It was a great train for one to be fortunate to see or photograph. Now that it is history those times of my waiting were well worth it!



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Service Restored at Alabama Derailment Site

Train operations resumed late Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Pell City, AL.  A mainline derailment on Friday, May 19, 2017 impacted service through Pell City, approximately 35 miles east of Birmingham, AL.  All trains have returned to their normal scheduled routes. However, minimal delays are expected through the derailment site over the next 24-48 hours due to speed restrictions and track inspections.

The latest ETA and routing information is always available through Pacesetter and AccessNS.

Customers with questions regarding local service should contact their Operations and Service Support representative.

Operations and Service Support at 800-898-4296
Automotive Operations at 888-649-9273
Intermodal Operations at 800-497-2919
Unit Train Services at 404-979-5241
 

[NSAlert] Service to be Restored Sunday at Alabama Derailment Site

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Service to be Restored Sunday at Alabama Derailment Site

Norfolk Southern is experiencing service interruptions due to a mainline derailment that occurred on Friday, May 19th, 2017 approximately 35 miles east of Birmingham, AL in Pell City, AL.  NS is working to clear and repair the track and the track is estimated to be back in service on Sunday, May 21st, 2017.  Traffic is being rerouted  in order to minimize the impact, however customers with shipments normally moving over this route should expect delays of 24 to 48 hours.

The latest ETA and routing information is always available through Pacesetter and AccessNS.

Customers with questions regarding local service should contact their Operations and Service Support representative.

Operations and Service Support at 800-898-4296
Automotive Operations at 888-649-9273
Intermodal Operations at 800-497-2919
Unit Train Services at 404-979-5241
 

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Announcing Service to Bowne Station!
BR&W is proud to announce the return of excursion train service between Ringoes and Bowne Station! Thanks to generous donations from our supporters and the hard work of our volunteers, the 2.5 miles of railroad connecting Ringoes and Bowne Station are now officially open for passenger service! (For those of you keeping track, this brings us exactly 2.5 miles closer to bringing the train back to Lambertville!)

Check our website frequently, as we'll be adding several special trains and events over this "new" railroad, beginning with a special preview of our " Bowne Station Local" excursion, departing Ringoes at 1:00 PM this Sunday May 21! Tickets now available.

Also this Sunday, ride the Caboose Train from Ringoes to Flemington and back, departing Ringoes at 11:00 AM! Tickets now available.



Somerville Spring Street Fair!

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Somerville Spring Street Fair!

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It's that time again!

Somerville Spring Street Fair 

 
Sunday June 4th
Main Street, Somerville
from 11AM-5PM

Fun for the whole family!


Come join us and make some memories:)
 
Another community event Sponsored by the
Somerville Business and Professional Association.


For a complete list of our members visit somervillebiz.org


For the latest updates about the street fair
and other local events like us on facebook!

[CNJ-MODELER] NE Proto Meet/NERPM will soon be here

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This year’s NERPM, scheduled for Friday and Saturday June 2-3, is
approaching quickly. If you haven’t preregistered please do so soon.
You can preregister on our website:  nerpm.org. You'll also save $5 by
preregistering. The last day to register online is Monday, May 29.

The meet is at the Holiday Inn Springfield South in Enfield, Conn.

Unfortunately, the hotel has sold out for the weekend. If you still
need lodging, please check your favorite online site. There are
several nearby hotels, including a Hampton Inn in Enfield and a
Comfort Inn in East Windsor, Conn. Both are only minutes from the meet
hotel.

We have a tentative clinic schedule on our website:
http://nerpm.org/clinics-2017.html

The meet features dozens of clinics, a large model display, great
vendors, a white elephant table and several manufacturers, including
Rapido, Atlas, ESU, ScaleTrains and True Line Trains. We also expect
some historical societies to attend. Please bring your models to show.
Remember, there is no judging. All models are welcome and encouraged,
even those that are not complete. The model room is truly the heart of
the meet.

We have a variety of great vendors attending, including Funaro &
Camerlengo, Ron’s Books, Bob’s Photo, the Hobby Gallery, Minute Man
Scale Models/Scalecoat, Crusader Rail Services, New England Rail
Service, Bethlehem Car Works, Greg Gordon, Speedwitch Media, Mask
Island Decals, Shortline Model Products, Tom’s Trains, Yarmouth Model
Works and others.

We’ll again have our white elephant room for meet attendees to sell
off surplus equipment. Space is limited so don’t empty your basement!

Each evening we’ll have our fundraising raffle with items donated by
the good people at Athearn, Atlas, ESU, Funaro & Camerlengo, Bob’s
Photo, Ron’s Books, Westerfield, ExactRail, Tangent, Rix Products,
Chooch Loads, Walthers, Intermountain, Kadee,  Microtrains, Moloco,
Bethlehem Car Works and others. We are truly grateful to these great
companies.

On Sunday after the meet, 10 layouts will be open to those who attend the meet.

We hope you can make it.

If you have any questions, please contact me at neprotomeet@gmail.com.

Dave Owens

Meet coordinator
Posted by: David Owens

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

[NSInfo] Norfolk Southern to present at Wolfe Research 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference

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Norfolk Southern to present at Wolfe Research 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference

NORFOLK, Va., May 17, 2017 – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Marta R. Stewart will make a presentation at:

Wolfe Research 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference
Wednesday, May 24, 1:30 p.m. ET
New York Marriott East Side, New York, N.Y.

The presentation will be posted at www.norfolksouthern.com in the Investors section.

About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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Special Move on Lehigh Line today 5-12-2017

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Today, NS ran an O-52 from Lehighton to Allentown, PA. This is an Air
Products Heat Exchanger move that started in Wilkes Barre, PA and ends at
the Port of Philadelphia. NS 9972 and the BumbleBee...NS 1069 lead the move.
Seen here is the train crossing the Lehigh River in Weisport, Passing
through Bowmanstown, West End Hazard, and Lehigh Gap, passing the ARHS's
Toll House that is beautifully maintained by member Jim Eisenhart. The last
view is from our caboose that is displayed on the property








Friday, May 12, 2017

Reminder GSD Spring Meet - This Saturday

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Electronic Newsletter of the NMRA Garden State Division
Greetings!

Just a reminder, The Garden State Division's Spring Meet will be this Saturday, May 13, at 9:00am.   This will be a joint meet with our Division's neighbor to the south, the New Jersey Division.   
Details follow below.       We hope to see you at the meet.   
GSD/NJD Spring Joint Event 
in Bridgewater, NJ
Saturday,  May 13 at 9:00am
This year, it is the Garden State Division's turn to host the annual joint meet with the New Jersey Division. The meet will be held on May 13 at the Ted Blum 4-H Center in Bridgewater, NJ, starting at 9:00 AM.

A pair of clinics are planned for the morning and a pair of layout tours are planned for the afternoon.  A map to the layouts and local eateries will be provided at the meet.

The two clinics presented in the morning are on the subject of scenery. Chris Conway will present a clinic on using static grass and Bill Frankenfield will present a clinic on constructing lightweight and removable scenery.

In the afternoon, Dick Genthner will open his 7th version of the Arpee & Western for the first time. Joe Garsick will also have his layout open, featuring many craftsman structures constructed by Bill Rose. 

Come join us on May 13! Click on the Google logo for directions to the meet:
Windows on a Roll
Model railroaders are always looking for new ideas and techniques for their modeling. Jim Walsh explains how to use fiberglass drywall tape to produce industrial windows. Jim takes you through several methods of painting and creating the window glazing.
Last Train on the Ramapo Valley
The Ramapo Valley Railroad Club held its final operating session, earlier this year.  The club is in the process of dismantling the layout and is currently looking for a new location.  In a pair of articles, Rene Mack and Tom Wortmann provide their perspectives on the club, history, and their experiences.
Gulliver's Gate is Hiring!
Just after the Whistle Post was published, we received word that a new attraction in New York City, Gulliver's Gate, is looking to hire an "HO Train Specialist".  To learn more about this new attraction, click here.

Located near Times Square and a full city block wide, Gulliver's Gate is a "technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures."  To learn more about the HO Train Specialist position, click on the job description.
These are only the highlights of the new, just published issue of the Whistle Post shown here. This issue contains more information about the upcoming GSD/NJD event in Bridgewater.  And, it also contains articles on the last GSD event in Union, the Achievement Program, and much more.
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