Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fwd: A colorful morning at Stanton Station!

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With the Internet mentioning that Saturday's 212 through central NJ would have three BNSF diesels as its power consist that was enough motivation to get me trackside this morning. Heading off to Stanton Station on NS's Lehigh Line, it was just a matter now of me waiting for it to make its passage past here. Around 10:30, the sound of an eastbound blowing for the Kiceniuk Road grade crossing had me wondering if this was 212? As the NS leader came into sight my assumption proved to be wrong. NS 7525 and NS 9766 would be bringing 22V east with its consist of colorful COFCs. Local railfans have dubbed this particular train the "Crayola Train" because of the variety of colored COFCs. Another ten minutes would pass before another horn was heard blowing for that crossing. As this train's leader came into sight this was what I had been waiting for! With BNSF 5022 (C44-9W), BNSF 6704 (ES44C4) and BNSF 4713 (C44-9W), still in its warbonnet paint scheme, as its motive power consist, 212 would head east through the Stanton Station grade crossing at around 10:46 AM. Watching 212 pass by it was interesting to see the three BNSF varied paint schemes. 

Fwd: NJT's 5175 pulling into Whitehouse Station

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After dealing with Wednesday's Nor'easter then shoveling out here in central NJ, heading trackside on Friday was just what I needed. To take advantage of a sunny day I decided to head up to NJT's Whitehouse Station on the Raritan Valley Line on Friday afternoon. NJT's website stated RVL service was operating on a normal schedule which would enable me to photograph westbound train 5175 pulling into the station. 2:12 PM's scheduled arrival time came and no 5175 was to be seen or heard approaching the station. An announcement over the PA system stated 5175 was "...running twelve minutes late." Finally about 2:31 NJT's 5175 made it to Whitehouse station. Seen in the background is the former CNJ station which has been converted to house a library. Inside are some nice railroading photos of the way this location used to be.

Fwd: Easter Trains Next Weekend!

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Easter Trains Begin Next Weekend!

The Easter Bunny Express is back, and check out the NEW Cottontail Limited!

Cottontail Limited - NEW
One Day Only: March 31

NEW for 2018! Hop aboard the train at Ringoes Station for a short ride to Bowne! Children will participate in an Easter egg hunt at Bowne Station (limit 4 eggs per child), and everyone will meet the Bunny and have a chance to take a photo! On the train, the Bunny's helpers will pass out plenty of goodies and read a story!

Details and tickets on our website.
Easter Bunny Express
March 18, 24, 25, 30

The perfect early spring train ride from Flemington to Ringoes and return! Kids receive some goodies from the Bunny and his helpers, and take advantage of an all new photo opportunity during the stop at Ringoes!

Details and tickets on our website.
Bowne Station Limited
One Day Only: April 14

Board the train at Flemington Station, and enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride all the way to Bowne Station and back! There will be a brief stop at Ringoes to browse the BR&W Store and see the museum, and a stop at Bowne Station to stretch your legs!

Details and tickets on our website.

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