Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Port Rdg Jct track reconfiguration project...

(Train sightings on 11-1-08.)

...was in the neighborhood of the Manville and decided to check out how work on the Port Reading Junction track reconfiguration was coming along. As you can see in the first photo, new signals have been installed east of the Raritan River bridge on the Lehigh Line but are not operational. Many of the trees that provided some nice shade during those hot summer days of train watching here have been cut down to provide better sight lines for the engineer and conductor. There are also new bungalows on both sides of the bridge. Most of the work this day was being done on the opposite side of the river. In the second scene, NS 212, with NS 6586, NS 8871 and PRR 8399, is coming down track two while NS 21M was holding on track one. Note in this photo the mound of ballast and heavy construction equipment to the left on the opposite side of the river.