Sunday, November 28, 2010

A cornucopia of Thanksgiving week trains...

Train sightings on 11-20/23/24-10.

...and, in my opinion, none of them were considered turkeys. This random selection of sightings starts on November 20 with NS 64J taking the Royce Running track (LEHL MP 40) as it prepares to work the BRI facility in Bridgewater. Motive power was NS 9482 followed by NS 8705 and NS 9198 on this day.

NJT 4800 (ex-Amtrak 812; GE P40DC) is the leader for NJT train 5719 as it pulls into NJT's Raritan Valley Line (RVL) North Branch station on November 23 on time at 11:07. It has quite a newsworthy past. NJT 4800 served as one of the two engines on that initial southbound revenue run of ACES (Atlantic City Express Service) on February 6, 2009. On the February 12, 2010 ACES run, 4800 caught fire while running on the NEC in Falls Township (PA). The fire brought down an estimated quarter-mile of overhead catenary. This caused all train service between Wilmington DE and Trenton NJ on the NEC to be shut down for 2 hours as a result.

Next up is NS 20E, with NS 7610, NS 9970 and NS 9676, seen passing through the Main Street grade crossing in Three Bridges, NJ (LEHL; MP48) at 8:30 on November 24.

The final image is of NJT train 5725 heading west over the RVL after departing Whitehouse Station around 2:15 PM. This partial view is of 3,700 foot passing siding in Readington Township as seen from the Mountain Road overpass. Hope that these images provided a feast for your eyes and adds to your enjoyment of Thanksgiving...