Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Two from this cloudy Sunday morning...

(Train sightings on 10-31-10.)

First, along the LEHL NS 11J is approaching Hillsborough's Valley Road grade crossing (MP 40) at 9:13 on this cloudy morning. Leader 8384 is ex-CR 6171 followed by NS 9235 and 57 autoracks.

Next stop is Belle Mead where CSX 439, with leader CSX 778, passes beneath the Route 206 bridge that is scheduled to be replaced. Work to replace the Route 206 overpass in Belle Mead (NJ) over CSX's Trenton Line has begun as evidenced by the clearing of the surrounding area. This project will demolish the existing 85-foot single-span bridge and replaced it with a new 138-foot single-span structure 200 feet south of the current bridge. A sidewalk in each direction will be included on the new span. The clearing of the trees has provided a photo location, albeit a temporary one, along a line that does not have many photo locations due to the trees adjacent to the ROW. This project also proposed to “Keep the historic element of the Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Historic District and Belle Meade Railroad Station by designing the replacement bridge with the same characteristics of the existing bridge”.