Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What a difference a year makes!

(Train sightings at Belle Mead, NJ on 4-30-11 and 2-11-12.)

Back in April 30, 2011, I headed down towards CSX's Trenton Line @ Belle Mead (NJ) and was fortunate enough to catch eastbound CSX Q190. It is seen passing beneath the old Route 206 highway bridge and by one of the two buildings that were once part of the ex-Reading's station here. One year later on February 11, CSX K533 is seen passing by the same location under gray skies. Motive power on this Saturday was CSX 312 and CSX 231. Gone is the Route 206 bridge as it has been replaced by the bridge in the background. As for that station's waiting area, that is in desperate need of some mason work if it is ever to be used again as part of NJ Transit's plans to utilize this line for passenger service.