Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Pennsy delight 7-21-2013

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr.  Text, photos, and captions are his. 

Today, 7-21-2013 Sunday, the American Association of Railroad Superintendents ran a chartered train around Conrail- Shared Assets trackage. This train was operated by Conrail, Amtrak, and Juniata Terminal, the owner of these fine steads. Train left Newark, NJ Penn Station at noon, ran the Lehigh Line to Port Reading Jct, reversed ends and proceeded down the Port Reading Secondary, then up the Chemical Coast line to Oak Island. Crossed Newark Bay at Upper Draw and proceeded up the National Docks, through the Bergan Tunnels, and back on the P&H to CP NK where they proceeded to back down the NJT connection to Amtrak and returned to Penn Station. And they did it all in less than the scheduled time of 4 hours!! As usual, Mr. Levin's E-units looked and sounded good at all locations!

A good time had by all.

PRR 5711 passes NJT Raritan Valley commuter train at Hillside, NJ_7-21-2013

PRR 5809 leads AARS special across draw bridge at Upper Bay, Jersey City, NJ_7-21-2013

PRR 5809 crossing Newark Bay heading for Jersey City, NJ_7-21-2013

PRR 5809 leads special along the P&H branch at Oak Island, NJ_7-21-2013