Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Saturday's NS and BR&W sightings

(Train sightings on 12-7-13.) 
This email was lost for 2 months, sorry. 

Decided to see what progress has been made with the Royce Runner on what was a rather brisk Saturday morning (December 7th). The cantilever signal for westbound trains is up but not operational. All those WB signals are still covered with black plastic. For eastbound trains that signal can be seen to the right of the red COFC back in NS 22V's train.  Motive power on this intermodal was NS 9491 and NS 7710 as it passed over the Roycefield Road grade crossing at 9:43. Within that same area and off to the left can be seen the new relay shed. Where the name will appear (CP ROYCE?) on the shed is still covered over. No idea as to when this project will become fully operational. 

   Later on Saturday afternoon, decided to head out to Flemington to check out a new location to photograph BR&W's "North Pole Express".  Saturday afternoon's run marked the first of seven runs to be made on December 7, 8 and 14. All of the excursions were noted to be sold out. Seen here, BR&W # 60 leads its consist west towards Ringoes over the First Neshanic River Bridge.