Friday, February 12, 2016

Hillsborough fire adjacent to NS's Lehigh Line

Smoke billows over Veterans Industrial Park in Hillsborough, NJ as NS 11J's leader NS 9603 holds with its consist of autoracks on the Lehigh Line’s Main 1, ex-Royce Runner, for eastbounds NS 212 and NS 22V to pass on Main 2 before it proceeds west on February 12, 2016. This fire had started around 2:30 PM on February 11 and continued to burn throughout the night before it was finally extinguished Friday afternoon. Smoke plumes from this fire were so intense that they were picked up by weather radar. Off to the left of 11J’s power can be seen the hand switch that allows for rail access to this facility. What NS trains were detained, the amount of damage or what caused this fire is unknown at this time.