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strasburg90
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BR&W in Lambertville
 
« on: Jun 30th, 2004, 2:06pm »
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did they actually run here.please post pix and history

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« Reply #1 on: Jun 30th, 2004, 8:24pm »
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Yes they did.  BR&W interchanged with the Penn Central in Lambertville until 1976.  After the formation of Conrail, BR&W aquired roughly two miles of the old Bel-Del in Lambertville (as the Bel-Del was being torn up) and the interchange was moved to Three Bridges (former CNJ Flemington Branch).
 
Looking for some pictures...
 
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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #2 on: Jun 30th, 2004, 8:26pm »
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Yes they did.  BR&W interchanged with the Penn Central in Lambertville until 1976.  After the formation of Conrail, BR&W aquired roughly two miles of the old Bel-Del in Lambertville (as the Bel-Del was being torn up) and the interchange was moved to Three Bridges (former CNJ Flemington Branch).  BR&W ran sunday passenger trains to Lambertville till the late '90s.  They also ran a Saturday Night train from Flemington to Lambertville.
 
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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #3 on: Jun 30th, 2004, 9:50pm »
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where did they turn her,lambertville station

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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #4 on: Jun 30th, 2004, 10:13pm »
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on Jun 30th, 2004, 9:50pm, reuter wrote:       (Click here for original message)
where did they turn her,lambertville station

 
there is a runaround south of the station building.
 
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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #5 on: Jul 1st, 2004, 12:10am »
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Yes! As Rod said, there is a runaround south of the L'ville Station. Of course, when the 4666 did the L'ville runs, the runaround was vestigial.  
 
   Mike


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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #6 on: Jul 1st, 2004, 8:42am »
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whats the 4446 or whatever ya call it
 
 
 
 
    thanks,
 
rod,dan,and mike


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banthediesel
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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #7 on: Jul 6th, 2004, 8:41pm »
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4666 is the ex-PRR doodlebug built by brill i believe in 1930.
 
it's 75th b-day is next year... carl hosler really wants it to be in operating condition by then.
 
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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #8 on: Jul 17th, 2004, 10:54pm »
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I understand that the BR&W stopped running trains south of Ringoes into Lambertville due to deteriorating track conditions.   Plus, I heard that locals were not fond of the train coming through the busy town on weekends. When service ceased, it seemed almost mutual.  
 
The rails are in very poor condition these days, with weeds growing all around the ROW. Does the BR&W plan on returning to Lambertville in the future?  


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banthediesel
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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #9 on: Jul 19th, 2004, 5:16pm »
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yes

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pacobell73
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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #10 on: Jul 26th, 2004, 8:38am »
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Is ther a time frame for when when Lambertville will see a train again?  

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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #11 on: Aug 6th, 2004, 11:31pm »
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   I too am very interested in the return of train service into Lambertville.
I also seen the forementioned deteriorated track condition and said, "is something going to be done?"    
    After making some inquiries last year, I also got an answer that the Black River and Western was indeed in the process of restoring this line.  Allegedlyit was to be this year.
   Only time will tell.  
   I hope they make good on their promise.


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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #12 on: Aug 7th, 2004, 9:46am »
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I hope they start running there again too. ESPECIALY WITH 60! I'd be there!

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 16th, 2004, 8:43pm »
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on Jul 6th, 2004, 8:41pm, banthediesel wrote:       (Click here for original message)
4666 is the ex-PRR doodlebug built by brill i believe in 1930.
 
it's 75th b-day is next year... carl hosler really wants it to be in operating condition by then.
 
rod

 
Doodlebug 4666:
 
http://community.webshots.com/photo/31287245/33755736neVqfo
 
http://community.webshots.com/photo/80807119/120095858XVRyPm


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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #14 on: Sep 15th, 2004, 4:55pm »
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Does anyone know specifically why the track was taken out of service?  Was is just lack of usage or were there particular problems with the roadbed?  
I remember there were some places where the embankment was sliding away and were beginning to look a little scary.  There was, though, lots of work done to that segment in the early 90s, what with welded rail at boss road and rt 29, and lots of new ties put in and broken rails changed out...it would be sad if it became a bike path for yuppies to sweat out their precious carbs...


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« Reply #15 on: Sep 15th, 2004, 6:36pm »
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Surley it would! It has already happened to the Stockton part of the line!

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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #16 on: Jan 12th, 2005, 10:02am »
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I recall someone saying that one of the hurricanes that came through washed away the tracks by one of the bridges.  That was the one of the  reasons I was told that they had stopped going to Lambertville.   The other was ridership declined going there.
 
Kevin


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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #17 on: Mar 17th, 2005, 3:40pm »
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I worked on the NH&I across the river in 1991 til 1996 and 60 did come down at least once every year unitl at least 1995 on the evening trains.  Both the 40 and 60 would exchange whistle greetings.

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« Reply #18 on: Mar 17th, 2005, 4:47pm »
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that must have been neat.

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Re: brw in lambertville
 
« Reply #19 on: Mar 17th, 2005, 6:52pm »
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on Mar 17th, 2005, 3:40pm, MCC385 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I worked on the NH&I across the river in 1991 til 1996 and 60 did come down at least once every year unitl at least 1995 on the evening trains.  Both the 40 and 60 would exchange whistle greetings.  

Wow! That'd be cool! I hope it happens again!  


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