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Black River & Western General Discussion
 
« on: Feb 1st, 2005, 8:35am »
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this is the br&w general discussion.chat on anything about the rr here.post away
 
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 11:43am »
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I was in Three Bridges. NJ last week and happened upon this train in the BR&W yard. It had a GP-38-2 and a D8-32B up front with about 15 cars and then an SD-40 on the rear. It appears to be an NS train and I was wondering if anyone knows what train this might be.  It pulled out of the little yard there and swung up on to the Lehigh Line; then proceded West towards A-town, now with the SD-40 up front.

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 11:45am »
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the hind end.................for now.

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 11:47am »
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then, up and on to the Lehigh Line where it reversed direction with the SD-40 in the lead.

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 12:14pm »
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Wow!  
 
Nice and rare pictures!!!  
 
Wonder what the occasion was.  
 
Joe...  


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on Aug 4th, 2005, 12:14pm, Nhirr_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wow!  
 
Nice and rare pictures!!!  
 
Wonder what the occasion was.  
 
Joe...  

 
Thanks Joe. Are they really rare? Don't tell me I finally nabbed something good!!  
Anyway, I have more if you want to see 'em. I just have to resize them.
 
Dave


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« Reply #6 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 10:55pm »
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on Aug 4th, 2005, 12:39pm, denjct wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Thanks Joe. Are they really rare? Don't tell me I finally nabbed something good!!  
Anyway, I have more if you want to see 'em. I just have to resize them.
 
Dave

I don't know if they are rare. But nice photos anyhow!


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« Reply #7 on: Apr 15th, 2006, 11:35am »
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The one and only time I was on the Black River & Western I hardly remember because I was two. The locomotive was a GP-9 pleas dint ask me which one I dint remember. We hit a car somewhere near Ringrose, none were hurt fortunately.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 16th, 2008, 10:51pm »
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The new 2008 schedule is posted on the trust website....A couple new dates for stuff this year

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« Reply #9 on: May 6th, 2008, 5:20pm »
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What happened to the Passenger Trains this Weekend
 
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« Reply #10 on: May 6th, 2008, 10:01pm »
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on saturday, the trains had to be nulled, due to the brakes being "renewed".  On sunday, the trains were running with 1202, one coach, and the BRW caboose. ridership was not that great on sunday though. There was about 10 or less each way.

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« Reply #11 on: May 7th, 2008, 1:03pm »
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#60 returning to the rails, if and when that happens, will generate renewed interest in the RR.

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« Reply #12 on: May 7th, 2008, 2:56pm »
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on May 7th, 2008, 1:03pm, GP9_engineer wrote:       (Click here for original message)
#60 returning to the rails, if and when that happens, will generate renewed interest in the RR.

 
Yeah hard to think that when 60 comes out the numbers will stay as low as 12 people on a beautiful Sunday with temperatures in the low 70s.  I still have to find time to stop by and see if I can lend a hand on 60, I think I shall give up on train service over there as I don't see it being worthy way to spend my time, at least as of now.


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« Reply #13 on: May 7th, 2008, 9:00pm »
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on May 7th, 2008, 2:56pm, Baldwin_feeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I still have to find time to stop by and see if I can lend a hand on 60, I think I shall give up on train service over there as I don't see it being worthy way to spend my time, at least as of now.

Probably not if nobody is riding the train...


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« Reply #14 on: May 8th, 2008, 3:06pm »
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So, why were not the brakes renewed before the trains were to start running? They advertised it all around the area. What was the surprise?
 
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« Reply #15 on: May 8th, 2008, 7:26pm »
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So, why were not the brakes renewed before the trains were to start running? They advertised it all around the area. What was the surprise?

Sadly it's become the way things are done at the BR&W.  I'd like the hear the rationale about this one......  


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« Reply #16 on: May 9th, 2008, 6:18am »
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There was an email that was sent out Friday, the day before opening season, stating from the General Manager, that trains are going to be nulled on saturday, due to the brakes needing new COTS.

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« Reply #17 on: May 9th, 2008, 8:11am »
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It is ashame that "this is the way things are done" at the BRW. From some of the postings, it seemed there was a renewed interest. But this is a major drawback.
 
Even if the General Manager sent out an e-mail the day before, it still does not explain what it happened.  
 
If COTS (I assume this is some type of RR term for brakes) needs to be done, are there not records that show that?? To me it seems that if you need to get your car that you drive inspected, it needs to be done BEFORE it expires.
 
Again. So what was the surprise?
 
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« Reply #18 on: May 9th, 2008, 8:44am »
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Performing the required inspections on the passenger coaches was the responsibility of an individual who ended up not doing the work. The individuals responsible for seeing that the work was done were misled by this individual until the last minute to believe that everything was A-OK. An unfortunate situation all around, but not representative of "the way things are done" at BR&W.  
 
The dismal ridership Sunday was primarily the result of trains being cancelled on Saturday.


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« Reply #19 on: May 9th, 2008, 12:15pm »
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Mr. Shea,
 
Thank you for the Reply and some explination.
 
Since there were trains that ran on Sunday, with one coach and a caboose, I would think that someone did some work on Saturday to get things ready.
 
Was this done by the RR? Or was it the volunteers of the Black River Railroad Historical Trust?
 
Also, was the person who "lied" to everyone about this situation still working on the RR? It seems to me that if you fall down that hard with your employer, they may not be emplying you any more.
 
Have the other coaches been done so they can run this weekend?
 
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