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Re: Black River & Western General Discussion
 
« Reply #80 on: Sep 10th, 2009, 12:04pm »
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When riding the train, departing Ringoes going to Flemington, Toad Lane is the first crossing, there better not be any trees in the gauge! Boss Road is where the (Lambertville) out of service section starts. I don't know of any bulldozer, however, a group of volunteers will be doing a brush cutting trip between Ringoes and Toad Lane soon (I forget the exact date), their efforts should be commended!

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« Reply #81 on: Sep 10th, 2009, 10:26pm »
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The railroad was sprayed for intrusive growth some time back so the grass, etc. within the gauge is quite dead. The trees, alongside the line and within the RR property, will be removed.  The power company recently cleared tons of trees and brush from along the line where power lines run parallel to the tracks.  The RR will now finish the job. Should be some nice photo spots soon.

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« Reply #82 on: Sep 11th, 2009, 12:48am »
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This is all great news. Glad to hear that they're making such improvements.
 
Can't wait to see 60 run through the improved ROW.


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« Reply #83 on: Sep 13th, 2009, 6:10pm »
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Did the BR&W run any passenger trains today?

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« Reply #84 on: Sep 13th, 2009, 10:50pm »
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On Saturday evening the BRW ran a passenger train using 2 SW-1200's. Did anyone get a photo?

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« Reply #85 on: Sep 13th, 2009, 11:19pm »
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on Sep 13th, 2009, 6:10pm, Cumbres and Toltec fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Did the BR&W run any passenger trains today?

Check out Post #74 on the tab: Topic: Re: What do you think of the BR&W?
That might sum it up for you.


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« Reply #86 on: Mar 29th, 2010, 5:37pm »
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I know there is another topic for the Lehigh Valley #112, but I figured since she is now on BR&W property, I would post a few pics from yesterday.

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« Reply #87 on: Mar 29th, 2010, 5:38pm »
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Here's a view of the front.

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« Reply #88 on: Mar 29th, 2010, 5:38pm »
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And the hind end. Can't wait to see her in operation!
 
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« Reply #89 on: Aug 9th, 2010, 3:16pm »
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Can anybody say why the Black River Railroad is now only running on Sundays?
Why can't it run on Saturdays also?
 
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« Reply #90 on: Aug 11th, 2010, 4:41pm »
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I believe it is an issue with crewing trains which is a shame.

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« Reply #91 on: Aug 11th, 2010, 5:04pm »
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OK.... If that is the problem, why not get some more people for the crews? I'm sure there must be plenty of people out there that would want to run trains.
 
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« Reply #92 on: Aug 11th, 2010, 5:17pm »
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on Aug 11th, 2010, 5:04pm, moresteam wrote:       (Click here for original message)
OK.... If that is the problem, why not get some more people for the crews? I'm sure there must be plenty of people out there that would want to run trains.
 
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I have worked with a number of volunteer run RRs, believe me it is not that easy. You would think people would want to be in train service, but that is the way it goes.
 And you have to remember all the training required for positions such as Engineer, brakemen and conductor....not so easy  
 
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« Reply #93 on: Aug 11th, 2010, 6:20pm »
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on Aug 11th, 2010, 5:04pm, moresteam wrote:       (Click here for original message)
OK.... If that is the problem, why not get some more people for the crews? I'm sure there must be plenty of people out there that would want to run trains.
 
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LOL That is a hell of a lot easier said than done. Hell, we have trouble finding people to run our railroad and WE PAY!!!!


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« Reply #94 on: Aug 13th, 2010, 11:45am »
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So it is NOT easy getting Volunteers! Could they not just hire full time crews? I know if you Pay your volunteers, they end up just being volunteers. But if you pay a full time crew that THAT is their job they could keep the trains running.
 
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« Reply #95 on: Aug 13th, 2010, 4:20pm »
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Sure, you could get a paid staff, that is how we operate the Nevada Northern when there are no volunteers. But I am sure they trust does not have the funds available to pay a crew. You figure Engineer, Firemen, Conductor, Head Brakemen and Rear Brakemen, but that is just how we operate our train in Nevada....money.
 
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« Reply #96 on: Aug 14th, 2010, 11:55am »
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on Aug 11th, 2010, 5:04pm, moresteam wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I'm sure there must be plenty of people out there that would want to run trains.

I think this is the page you are looking for:
http://brrht.org/docs/BRRHT%20Membership%20Application.pdf
 
If you don't want to join and volunteer itís not the end of the world, but just think how many people decide not to volunteer for similar reasons.
 
If you do join the trust because you want to volunteer (you can join and not volunteer) then welcome aboard!  
 
As a volunteer (I will be on tonight's train), I can't imagine getting paid for this. When we welcome people to the station we are maintaining a tradition that goes back before the civil war, why would you want to put a dollar value on that?


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« Reply #97 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 5:00pm »
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So I guess no one has any real ideas to get people to volunteer other that to just step up!
So how do you get people to step up??
 
Any one know about when 60 will come back? Maybe that will spark interest.
 
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« Reply #98 on: May 19th, 2011, 7:56pm »
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I thought this photo was very interesting, 752 on the Bel Del.
 
Any reason for leaving Ringoes?
 
http://tnyswthsi.shuttlepod.org/Default.aspx?pageId=875106&id=2747272&dh=32&cppr=4
 


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« Reply #99 on: May 20th, 2011, 1:18pm »
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As you all may know the Black River System has a pretty robust engine leasing business.   Engines get moved around from time to time.  During the 2010 season, BDRV 8142 and BDRV 9581 were assigned at times to the B&DR, while BR&W 752 and BDRV 1202 were assigned to the BR&W.   During the operating season, #9581 was leased out to Kinder Morgan in Newport News.   Part of the agreement between the Black River System and NYS&WTHS is that the railroad will provide two (2) diesels for the x-mas trains.   This ment that one engine from the BR&W needed to be sent over.  #752 was chosen becasue it has a heater for its water tank, thus it would not need to run all the time.  Leaving #1202 as the sole power on the BR&W.    
 
  Recently NS has made it diffucult to move engines without alignment control couplers.   Almost none of the Black River System locomotives do.   After the season it was easer to modify the #8142 , than the #752 or pay the high shipping rates.  #8142 has a smart start so it was brough back so to winterize the #1202 who, at that time did not have a smart start.
 
  So for now BR&W #752 is assigned as the sole power on the B&DR and  BDRV #1202 and #8142 are assigned to the BR&W.


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