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« Reply #20 on: Feb 6th, 2007, 8:41pm »
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Standard GP9. Weight- fully loaded... 244,000 min. lbs.

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« Reply #21 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 11:21am »
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I think the reality is Colin, that the track is the culprit, not the engine.
 
The suspension sytems of the Steam Loco vrs. a Diesel differ in many ways....mainly leaf springs vrs. coil springs.
 
It's not the damage the engine is doing to the track, its the expensive and time consuming damage the track is doing to the engine.
 


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« Reply #22 on: Feb 9th, 2007, 1:25pm »
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on Jan 23rd, 2007, 8:55pm, pumpkin_head wrote:       (Click here for original message)
man power to cut  down the forrest thats grown in the gauge.
 

 
PH,  there is no forest IN the gauge.  The Volunteer Railroaders Association and a few BR&W guys cleared the line south from Ringoes.  Up until last summer it was passible with railroad motorcars.    
 
It would go a long way if the entire line was sprayed with Roundup in the spring.   The briars tend to grow 6" per day in the summer so they are a constant battle.  The line north of Ringoes and into Flemington is kept in better shape than between Flemington and Three Bridges.


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« Reply #23 on: Feb 9th, 2007, 1:31pm »
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on Feb 6th, 2007, 6:47pm, rwk wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Why can't old coaches be moved on NS? Would NS ever allow a public excursion, steam or diesel on it's tracks, why or why not? Is the line still intact from Flemington to Somerville? The ex-CNJ line?

 
rwk,
 
Friction Bearing trucks (which these cars have) are no longer accepted in interchange.  Most of the Class I railroads will NOT let them on their tracks.   If they were on roller bearing trucks, NS might interchange them if they met all the other requirements.   In the long run it may be cheaper to put it on a flatcar or truck it outright.
 
Public Excursions on NS and CSX are discouraged through their insurance requirements.   I believe it is a $100 million dollar minimum.   This makes ticket prices to the public unrealistically high.  Hence the reason there are almost no public excursions on NS and CSX and won't be for quite some time.
 
Chris, not affiliated with the BR&W group.


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« Reply #24 on: Feb 12th, 2007, 2:56pm »
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It is true that we pay more attention to the line between Flemington & Ringoes, since that is where our passengers generally ride. There are several track projects in the works by the BR&W, including extensive weed spraying of the line from Three Bridges to Ringoes. Leftover weeds-die-forever juice may be used to tame the jungle on the line to Lambertville.

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« Reply #25 on: Feb 14th, 2007, 7:26pm »
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Are there any plans for work to be done to the BR&W caboose 200?

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« Reply #26 on: Feb 15th, 2007, 7:54pm »
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speaking of cabooses, what happened to this one

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« Reply #27 on: Feb 15th, 2007, 8:02pm »
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Never seen it before Joe. But it has the same shape as 200, and the same yellow stripes.

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« Reply #28 on: Feb 15th, 2007, 8:29pm »
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brw_60_752 - "Speaking of cabooses, what happened to this one?
 
 
Hi,
 
This one looks like BR&W 34, an ex-RDG Class NMj caboose that is/was in Scranton, PA.
 
Happy Hunting, Roger


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« Reply #29 on: Feb 15th, 2007, 11:08pm »
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ok now what is going on with #11. it is just sitting in Flemington rusting. Is 11 ever gonna be restored? is the trust gonna do something with it in the future? cant they at least take the weeds and brush off of it?  every time i head to the BRW i see that crane, it brings a "dead" look to the railroad, if you are a guy from out of state, remember "first impressions last"

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« Reply #30 on: Feb 15th, 2007, 11:11pm »
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for those of you that dont know, #11 is the american crane car

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« Reply #31 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 9:54am »
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Well they don't really need it since they have the nice one.

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« Reply #32 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 12:50pm »
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yea but that one is a short one , #11 is an AMERICAN crane car and is part of the original Black River fleet . it has the diamond which is why something should be done , but not sell it

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« Reply #33 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 12:54pm »
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also they could fix it so they can display it at railroad days like moving stuff in the yard, like parts and stuff and let people use it as an activity and the other crane says BDRV not just BRW, this is an original piece of  the Black River and should be restored.

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« Reply #34 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 5:26pm »
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on Feb 15th, 2007, 11:08pm, brw_60_752 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
ok now what is going on with #11. it is just sitting in Flemington rusting. Is 11 ever gonna be restored? is the trust gonna do something with it in the future? cant they at least take the weeds and brush off of it?  every time i head to the BRW i see that crane, it brings a "dead" look to the railroad, if you are a guy from out of state, remember "first impressions last"
It's not there anymore. I did not ask where it went. It is an interesting piece as all railcranes are.


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« Reply #35 on: Feb 16th, 2007, 8:22pm »
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ITS GONE!!!!? when did they do this?

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« Reply #36 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 2:27pm »
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The BRW American crane and its flatcar remain on Ralston siding in Flemington. There are no current plans to either dispose of or restore this equipment. As someone else pointed out, the BRW has a functional crane and fortunately does not have a need for two. This would be a nice piece to see restored, but it does not have any significant historical value and it is very low on the totem pole / wish list right now.
 
There is some track rehabilitation being planned for the area where this crane is stored, so it is likely that it will be moved in the not-so-distant future. Never fear, it will probably be moved to Ringoes.


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« Reply #37 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 6:32pm »
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ok thats  good i guess, at least they will be moving after several years, when is the track work supposed to begin about?

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« Reply #38 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 6:43pm »
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UH OH. Sorry. I swear I looked for it quite some time ago and it was'nt there.. I can't remember. Did they move it from it's old spot? Now I am confused. Well at least that crane is still around. I'm glad our trust director and chairman cleared it up. Sorry for the false report. As punishment I will drive across town tomorrow after work and find it.  Jim.

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« Reply #39 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 6:45pm »
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Cool pics. it is sad to see the fate of the old cars and cranes
 
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