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BRWRuckus
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Corn Maze
 
« on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 7:38am »
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Did anyone get a chance to visit the "preview night" for the new corn maze event last Friday? If so, what did you think about the operation?


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« Reply #1 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 5:25pm »
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I personally didnt get to attend the event, but this past sunday I was riding in the converted flatcar which was very interesting. The northbound trip to flemington was fine, the southbound on the other hand wasnt so good....Apparantly 1202 spits out oil when under power...I think its a good idea that we use 752 for the PJX...some families were not happy after they disembarked the train. Other than that... I thought it was very the ride was very fun.

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 25th, 2008, 4:40pm »
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It sounds as if no one went through the Corn Maze.
Kind of ashame, I was wondering what it was like.
 
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 25th, 2008, 6:16pm »
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Come to think of it there was a passenger on Sunday who went through it and spoke very highly about it. Although it is a more seasonal way of having an open car, it provided the ride in a new and unique way. Folks who came out of the converted flat car may have come out dirty but that is the mind set that needs to be established for when 60 pulls the train again. For the up coming trains putting a caboose between the converted flat car and the engine should probably solve this.

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 4:14pm »
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So no one has personally gone through the maze? I heard people had gotten COVERED in oil from the NEW Green Engine. From what I hear, they were NON to happy!!!!  
 
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 4:48pm »
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i have started to go through the maize, but then I heard 752 and ran out to take a picture...I was also crew that day and was not about to get my shoes covered with dirt. BUT...I can imagine what it would be like at night... i think its awesome.

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 22nd, 2008, 8:19am »
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So far so good. I've never seen so many satisfied passengers at once. In three weekends of maze operation we've had close to 3000 people visit the maze.
 
The incident moresteam speaks of with the oil from the 1202 occurred during the robbery in September. The 1202, when under heavy load does occassionally belch, and this is what happened. 1202 is assigned to the PJX, the shuttle train between Pumpkin Junction and Ringoes Station. Since this is a very short run made at low speed, we have not had this problem since the robbery.
 
The flatcar is definitely a hit. Hopefully we'll be able to offer this at other times throughout next year!


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« Reply #7 on: Oct 22nd, 2008, 5:49pm »
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Could be worse...
 
I know a neighboring railroad to the south which has had a similar hay car in operation for years, had a situation some years back where their diesel was setting the hay on fire with sparks thrown from the stack while attempting to acsend their steepest grade....and yes, there were about 60 people on it.
 
Good to hear you're having a good turnout!


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