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NEFAN
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« Reply #180 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 10:11am »
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on Apr 14th, 2012, 4:10pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Gentlemen:
 
Consider, too, that when the SANTA FE cars entered commuter service in New Jersey, they found themselves in a service they clearly were not designed for.
 
Consider the braking system; when these cars were operating on long-haul SF runs, there were long distances between many station stops; on the E-L, the suburban stops were close together, resulting in frequent stops, which translated into much harder wear on the braking system.
 
Too, as I discussed earlier, as these cars (like the ex-BN and GN coaches) had only one door per side, unlike the "standard" commuter cars with two vestibule entrances per car; this, of course, increased dwell time at stations, something NOT conducive to tight scheduling during the rush-hours.....
 
"H.F.M."

 
I remember riding the BN/GN coaches in the 70's and can remember how slowly they unloaded at the stops. There were also a few ex Mopac? coaches that still had their compartments  intact at the ends of the car. Not really made for the commuter trade! They were nicer to ride in though than the old CNJ/PRR museum pieces.
Here is one of the Mopac coaches. I like the port hole window at the end.


http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/PassengerTrains/New_Jersey_Transit_Mopac_coach_Raritan_NJ_21581.jpg
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« Reply #181 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 11:02am »
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NEFAN:
 
Great pic!
 
Yep, I well recall those ex-MOPAC coaches with the portholes, particulary at Newark, on the Raritan line runs....quite distinctive!
 
As I had noted early on in this thread, the CNJ's NY&LB consists of 40-odd years back, where quite colorful, with not only the ex-GN and BN coaches, but CNJ heavyweights (including ex-BLUE COMET open-platform observations!) and even an ex-FEC streamlined obs!
 
While the through-line equipment was clearly not designed for high-density commuter operations, they sure delighted the railfans of the day!
 
"H.F.M."


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« Reply #182 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 11:17am »
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CNJ #1523 (still wearing the drab "austerity" paint of the 1960's) with an ex-MOPAC coach first in the consist (1974).......
 
http://gelwood.railfan.net/cnj/cnj1523bgs.jpg


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« Reply #183 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 11:19am »
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Philipsburgh, 1974.....
 
http://gelwood.railfan.net/cnj/cnj1524ags.jpg


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« Reply #184 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 11:23am »
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Bay Head, circa-1975.
 
Note that this coach is still wearing the colors of her former owner, but now lettered for the CNJ (also note "Liberty" herald).......
 
http://gelwood.railfan.net/cnj/cnj-co000bma.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #185 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 11:31am »
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Also at Bay Head.......
 
http://gelwood.railfan.net/cnj/cnj-co000bmb.jpg


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« Reply #186 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 11:42am »
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Ex-BLUE COMET observation coupled to an ex-MOPAC coach, Raritan, 1974......
 
http://thebluecomet.com/cnj1178raritan.jpg


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« Reply #187 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 11:46am »
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Bound Brook, 1974............
 
http://www.thebluecomet.com/cnj3675boundbrookPC.jpg


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« Reply #188 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 12:00pm »
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Ex-CNJ (MOPAC) coach #334 at Waldwick, NY.........
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=133476


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« Reply #189 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 12:05pm »
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Ex-MOPAC coach (CNJ #342) wearing both CNJ and NJDOT heralds, January, 1976......
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1422917


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« Reply #190 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 12:10pm »
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Ex-SANTA FE coach, sporting CNJ and NJDOT heralds.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cnj/cnj-co00ckg.jpg


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« Reply #191 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 2:38pm »
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An interesting view of CNJ (ex-MOPAC) coach #330 at Newark; note that the lower portion of the car is painted in a lighter shade of blue.
 
Also, note that there is no CNJ lettering or heralds, only the NJDOT emblem......
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=556673


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« Reply #192 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 3:27pm »
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CNJ coach (ex-MOPAC) #323 looks particularly handsome in solid blue (no gold letterboard)......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cnj/cnj-co323akg.jpg


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« Reply #193 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 3:41pm »
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"An interesting view of CNJ (ex-MOPAC) coach #330 at Newark; note that the lower portion of the car is painted in a lighter shade of blue"
 
Its not a lighter blue... its the sky reflecting on stainless steel.
 
The car is a former C&O parlor which was sold to the MoPac in 1959 and rebuilt to a coach in 1963.  Because of corrosion behind the corrugated lower panels these panels were removed and new stainless steel sheet was applied.


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #194 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 3:47pm »
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Jerry.....
 
Amazing what sunlight can do to a photograph!
 
Before your explanation, I was scratching my head, wondering at just what paint scheme I was seeing.....certainly had not encountered it before!
 
"H.F.M."


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« Reply #195 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 3:55pm »
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URHS #333 (ex-CNJ/ex-GN/ex-UP), lettered for the B&O.....
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=590767


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« Reply #196 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 4:01pm »
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URHS #332 (ex-CNJ/ex-GN/ex-UP), lettered for the LEHIGH VALLEY.......
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=775631


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« Reply #197 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 4:05pm »
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URHS #326 "ERIE" (ex-CNJ/ex-GN).......
 
http://urhs.org/pictures/urhs_326.jpg


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« Reply #198 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 4:28pm »
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http://rrpicturearchives.net/showpicture.aspx?id=590767
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=775631
 
These cars are named for, not lettered for, the various roads that the United Railroad Historical Society cover.  These cars have been used in the past for some interesting excursions though of late there doesn't seem to be as much going on as there use to be.
 
More photos can be found at this link...
http://passcarphotos.info/Indices/U3a.htm#URHS


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« Reply #199 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 5:08pm »
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on Apr 16th, 2012, 4:28pm, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showpicture.aspx?id=590767
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=775631
 
These cars are named for, not lettered for, the various roads that the United Railroad Historical Society cover.  These cars have been used in the past for some interesting excursions though of late there doesn't seem to be as much going on as there use to be.
 
More photos can be found at this link...
 
 
http://passcarphotos.info/Indices/U3a.htm#URHS

 
Jerry:
 
Just curious......
 
Were any of these URHS cars ever at Hoboken for the steam excursions that used to be held, quite awhile back?
 
These cars look vaguely famliar, but my memory is a bit fuzzy on this.....
 
"H.F.M."


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