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Eddie M.
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« Reply #20 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:05pm »
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Norbi,
    I have a quick question.    What is/ are the reason-s for not using welded rail on the restored line?
         ................Eddie


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norbi
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« Reply #21 on: May 17th, 2005, 4:27pm »
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I believe its because welded rail is better for faster moving trains like passanger trains and probably becasue its cheaper but not really sure about it.

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CNJFAN
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« Reply #22 on: Jul 13th, 2005, 4:50pm »
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Today the M&E ran a test train on the SIRR up to Cranford.

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norbi
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« Reply #23 on: Jul 13th, 2005, 7:19pm »
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I was there flagging all the crossings from Linden to Cranford and back and took a lot of pictures which i will upload on my website sometime this weekend with all the pictures of the progress on RVRR

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 14th, 2005, 6:12am »
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What is your website Norbi?

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« Reply #25 on: Jul 14th, 2005, 8:39am »
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http://www.norbertoksana.com/

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CNJFAN
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« Reply #26 on: Jul 14th, 2005, 8:52am »
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I saw this site for the first time about a month ago.
I really enjoyed it alot.
Thanks Norbi.


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CNJFAN
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« Reply #27 on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 6:48am »
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Has anyone noticed all of the covered hoppers parked just off of South Ave in Cranford on the Sirr?
It goes as far as Amsterdam ave in Roselle.
Seems to me the Sirr line is offically active.
There must be at least 30 cars.
It was really great to see this.


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« Reply #28 on: Sep 7th, 2005, 10:24am »
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I've noticed the hoppers, but the lights/gates at South Ave. and Amsterdam Ave. have not been updated.  I'm assuming that new gates and warnings need to be installed at all major crossings before the Staten Island line can be fully functional.

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 7th, 2005, 10:57am »
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Hello All:
 
I've been enjoying this group and decided to add my 2 cents.  I live in Staten ISland so the work being done by the M&E is of special interest to me.
 
Last week I was scouting around the SI side of the ROW and found that most of the grading is complete w/ the completion of several small bridges.  However, tie and rail has not been laid as of yet.  The Arlington yard construction which will service both Howland Hook and the West Shore branch is complete.  The yard is maybe 10 tracks wide, very large compared to what was originally proposed about 10 years back.  
I hope to have some before and after pics uploaded for your review.
 
I will be touching base now and then...
 
Blukomet
 


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« Reply #30 on: Sep 7th, 2005, 4:23pm »
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I dont think that its M&E doing work there becasue we only went to Bayway with SIRT and thats it past it, everything is overgrown probably other railroad it working there and we are now working on RVRR in Union.

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« Reply #31 on: Sep 9th, 2005, 9:17am »
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Norbi,
 
I was wondering - will all of the triangle just north of Route 22 be restored?  Last I knew, the west side of the triangle was an overgrown automobile junkyard.


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« Reply #32 on: Sep 9th, 2005, 10:15am »
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What what i know that yes all of the triange called Y will be restored. But that may change but so far there are plans to restore the whole thing

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« Reply #33 on: Sep 27th, 2005, 3:38pm »
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Norbi
What section of track are you guys working on these days?


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Re: New work on RVRR
 
« Reply #34 on: Sep 29th, 2005, 9:42am »
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Kenilworth across from A&P changing ties.

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« Reply #35 on: Oct 4th, 2005, 6:16pm »
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I'm curious to this, what industries are the M and E going to serve running through Union, Essex and Somerset counties?  I only know of Tosco.
 No railroad undertakes something like this just for the hell of it.


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« Reply #36 on: Oct 5th, 2005, 10:17am »
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If you're talking about the restoration of the Rahway Valley and SIRR (which will be collectively known as the Rahway Valley), that is limited to Union County.  I recall a newspaper article where it said the M & E believes there will be many businesses in the industrial section of Union (just north of Route 22) that will reinstitute rail service.

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« Reply #37 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 11:24pm »
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Hey all,
What's the Hundai (sp ) dealer going to say when you plow their cars over right after route 22? Is there a set date or year when we'll be seeing trains running on the RVRR? I live in Westfield and I'm a pretty big RV fan.
 
-Colin


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« Reply #38 on: Oct 8th, 2005, 9:24pm »
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        Hey Colin,
                      My belief would be that if the Hyundai franchise expanded their property illegally, (w/o purchasing it from the heirs of the RV) then it would be tough noogies on them.  M and E can highball it right through the row and Hyundai franchise owners could do nothing legally.  
                      Many private property owners along the row who expanded their yards have recently found out they have no claim on the row.  Yet many cried and went into temper tantrums as if they were given "squatters rights".
                     Let's read what turns up in the near future?
on Oct 7th, 2005, 11:24pm, WMSR_734 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey all,
What's the Hundai (sp ) dealer going to say when you plow their cars over right after route 22? Is there a set date or year when we'll be seeing trains running on the RVRR? I live in Westfield and I'm a pretty big RV fan.
 
-Colin



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I hope they get out of the way...they've gotta learn not to park on railroad tracks!
 
Anyways, I stopped by the Meisel Ave. Crossing in Springfield yesterday, and I came to find that the side of the crossing toward Summit was all cut back!


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