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gpicyk
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« on: May 16th, 2005, 9:58am »
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I was given a stack of pictures as a gift from my good friend Don McFall. The photos are of the Raritan River Rail Road in the 40's and earlier. The first shot is 4-4-0 no. 8 built in 1882 at  South Amboy,N.J. It was built by Cooke for the NYL&W as #3 later DL&W #927 in 1899 and sold to the Raritan River in Jan 1914. The photo was taken about 1916. This was the information on the back of the picture which was printed as a post card.     George Picyk

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« Reply #1 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:01am »
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Here is a shot of Raritan River #1. No other information on this picture. George Picyk

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« Reply #2 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:06am »
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This is Raritan River #7 shot at Parlin,N.J. on Oct.6,1945. George Picyk

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« Reply #3 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:14am »
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This is Raritan River #8. Ex PRR #7542 built by PRR's Juniata Shops in May of 1910. It is shown at South Amboy on June 19,1941. George Picyk

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« Reply #4 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:21am »
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This shot was taken at South Amboy on Nov.20,1946. It shows #9 on the head end and #11 is the pusher. George Picyk

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« Reply #5 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:26am »
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This shot is the same train as the previous post. Taken on Nov.20,1946. This shows #11, the pusher, running in reverse. George Picyk

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« Reply #6 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:32am »
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Here is a shot of Raritan River caboose #6. Note the DL&W heritage. It was taken 06/19/1941 at South Amboy,N.J.  George Picyk

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« Reply #7 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:36am »
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A shot of the Raritan River station at New Brunswick, N.J. about 1910. George Picyk

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« Reply #8 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:41am »
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A shot of Raritan River #5. Built by Baldwin in May of 1910. Picture taken at South Amboy,N.J. 06/19/1941. George Picyk

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« Reply #9 on: May 16th, 2005, 10:45am »
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A shot of Raritan River #7 built by Baldwin in August,1919. Ex Chattahouchee Valley #11. Photo taken at South Amboy 07/08/1942. I have more photos of the Raritan River and will post them as soon as I scan them. George Picyk

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 6th, 2009, 2:15pm »
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I really enjoyed looking at these Raritan River shots, all four sets.  My father grew up in New Brunswick in the 1930s & 40s, and told me about watching their trains when they came into New Brunswick.  Sadly, he never had the money to take photos.  


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« Reply #11 on: Apr 21st, 2010, 5:48pm »
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A most amazing thing has occurred.  The wee tykes at Atlas have announced a model of RRRR 100...the Ricky's only 40 foot boxcar, in O scale.  Alas, alar and alack the model is only available as part of a 4-car set with a CNJ, LV and one other car.  The model will be in the red with gray stripe paint job.  Good work, Atlas!

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