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11/12/2019
 
 
 
 
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Back from the Dead... Kinda
Title:  Back from the Dead... Kinda
Description:  While its only filling in as a "cab car," one of NJ Transits "new" dinosaurs got a chance to stretch its legs today on the first regularly scheduled trains its been a part of since September 27, 2013. This old screamer and its sister, 4120, are currently the only two F40s left on NJ Transits roster that actually run and two of three left on the property. For the last few years both have been either stored OOS or demoted to utility and yard work with the 4118 sitting dead in storage at the MMC. The remainder of the 17 ordered new for the agency in October of 1981 (the first new locomotive order actually placed by NJT) have all been sold off to new homes across the country. Some for scrap, some to tourist railroads and others to experimental rebuilders. Four of which still run on NJ Transit rails but are now owned by Metro-North for their West-of-Hudson service. This eastbound train is seen here zipping by Amtraks Hudson Tower in some crunchy morning light under Lackawanna wire on the return trip to Hoboken. Supplying HEP on the other end of the train is NJTR 4202, one of four of the oldest engines on the current roster being built for the New York Central in October of 1965.
Photo Date:  8/5/2018  Upload Date: 8/5/2018 3:05:06 PM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4119(F40PH-2CAT) NJTR 4202(GP40PH-2B)
Views:  664   Comments: 2
1897
Title:  1897
Description:  Northbound VTR 264 is about half way home to Rutland as the train tumbles across the Black River at Proctorsville with some help from a 121-year old truss bridge.
Photo Date:  7/27/2018  Upload Date: 7/31/2018 5:25:37 PM
Location:  Proctorsville, VT
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CLP 204(GP38-2)
Views:  205   Comments: 1
Rolling Storms at Bellows Falls
Title:  Rolling Storms at Bellows Falls
Description:  The sounds of distant rolling thunder and light rain set the atmosphere on a humid night at Bellows Falls as a late Northbound Vermonter arrives at the small town.
Photo Date:  7/28/2018  Upload Date: 7/31/2018 5:21:44 PM
Location:  Bellows Falls, VT
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Yard,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 118(P42DC)
Views:  187   Comments: 1
First and Finest
Title:  First and Finest
Description:  Eastbound trains crawl out of BET towards the MBTA's North Station as the peak of the rush hour spikes on the North Side. This eastbound equipment move is holding for a train just slightly ahead of it which just happened to pose it beautifully in front of the iconic "Boston Stone & Gravel" facility, one of the last major industries in the greater Boston area.
Photo Date:  7/27/2018  Upload Date: 7/31/2018 5:15:59 PM
Location:  Cambridge, MA
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MBTA 1072(F40PH-2C)
Views:  200   Comments: 1
Jersey Arrows Below Grade
Title:  Jersey Arrows Below Grade
Description:  Five of New Jerseys iconic Arrow III MUs destined for the rural hills of Somerset County zip west through the Lackawanna Railroads historic Roseville Cut. This feat of railroad engineering was part of a massive grade separation project started in 1901 to remove all at-grade road crossings on the Morris & Essex branch between Newark and South Orange with a combination of cuts, bridges and elevation. The train is seen here running just east of the former Roseville Avenue Station, the station in which the cut received its name.
Photo Date:  6/11/2018  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 8:31:53 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Comet Cabs of Port Morris
Title:  Comet Cabs of Port Morris
Description:  A mixed collection of Comet cab cars at the east end of Port Morris Yard on a cold January night in 2008. This would be the last year that the Comet I and Comet IB cars on NJ Transit would really hold any significant ground on the railroad. By this time the following year it was a much different story.
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 8:58:05 PM
Location:  Port Morris, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Night,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  196   Comments: 0
The Big Suffern Train
Title:  The Big Suffern Train
Description:  The "Big Train" to Suffern crosses the Hackensack River on a beautiful summer afternoon in New Jerseys Meadowlands.
Photo Date:  6/29/2018  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 8:50:44 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  122   Comments: 1
Numbers from the Past
Title:  Numbers from the Past
Description:  Today I was lucky enough to acquire a pair of number boards from a long retired and scrapped NJ Transit U34CH. While these boards are not the originals it was delivered to the Erie Lackawanna with in 1971 they still hold significance to me as these are the engines that as a kid blew my mind with their strange sounds and excessive smoke. The 4163 was one of the many U34CHs that wore its original "Blue Bird" NJDOT paint for its entire service career. It only received a handful of paint mods when its ownership was transferred to NJ Transit in 1983. These small changes included painting the the nose "platinum mist" silver and applying a large NJ Transit logo and the removal of the NJDOT blue arrow logo. The fate of this engine seems to be a mystery as to exactly when and where it was scrapped. It appears all that remains of it are these boards unless other collectors were lucky enough to get the horn, bell and the other two boards. I posed the two boards in some saucy afternoon light at HX Drawbridge. A piece of former Erie Lackawanna track this engine crossed probably hundreds of thousands of times in its career. In the background a modern NJ Transit PL42AC crosses the Hackensack River. Time will tell if the retirement of these modern locomotives will be a sorely felt by railfans as the U34s was.
Photo Date:  6/29/2018  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 8:49:58 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4163(U34CH) NJTR 4029(PL42-AC)
Views:  140   Comments: 1
Suffern Local Power
Title:  Suffern Local Power
Description:  A pair of Norfolk Southern GP38-2 rebuilds glisten under the bright yard lights on a humid summer night at Sufferns Hillburn Yard.
Photo Date:  5/31/2008  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 8:45:47 PM
Location:  Suffern, NY
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Night,Yard
Locomotives:  NS 5610(GP38-2) NS 5611(GP38-2)
Views:  158   Comments: 1
Celebrating 242 Years
Title:  Celebrating 242 Years
Description:  The day marks 242 years since the Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence after already being at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain for over a year. This seemingly quiet, humid night at Hoboken Terminal turned into a roaring thunderstorm of colorful explosions from displays both massive and small in every which way you looked. Just as the huge flowing bursts of light from the Macys East River fireworks display started to decorate the night sky Train #81 was all business as it was just about ready to depart for the long 2½ trip to Port Jervis, NY.
Photo Date:  7/4/2018  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 8:37:35 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4209(GP40PH-2B)
Views:  146   Comments: 2
1313
Title:  1313
Description:  If you were superstitious you probably wouldnt want to board this car. NJ Transits Arrow III MU #1313 spends the weekend at the west end of the Pullman Yard under a wispy sky.
Photo Date:  7/21/2018  Upload Date: 7/25/2018 8:26:14 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Night,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Friendly Coast Line Service
Title:  Friendly Coast Line Service
Description:  Norfolk Southerns Erie Lackawanna heritage SD45-2 leads Conrails OI-16 west on NJ Transits North Jersey Coast Line. Just before crossing the Raritan River the train passes below a PRR-built signal bridge that is easily one of the oldest signal structures on NJ Transit property.
Photo Date:  3/23/2016  Upload Date: 5/26/2018 1:42:12 PM
Location:  Perth Amboy, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 1700(SD45-2) NS 1702(SD45-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 1
Americas Railroad
Title:  Americas Railroad
Description:  Late in the morning on Sunday, June 19th, 2016, Amtraks specially painted veterans ACS-64 lead an 11-car "Silver Meteor" northbound through Kearny Junction below an old retired Pennsylvania Railroad signal bridge. Its final station stop at New York Penn Station is only moments away after quick sprint across the Meadowlands. Notice the large American flag on the side of the IDT building from the distant Newark skyline.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 5/26/2018 1:37:29 PM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 642(ACS-64)
Views:  160   Comments: 1
Dueling Toasters
Title:  Dueling Toasters
Description:  SEPTA's “Great Valley Flyer” to Thorndale wastes no time overtaking the Paoli local at Bryn Mayr during the height of the evening rush on Amtrak’s Harrisburg Line. Both trains are powered by a pair of sequentially-numbered AEM7s living on borrowed time. These two tired motors are staring down the barrel of retirement as SEPTA prepares to phase in the newly delivered ACS-64s from Siemens. It appears this summer will be the last for SEPTA's toasters.
Photo Date:  5/25/2018  Upload Date: 5/25/2018 1:52:58 PM
Location:  Bryn Mawr, PA
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SPAX 2302(AEM7) SPAX 2301(AEM7)
Views:  168   Comments: 2
Armour Yellow Storm Light
Title:  Armour Yellow Storm Light
Description:  A trio of GEs storm east through the south side of the Columbia River Gorge with an empty grainer.
Photo Date:  10/20/2017  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 11:44:03 AM
Location:  The Dalles, OR
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5649(AC44CWCTE) UP 6243(AC44CW) UP 5435(AC45CCTE)
Views:  151   Comments: 1
Gold Rush
Title:  Gold Rush
Description:  An eastbound grainer rushes along the south shore of the Columbia River with through some beautiful golden peak foliage. One of few remaining Southern Pacific painted AC4400s left in service trails behind the leader.
Photo Date:  10/20/2017  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 11:44:20 AM
Location:  The Dalles, OR
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5649(AC44CWCTE) UP 6243(AC44CW) UP 5435(AC45CCTE)
Views:  164   Comments: 1
Zipping Through the Gorge
Title:  Zipping Through the Gorge
Description:  A trio of Armour Yellow locomotives lead a priority intermodal westbound along the south shore of the Columbia River and Interstate 84 by the Deschutes River delta. This train originated at Global 1 in Chicago and is bound for the Brooklyn Intermodal terminal in Portland, OR.
Photo Date:  10/20/2017  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 11:45:02 AM
Location:  The Dalles, OR
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7659(AC45CCTE) UP 5032(SD70M) UP 5402(AC45CCTE)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
Snaking Through East Portland
Title:  Snaking Through East Portland
Description:  Five Armour Yellow locomotives lead a priority mixed automotive/intermodal train out of Portland's Albina Yard by CP-East Portland and the LD Commodities silos. This eastbound hotshot is headed for Memphis, TN but will take a nice long stroll through the Columbia River Gorge on its way out of the Pacific Northwest.
Photo Date:  10/22/2017  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 11:44:38 AM
Location:  Portland, OR
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7464(AC45CCTE) UP 8820(SD70ACe) UP 8106(AC45CCTE) UP 4850(SD70M) UP 4179(SD70M)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Chicago & North Western System
Title:  Chicago & North Western System
Description:  One of two remaining Chicago & Northwestern GEs on the Union Pacific roster lead an eastbound transfer train from Rochelle, IL to Chicago's Global Yard. The train is splitting some of the only remaining CNW searchlights as it passes through the small town of Cortland, IL.
Photo Date:  2/25/2017  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 11:44:14 AM
Location:  Cortland, IL
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CNW 8646(C44-9W) UP 2534(ES44AC-H)
Views:  150   Comments: 1
Armor Yellow at Greenville
Title:  Armor Yellow at Greenville
Description:  Building America with a side order of Freedom in some sweet afternoon golden light that even stays crunchy in milk! CSX K682 passes through the Greenville section of Jersey City as it rounds the curve at CP-Green with some bright Armor Yellow on the point. The train is closing in on its destination of Port Newark, NJ were a Conrail crew will take control of the train and move it down to Motiva's ethanol facility in Seawaren, NJ.
Photo Date:  2/4/2017  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 11:43:58 AM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8864(SD70AH) NS 8457(C40-8W) NS 2764(SD70M-2) UP 4625(SD70M)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
The Other P&W
Title:  The Other P&W
Description:  Did you know there's a P&W on the West Coast? Well... Now you do! The Portland & Western, now like its east coast "cousin," is a G&W short-line based out of the Portland/Vancouver area. On a really crappy Afternoon in Vancouver the seasonal weather doesn't disappoint as P&W 633 (running as F PWVAAB1 19T on BNSF) round the curve at Vancouver's Amtrak Station about to cross the Columbia River Bridge into Portland with a trio of orange geeps. Thanks to the orange EMDs and some colorful #SCE I managed to capture a color other than grey while foaming that day.
Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 4:45:00 PM
Location:  Vancouver, WA
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  PNWR 2314(GP39-2) PNWR 2307(GP39-2) PNWR 3007(GP40)
Views:  187   Comments: 3
A Rough Night on the Lehigh Line
Title:  A Rough Night on the Lehigh Line
Description:  Its was a terribly stormy night in South Plainfield, NJ on this March evening. In the midst of a powerful noreaster a westbound CSX Q417 holds just east of the Front Street crossing with an ex-Conrail SD80MAC on the point. All the railroads in North Jersey were taking a beating based on all the radio chaos and Conrails Lehigh Line was no exception. NS 65J (who had literally just cleared Front Street a few minutes before) was reporting they were in emergency after a car drove through the gates and into the north side of their trailing engine at Clinton Avenue just a few miles ahead. This mess caused all traffic on the Lehigh Line to grind to a stop as the powerful storm raged on. A few moments after stopping the conductor of the Q417 emerged from the beastly 5,000HP engine and told us about their adventurous trip from Newarks Oak Island Yard. What was normally an easy journey of less than 30 miles turned into an 8+ hour escapade. Faced with signal problems, multiple crossing failures and downed trees obstructing the rails this crew was not going to set any speed records on tonights trip. The delay caused by the disabled NS 65J was the final nail in the coffin and a few short hours later they hit the 12-hour mark and expired on the main. This train and its stranded crew spent the remainder of the night weathering the storm waiting on a fresh crew to relieve them and try again the following morning.
Photo Date:  3/14/2010  Upload Date: 5/19/2018 2:52:45 PM
Location:  South Plainfield, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Night
Locomotives:  CSX 4601(SD80MAC) CSX 5345(ES40DC)
Views:  162   Comments: 1
A Nicely Matched Train
Title:  A Nicely Matched Train
Description:  Its a muggy summers day along Conrails Lehigh Line when a pair of ex-Conrail SD60Is storm east with a long and neat-looking intermodal train from South Philly. Upon arrival at South Kearny, NJ this train will be broken up and combined into several other CSX departures that will head north and west via Selkirk.
Photo Date:  7/18/2010  Upload Date: 5/19/2018 2:50:41 PM
Location:  New Market, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8727(SD60I) CSX 8745(SD60I)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Pressed Into Passenger
Title:  Pressed Into Passenger
Description:  As NJ Transit struggles to comply with the federally mandated Positive Train Control requirements many cab cars have become unavailable as they are retrofitted with the new PTC systems. In order to maintain service locomotives have been acting as "cab cars" on the east ends of train all across the system. Sometimes those engines used are those normally reserved for non-revenue work trains such as seen here. Eastbound Train #1204 is seen here just after crossing the Hackensack River at Upper Hack drawbridge and was lead by one of four GP40-2s on the NJ Transit roster. These engines are usually assigned as work and protect power to outlying terminals such as Dover, Long Branch and Morrisville and have rarely been used to power scheduled revenue passenger trains.
Photo Date:  5/11/2018  Upload Date: 5/11/2018 8:16:47 PM
Location:  Secaucus, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4300(GP40-2) NJTR 4516(ALP45-DP)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
Blazing Through the Meadowlands
Title:  Blazing Through the Meadowlands
Description:  An afternoon westbound express to Suffern and Port Jervis, NY blazes through the Kingsland meadows with an ex-CNJ veteran on the point. In just a moment the train will leave the low lands of the meadows and enter the densely populated suburbs of Bergen and Passaic counties on the way to the rural countryside of New York State.
Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/8/2018 9:36:29 PM
Location:  Lyndhurst, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Jersey Central Lines
Title:  Jersey Central Lines
Description:  Norfolk Southerns Central Railroad of New Jersey heritage SD70ACe paid a visit to original CNJ territory today as it lead Conrails PN-08 south along the Garden State Secondary with intermodal and trash containers for Staten Island. The train is crossing the Elizabeth River at CP-Ralph in some saucy afternoon light on one of the CNJs signature drawbridges.
Photo Date:  1/20/2018  Upload Date: 5/3/2018 6:07:48 PM
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 1071(SD70ACe) NS 2577(SD70)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
Upper Hack Lift
Title:  Upper Hack Lift
Description:  Westbound Train #57 crosses the Hackensack River at Upper Hack drawbridge on its way to Port Jervis. The bridge currently holds the title of the newest movable bridge on NJ Transit property. It was built by the Delaware Lackawanna & Western in 1958 to replace the original two-track span that was outdated and damaged by tidal river currents. The expenses related to building this bridge were among the final straws to break the camels back for the Lackawanna Railroad that would eventually result in the official merger of the Erie and the Lackawanna in October of 1960.
Photo Date:  5/2/2018  Upload Date: 5/3/2018 6:02:32 PM
Location:  Lyndhurst, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4216(GP40PH-2B)
Views:  167   Comments: 1
Topps Building
Title:  Topps Building
Description:  A westbound PATH to Newark zips by the Topps Building along the old Pennsylvania Railroad main line at Fayette Avenue in Jersey City. The "Dare Me" billboard still holds its place on the buildings roof but was slightly damaged from recent storms.
Photo Date:  4/29/2018  Upload Date: 4/29/2018 4:41:11 PM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Transit,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  PATH 5809(PA5) PATH 5214(PA5)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Empties to Fresh Kills
Title:  Empties to Fresh Kills
Description:  Conrail's BY-1 job based out of Bay Way leads a 19-car train of empty New York City trash containers with an ex-Erie Lackawanna SD45-2 to the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. The train is running below high voltage utility lines that gives this short stretch of former Baltimore & Ohio track the appearance of an electrified railroad. Off in the distance the remains of the Gothals Bridge can be seen shrouded by the two modern replacements which will soon finally replace the original 80-year old span once and for all.
Photo Date:  3/26/2018  Upload Date: 4/3/2018 2:12:50 PM
Location:  Travis, NY
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 1702(SD45-2) NS 5286(GP38-2)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
The Poo-Poo Choo-Choo
Title:  The Poo-Poo Choo-Choo
Description:  New Jersey is really good at producing garbage. So much so that NS has their own dedicated daily train to take out the trash. It's earned a handful of nick names. Garbage Express, The Stink and the Poo-Poo Choo-Choo are amongst some of the ones that stand out. Pictured here is an endangered standard cab SD70 leading the eastbound empty portion of this trash turn arriving at the west end of Oak Island Yard as it crosses Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Not to far from here the train will come to a stop after taking headroom on the P&H to shove down towards the Northeast Corridor at CP-Stock until a Conrail crew is ready to handle the train for delivery to South Kearny.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/3/2018 2:13:12 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 2566(SD70) NS 4074(AC44C6M)
Views:  184   Comments: 1
C&O for Progress
Title:  C&O for Progress
Description:  The biggest conspiracy to hit the rails in some time moves around Oak Island's service facility at 91 Bay after arriving on NS 18G a few hours before. This former CSX SD70ACe was unofficially made into a C&O heritage locomotive over the last few days. It's new patches have caused quite a stir amongst the buff community over whether it's an elaborate Photoshop job or not. I assure you I was not paid by men in black suits and unmarked cars to continue the lie. Or was I...
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/3/2018 2:12:42 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard
Locomotives:  PRLX 4834(SD70ACe) NS 6951(SD60E)
Views:  555   Comments: 0
Newark Outskirts
Title:  Newark Outskirts
Description:  Eastbound Train #7232 from the North Jersey Coast Line nears its destination of New York Penn Station as it arrives on the outskits of downtown Newark.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/3/2018 1:49:31 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4652(ALP-46)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
Morning Color at WC
Title:  Morning Color at WC
Description:  An eastbound train to Hoboken is lead by WC Tower with one of a handful of ex-CNJ GP40Ps that have made a temporary return to passenger service.
Photo Date:  10/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:21 PM
Location:  Waldwick, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4112(GP40PH-2) MNCW 4903(GP40FH-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 1
The Retirement Club
Title:  The Retirement Club
Description:  Under a milky morning sky a handful of NJ Transit's remaining Arrow III MUs layover in Hoboken's Pullman Yard for the weekend. One active set rolls by on 6 Main as it closes in on the end of its first round trip to Montclair for the day. It has been recently publicly announced that NJ Transit will be purchasing more ALP45 dual-modes locomotives, MultiLevel coaches and EMUs that will most likely strike the final nail in the coffin for these 40-year old veterans.
Photo Date:  11/12/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:37 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Terminal Sunrise Meet
Title:  Terminal Sunrise Meet
Description:  Shortly after sunrise a pair of "rebuilt" ex-CNJ GP40Ps meet each other on the east end of passing trains just west of Hoboken's Terminal Tower. On this day these were two of five GP40s being utilized as cab cars due to a shortage of equipment caused by PTC modifications.
Photo Date:  11/10/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:31 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4103(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4106(GP40PH-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
Rebuild Leader at Plank
Title:  Rebuild Leader at Plank
Description:  One of NJ Transit's 13 ex-CNJ GP40Ps leads Train #1630 east on the Pascack Valley Line. The locomotive is one of a handful of these thirteen 49-year old veterans to have been overhauled for non-revenue service. Thanks to a shortage of cab cars some of them have made a brief return to passenger service until more cabs are released from the PTC program.
Photo Date:  10/30/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:26 PM
Location:  East Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4106(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4520(ALP45-DP)
Views:  163   Comments: 1
CNJ Sandwich
Title:  CNJ Sandwich
Description:  A pair of ex-CNJ GP40Ps bookend a 3-car train that is currently without a cab car. This is one of four trains currently in operation like this on the Hoboken Division alone due to a backlog of cab cars OOS for PTC fitting and testing. This small train is eastbound out of the Meadowlands Sports Complex as part of a weekday mid-day outage on the Pascack Valley Line for a series of crossing replacement projects. During this outage the Sport Line is being used as a place to stage the mid-day turns without having to stack up trains on main tracks at Secaucus after making bus connections.
Photo Date:  10/25/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:10 PM
Location:  East Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4105(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
Balanced
Title:  Balanced
Description:  A pair of former CNJ GP40Ps built 49-years ago this month bookend a 3-car train headed east over HX Drawbridge.
Photo Date:  10/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:13:04 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4105(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Peak Colors at HX
Title:  Peak Colors at HX
Description:  Autumn has finally arrived in the Meadowlands. The colorful scene is host to a westbound Bergen County Line local to Ridgewood crossing the iconic HX Drawbridge over the Hackensack River.
Photo Date:  11/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:10:05 PM
Location:  Rutherford, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MNCW 4905(GP40FH-2)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
Overlooking Iona Island
Title:  Overlooking Iona Island
Description:  A new Tier-4 GE leads a high priority intermodal and one of the engines it was likely intended to replace. The train crawls through the Iona Island sanctuary over a 10mph speed restriction with a bunch of hot pigs and containers bound for North Bergen, NJ.
Photo Date:  10/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 3:05:19 PM
Location:  Bear Mountain, NY
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3459(ET44AH) CSX 8768(SD60M)
Views:  160   Comments: 1
The Scoot at Wesmont
Title:  The Scoot at Wesmont
Description:  The "Bayonne Scoot" rounds the curve at Wesmont Station with a 3-car train bookended by ex-CNJ GP40Ps (CNJ 3683 and CNJ 3672). This is the 4108's first day in passenger service since July 24th, 2014. It has since been "overhauled" and converted into a non-revenue locomotive. Today it is filling in as a cab car along with four of its sisters on other trains across the Hoboken Division. The train is passing the mostly empty and quiet grounds of the former Farmland Dairy facility.
Photo Date:  11/15/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:46:27 PM
Location:  Wood-Ridge, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4108(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4101(GP40PH-2)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
Passenger and Industrial
Title:  Passenger and Industrial
Description:  An eastbound Bergen County Line local to Hoboken arrives at Wesmont Station rounding the curve at Curtis Wright. The train is lead by one of 13 ex-CNJ GP40Ps (one of six sets like this on the Hoboken Division). The train passes through the industrial landscape of Wallington and Wood-Ridge. This area was at one point one of North Jersey's industrial strongholds with the massive Curtis Wright complex being one of the major manufacturing sites for the war effort during the second World War. Today much of these industrial properties have either been converted to warehouses or have been cleared to make way for retail and townhouses. The Farmland Dairy facility to the left of the scene was one of the more recent facilities to close its doors in December of 2013 resulting in the loss of over 300 North Jersey jobs. What the future holds in store for the vast property is uncertain but it wouldn't come as a surprise to learn of expanded retail and residential construction.
Photo Date:  11/27/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:46:16 PM
Location:  Wood-Ridge, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4112(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4021(PL42-AC)
Views:  178   Comments: 2
Hudson Generating Station
Title:  Hudson Generating Station
Description:  Train #808 closes in on its destination passing by the iconic coal-fired Hudson Generating Station in Jersey City.
Photo Date:  11/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:45:58 PM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4103(GP40PH-2)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Arrows Over Lower Hack
Title:  Arrows Over Lower Hack
Description:  One of two 5-car sets of MUs cross the Hackensack River via the 90-year old Lower Hack lift bridge. There are plans in different stages of executiion to replace both the Arrow MUs and the bridge. Time will tell what this scene will look like ten years from now.
Photo Date:  11/14/2017  Upload Date: 2/22/2018 2:45:52 PM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  168   Comments: 0
Montreal Port Job
Title:  Montreal Port Job
Description:  A pair of CN GP9RMs originally built for the Canadian National in 1956 chug through the Old Port on the return trip from a transfer run to the Port of Montreal.
Photo Date:  2/19/2018  Upload Date: 2/20/2018 9:35:08 PM
Location:  Montreal, QC
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CN 7226(GP9RM) CN 7204(GP9RM)
Views:  226   Comments: 1
The Wall Track
Title:  The Wall Track
Description:  One of NJ Transit's 5 MK GP40PH-2A rebuilds spends sopme time on the Wall Track at Summit on a hot summer afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/24/2007  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:51:52 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  NJTR 4149(GP40PH-2)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
Sunset of a Career
Title:  Sunset of a Career
Description:  The hum of dozens of traction motors fill the cold evening air as a veteran set of Arrow III MUs zips west along Amtraks Northeast Corridor at SWIFT interlocking towards the looming downtown Newark skyline.
Photo Date:  1/19/2018  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 5:50:19 PM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Night,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  262   Comments: 1
Portrait of a Tired Workhorse
Title:  Portrait of a Tired Workhorse
Description:  Millions of miles of service during a 49-year career moving the people of New Jersey to and from. Id be tired, too.
Photo Date:  11/28/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 5:45:25 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJTR 4100(GP40PH-2) NJTR 4102(GP40PH-2)
Views:  222   Comments: 1
The Morning Burn
Title:  The Morning Burn
Description:  A dramatic sunrise as seen from the top of Terminal Tower at Hoboken.
Photo Date:  11/29/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 5:43:56 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Yard,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4210(GP40PH-2B)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
Off Goes the Santa Train
Title:  Off Goes the Santa Train
Description:  The annual "Railmen for Children" Santa Train departs Hoboken for Newark, The Oranges, Denville and Montclair with a trainload of children from schools all across the area. The children aboard this train are treated with gifts, music, food and a visit from Santa. The entire trip is made possible by the employee operated Railmen for Children charity and cooperation by NJ Transit who has been providing a train to the event every year since 1983. The equipment used and the people involved have changed over the years but one thing remains the same: The Santa Drumhead. This hand-painted drumhead has been affixed to the cab car of every Railmen for Children Santa Train since the very beginning and will continue to make its annual appearance for many years to come!
Photo Date:  12/1/2017  Upload Date: 2/15/2018 4:58:44 PM
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Author:  Michael Sullivan
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJTR 4527(ALP45-DP) NJTR 4514(ALP45-DP)
Views:  183   Comments: 0


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