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  1. njvike

    Railroaded

    How much do they weigh?
  2. njvike

    Railroaded

    You could probably double that figure as this unused line runs all the way to Lakehurst. Ken
  3. njvike

    Railroaded

    This is the second time in this area. The first was right in Chatsworth. They, the operative word, worked for NJ Transit and used the company vehicle to take the tracks that once were in Chatsworth. They also got caught :-)
  4. njvike

    Bass River OKs miniature Tuckerton Railroad at park

    Thanks for the update.
  5. njvike

    Bass River OKs miniature Tuckerton Railroad at park

    Good question. I'll find out and report back. Ken
  6. njvike

    Bass River OKs miniature Tuckerton Railroad at park

    If anyone is interested in joining a tour on where the Tuckerton RR ran, we will be meeting on 4/28 at 9:30 am in Whitings at the tracks near the Shoprite. Please contact me if you're interested in attending.
  7. njvike

    Bass River OKs miniature Tuckerton Railroad at park

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/ocean/story/7414083p-7309196c.html Bass River OKs miniature Tuckerton Railroad at park By ROB SPAHR Published: Thursday, April 19, 2007 BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP — After more than 100 years of waiting, Bass River Township will finally be connected...
  8. njvike

    Railroad tracks from Woodmansie to Lakehurst

    Guy, Yes - Plenty of maintenance on those tracks will be required. Not just ballast either. We have heard from a very reliable source that Clayton will be using rail to ship once again. I has inquired about the tracks many years ago and a state worker, who was in the area, told me that...
  9. njvike

    Union Transportation Company

    I remember the group trying to use photoshop to straighten them out without any success. Too bad. It would have been nice. Here's another chance for before and after. Catch them working on the line cutting trees and vegitation down now and take pictures before they do the work. You will have...
  10. njvike

    Union Transportation Company

    Here's the latest from a railfan on one of our forums: "Learned at a meeting with the Ocean County Transportation Board last night: Mr. William Clayton, Jr. has confirmed that his company is planning to resume operation of sand trains from Woodmansie to Lakehurst. Service is planned to...
  11. njvike

    Union Transportation Company

    Guy, Spoke to some locals this morning but nobody can confirm what's going on. Currently there are two rumors. One is that Clayton, who currently owns the tracks from his sandpit up to RT539, I believe is going to start rail service. I here he has met with official with NJ Transit. The...
  12. njvike

    Union Transportation Company

    Guy, Some very interesting events occurring on the old CNJ Southern Division at Woodmansie. Not sure what the clearing is all about but I'm heading down there this morning to investigate: http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=31458&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
  13. njvike

    Union Transportation Company

    This little railroad was sometimes mentioned in Beck's books. Here's a little article on it: http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006611200325
  14. njvike

    Tuckahoe Tower 100 Year Anniversary

    Click here for details: http://sussexweb.com/Railroads/tower.pdf
  15. njvike

    How A Forest Was Saved

    Joe, Yes - that's the one. I stumbled on it by accident. It's a nice painting.
  16. njvike

    How A Forest Was Saved

    It's located right in the lobby. There's also a nice painting of the Blue Comet on the outside of the mens room at a lake that's close by. I'll try and find the picture and directions. Ken
  17. njvike

    How A Forest Was Saved

    Guy, I understand about the price of the book but if you change your mind, I've seen them for as low as $55 dollars brand new. I'm sure there are some on eBay as well. The book covers more than just the RR but how it all started in the Pines with the mines. Some of the names in the book...
  18. njvike

    How A Forest Was Saved

    Good luck to anyone trying to steal the diamond. It weighs quite a bit. The bank is right in the center of town. I believe it's eCommerce Bank and its right near the gas station. Did you find the turntable there for the Tuckerton RR?
  19. njvike

    How A Forest Was Saved

    That would be the diamond. It allowed the Pennsy to cross with the CNJ. The Tuckerton RR was just not too far away from there that also had a turntable there. The hole is still there. The bank in Whiting has a nice picture of the station that was there.
  20. njvike

    How A Forest Was Saved

    Guy, That would be great. I will be in touch in November. Hopefully, those dreaded bugs will be gone. Ken