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NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:07:29 2009

Dunno where this Bob Krone feller gets his pix, but I'm hooked (for now).

Looky dis. RS3 running long-hood forward, hauling West Shore train #3 from Weehawken to Albany. (NYC had two "Empire Corridors" back then, in essence. Dated March 1956. Yes, that's a four-track main.)



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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:13:21 2009, in response to NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:07:29 2009.

Here's a commuter train going the other direction. Same date; another Alco RS3 running LHF too. (Was the NYC as famous for this as the SR and N&W?)



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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Apr 25 12:39:34 2009, in response to NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:07:29 2009.

This is set to be the terminal for the Northern Branch DMU abomination project.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 12:58:23 2009, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Apr 25 12:39:34 2009.

At least it ain't that. That would be the Erie RR's Northern Branch, which runs parallel through Tenafly. That line was two-track, and ran onto the Piermont Branch in Sparkill NY.

These pix are of the current CSX "River Subdivision"; note the NY Central operating. And frankly, NJT's current spur to the Meadowlands was supposed to be connected to the River Sub so that West Shore commuter trains could run again (the intent being to run them through Secaucus, for the transfer; but of course we now have the upcoming magical ALP-45DP "dual-power" thingies, so who knows if this might be resurrected, if they actually work that is).

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Apr 25 13:18:14 2009, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 12:58:23 2009.

Right, I confused the two. IIRC the HBLR uses part of the West Shore line to Tonnelle Ave.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 13:37:34 2009, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Apr 25 13:18:14 2009.

That's right, and IINM the intent is to connect with the Northern Branch there so it won't have to switch over at Fairview where it diverges.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Apr 25 13:49:48 2009, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:13:21 2009.

short hood forward really only became the common standard w/ the low noses. B&O Geeps were set up for LHF until the GP30.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Fulton Frank on Sat Apr 25 14:33:40 2009, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Apr 25 13:49:48 2009.

Every Alco 420 I recall on the LIRR in the 60's ran LHF. RS3's too.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by docstox on Tue Mar 2 06:03:22 2010, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:13:21 2009.

In the distance is the concrete overpass of Route 4 .I drove over daily from 1970-1976 going to school.By then, it was only 2 tracks and it was Penn Central.There were long freights every day going each way.

Another area they ripped out two tracks was the old Erie running through Mahwah NJ.Used to be four tracks there also.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by ebtmikado on Tue Mar 2 07:17:45 2010, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:13:21 2009.


The early diesels emulated steam engines, with the long hood in front.
Crews thought of it as being much safer, as well. Took me a long time
before I thought of the rear hood in front as being normal.

Lee

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by ebtmikado on Tue Mar 2 07:19:16 2010, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Apr 25 12:39:34 2009.

No, it is not. Teaneck is on the West Shore. Terminal for the Northern Branch project is planned to be Tenafly, on the Northern Branch. Too bad it doesn't go all the way to Nyack, as it should.

Lee

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by ebtmikado on Tue Mar 2 07:21:11 2010, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 12:58:23 2009.


Northern Branch was cut back from Nyack to Sparkill in the '60s.

Lee

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Re: NY Central in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 1 00:44:41 2012, in response to NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:07:29 2009.

Bob Krone has a few freight photos too at this location.









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Re: NY Central in Teaneck NJ

Posted by chud1 on Tue May 1 03:21:46 2012, in response to Re: NY Central in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 1 00:44:41 2012.

A+ on these pictures. like da 1st picture with United States Army on da Loco's

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Re: NY Central in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 1 03:28:53 2012, in response to Re: NY Central in Teaneck NJ, posted by chud1 on Tue May 1 03:21:46 2012.

Mr. Krone certainly outdid himself. Wish I were old enough to see stuff like that in action, but that's the next best thing.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by seabeachexpress on Tue May 1 09:43:59 2012, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:13:21 2009.

great shot. I always remember the RS3's on the Brewster-NWP portion of the Harlem and how they belched a plume of black smoke when they pulled out of a station.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by blue8irt on Tue May 1 15:26:50 2012, in response to NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Apr 25 03:07:29 2009.

Old school transit that should be resurrected in the NorthEast. I know, I know.


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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Tue May 1 17:38:13 2012, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by blue8irt on Tue May 1 15:26:50 2012.

Why respond to a three year old post, especially from a real life troll.

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Re: NY Central in Teaneck NJ

Posted by kp5308 on Tue May 1 18:22:39 2012, in response to Re: NY Central in Teaneck NJ, posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 1 00:44:41 2012.

Wow, Lima-Hamilton 6200! The LRS-1200 is a rare bird indeed.

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Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 1 18:49:02 2012, in response to Re: NY Central varnish in Teaneck NJ, posted by blue8irt on Tue May 1 15:26:50 2012.

Nothing wrong with that.


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