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Date: 07/29/20 17:13
Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

I took a trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20. I took NJT Train # 5523 from Newark Penn Station to Bridgewater first. Here are some trains at Bridgewater Station.

-NJT Train # 5523 at Bridgewater Station with a Comet Set

-NJT Train # 5522 pausing at Bridgewater Station

-ALP45DP shoving its multilevel set making up Train # 5522 out of Bridgewater Station. In the background is the I-287 overpass.








Date: 07/29/20 17:17
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

I head over to Manville in an Uber now

-Just as I was about to set up, I was greeted by an eastbound NS Freight in Manville just before 3:00

-About 10 minutes later after I got my first freight of my trip, a second one passes heading eastbound as well about to cross N. 13th Street

-This is the power for the second freight of the day in Manville that I saw








Date: 07/29/20 17:20
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

-Looking east from the N. 13th Street grade crossing along the Lehigh Line in Manville

-Looking west from the N. 13th Street grade crossing in Manville NJ

-After an approximate hour and fifty minute lull between trains, a third eastbound NS freight disturbs the silence in Manville








Date: 07/29/20 17:23
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

-Intermodel train in Manville

-Finally arrived at Bound Brook just an time for westbound NJT Train # 5529 being pulled by a ALP45DP leading a Comet set

-A Comet V cab brings up the rear of Train # 5529








Date: 07/29/20 17:25
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

-An eastbound NS Freight passes Bound Brook Station

-Eastbound NJT Train # 5528, utilizing a Multilevel set being pushed by an ALP45DP, arrives and departs Bound Brook Station








Date: 07/29/20 17:29
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

-A very long CSX freight enters and leaves Bound Brook Station behind


-Westbound NJT Train # 5531, being led by a doubleheader PL42 set, arrives into Bound Brook Station heading to Raritan








Date: 07/29/20 20:05
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: dschlegel

Cool stuff! Thanks for posting!!
Dan

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Date: 07/29/20 20:14
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Gonut1

Great stuff! Been there, done that, but 20 years ago. Same place different locos and rolling stock.
Super place to see and record action.
Go



Date: 07/29/20 20:34
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: overniteman

Nice shots. Next time you're in the area, drop me a message, I'll meet up with you if possible.
 



Date: 07/30/20 17:13
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

Thanks guys! It was my very first time at Manville and was pretty pleased there. One of these days, I will try to go in the morning as there are few trees on the south side of the tracks. It's good in the afternoon with the photo angles. I have been to Bound Brook too many times. Let the pictures continue.

Some more NJT trains arriving and departing Bound Brook








Date: 07/30/20 17:21
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

-My only westbound NS freight of the day that I got on camera. It's passing through Bound Brook.

-NJT Train # 5533 arriving and departing Bound Brook Station

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Date: 07/30/20 17:22
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

More views of the Bound Brook Station and right of ways








Date: 07/30/20 17:23
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

NJT Train # 5532 arriving into Bound Brook Station. I took this back to NWK.




Date: 07/30/20 18:12
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Lackawanna484

Bound Brook used to see a morning freight train rush hour, then hit or miss until late afternoon.

Don't know if it's still that way.

The rental storage unit Place right in the fork of the Lehigh Line and the Port Reading Line always looked like a nice place to set up a chair on the roof...

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Date: 07/30/20 18:28
Re: Railfan Trip to Manville and Bound Brook on 7/25/20
Author: Passfanatic

I think the Lehigh Line is hit or miss in general. From what other railfans have told me, you probably have to show up to a point of interest at 5 am and that's way too early for me. I think Conrail is often good with not running too many freights on the stretch of the Lehigh Line that overlaps with NJT during the rush hour as NJT needs to run many trains during rush hour.



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