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Date: 09/08/19 14:07
NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2019
Author: Passfanatic

This past month has had me make two trips to the North Jersey Coast Line beach towns. Last August on the 10th, I visited a friend in Ocean Grove and I managed to spend time railfanning in Asbury Park and Bradley Beach that day. Here are pictures from that trip.
1. Standing at the former North Asbury Park Station, I observe and photograph eastbound NJT Shuttle Train # 4724 passing the structure with an ALP45DP leading a Comet Set.
2. Comet V Cab Car # 6046 leads NJT Shuttle Train # 4728 into Asbury Park Station bound for Long Branch.
3. ALP45DP # 4534 shoves NJT Train # 4728 out of Asbury Park Station.








Date: 09/08/19 14:11
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

More shots from 8/10/19.
1. Westbound NJT Shuttle Train # 4729, running almost 15 minutes late, is about to make the station stop at the Asbury Park Transportation Center.
2. Eastbound NJT Shuttle Train # 4752, being led by ALP45DP # 4508, approaches Bradley Beach Station heading to Long Branch.
3.NJT Comet V Cab Car # 6034 brings up the rear of Shuttle Train # 4752 after having departed Bradley Beach Station. Next stop is Asbury Park.








Date: 09/08/19 14:16
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

Rest of the shots on this page were taken on 8/10/2019 from Bradley Beach.
1. NJT PL42 # 4015 leads Shuttle Train # 4753 into Bradley Beach Station running almost 30 minutes late.
2. NJT Comet V Cab Car # 6037 brings up the rear of Shuttle Train # 4753 at Bradley Beach.
3. NJT Comet V Cab Car # 6046 leads Train # 4756 into Bradley Beach Station which is behind me in the picture.








Date: 09/08/19 14:22
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

Last three are from Bradley Beach on 8/10/2019.
1. ALP45DP # 4534 shoves its long Comet Consist out of Bradley Beach Station toward Asbury Park and Long Branch. This is Train # 4756.
2. NJT Shuttle Train # 4753 has just departed Bradley Beach Station and is about to cross Brinley Avenue Station. It's next stop will be Belmar.
3. PL42 # 4015 leads eastbound Shuttle Train # 4760 with a Comet Set into Bradley Beach Station.








Date: 09/08/19 14:33
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

On 9/7/19, I ended up going down to the lower part of the Coastline but I also went to Railroader's weekend at the Pine Creek Railroad. Here are three pictures of NJT Trains at Spring Lake Station.
1. Westbound NJT Train # 4729, being led by NJT Comet V Cab # 6082, pauses at Spring Lake Station.
2. PL42 # 4011 pushes NJT Train # 4729 out of Spring Lake Station toward its next stop at Manasquan.
3. PL42 # 4018 leads Train # 4732 into Spring Lake Station.








Date: 09/08/19 14:43
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

1. NJT Comet V Cab Car # 6034 brings up the rear of Train # 4732 as it departs Spring Lake Station.
Here are the pictures from the Pine Creek Railroad
2. USS Tonner # 45 and the enclosed restored CN Central coach sit in a consist.
3. Both Pine Creek Railroad trainsets sit at the depot in Allaire State Park. The one on the right is the USS 45 Tonner with the restored Canadian National enclosed coach(out of view). On the left is the set with the USAX # 7751 Tonner with an open restored Canadian National Coach and a former CNJ Caboose.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/19 18:52 by Passfanatic.








Date: 09/08/19 14:50
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

1. Rear of the enclosed CN coach behind the USS Tonner at the depot.
2. Rear view of the CNJ Caboose on the rear of its train stopped at the Allaire Station.
3. USAX # 7751 leading its train out of the station.








Date: 09/08/19 14:54
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

1. Random equipement in the Pine Creek RR Yard.
2. The USS # 45 Tonner leads its train out of the woods of Allaire State Park.
3. The set being led by the USAX Tonner is about to leave the field and enter the woods for a shore time.








Date: 09/08/19 14:56
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

On this page, the pictures are taken in the fields of the train being led by the USAX Tonner.








Date: 09/08/19 15:12
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

Pictures of the USS 45 Tonner leading the enclosed restored CN car through the grassy fields.








Date: 09/08/19 15:27
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

First picture here is of the USS 45 Tonner running through the fields of Allaire State Park shortly after departing the station. The last few shots are of NJT Trains at Manasquan Station-the first NJT shot is of Shuttle Train # 4753 being led by a PL42 and the second shot is of eastbound Shuttle Train # 4756 arriving into Manasquan Station with a Comet V Cab Car leading.








Date: 09/08/19 15:34
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

NJT ALP45DP # 4508 shoving it's very long eight car Comet Set running as Shuttle Train # 4756 out of Manasquan Station toward Spring Lake.




Date: 09/08/19 19:25
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: 8notch

Really nice series of pictures. Thanks 



Date: 09/09/19 05:06
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: joemvcnj

I didn't know the Pine Creek RR existed anymore. I took an NRHS fan trip there around 1972.
Is it the same narrow gauge as the CN Newfoundland ? 



Date: 09/09/19 13:53
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: PlyWoody

Pine Creek RR is the Black Hole of 36" gauge Museum clicks.  Not one steam engine is operating.  The only news out of this outfit is about their fights with their State and Park landlords or the prior manager who never seem to go away,  The only good  news coming out of Alaire State Park  is when something is sold and moved away.  Example of that is a ET&WNC box car and a H&C locomotive to the Hancock, MI. 
The CN coach was from 42" gauge system and had been sitting on "shop trucks" which were SS&S log car arch bar trucks. If they found good passenger trucks for the CN coach or changed its gauge, that should have been good news to report but it was never shared or made part of any press report..



Date: 09/10/19 16:39
Re: NJT's NJCL Operations and Pine Creek Railroad: 8/2019 and 9/2
Author: Passfanatic

The Pine Creek Railroad has been around forever but it's not an operation that people probably want to keep going back to over and over. I'm not saying that it's a poorly run operation but the fact that the right of way goes in a loop that is probably 1/2 a mile isn't the biggest appeal to people who want to visit the railroad frequently. This isn't the Black River & Western railroad. Yes, the fact that there are no steam engines operating on the railroad is a disappointment. On a more positive note, there are several good spots to get pictures of the Pine Creek Railroad operations, especially in the field. I had a nice time at the railroad but I am not in a big rush to get back there, even if I had the time.



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