Category: new jersey

Here’s the all-Pullman Broadway Limite…

Here’s the all-Pullman Broadway Limited cruising through Metuchen, NJ, in the summer of 1961.

Broadway Limited

Broadway Limited

Pre-inaugural publicity photo of streamlined New York–Chicago Broadway Limited near Menlo Park, N.J., spring 1938.

A handsome set of Baltimore & Ohio E7&rs…

A handsome set of Baltimore & Ohio E7’s are ahead of what is likely the “Capitol Limited” at Elizabeth, NJ along the Central Railroad Of New Jersey’s (Jersey Central) then-busy, 4-track main line during the 1950’s. Today, the CNJ right-of-way lies empty.

Train #6, The “Capitol Limited” …

Train #6, The “Capitol Limited” is on its way through Belle Mead, New Jersey, on the New York Division of the Reading. It is lead by E6 (A) #52 delivered in June of 1941, and EB #52a (paired sets shared numbers) delivered in June of 1937. The train ran Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, Jersey City. This train included an RPO-baggage car, 3 coaches, a diner, 3 sleepers and a parlor car. The first coach came from train 25 “The Columbian” and was a lightweight streamliner. He’d have been “tearin’ ‘em up.” The employees’ timetable of 1948 lists The Cap as running 11.5 miles from “GH” Tower near Pennington to Belle Mead in 9 minutes, an average of 76.7mph, then from Belle Mead.

11/15/1951

BO, Roselle Park, New Jersey, 1937 by Center …

BO, Roselle Park, New Jersey, 1937

BO, Roselle Park, New Jersey, 1937 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Capitol Limited engine no. 5309 at Roselle Park, New Jersey, in 1937. Photograph by Robert A. Hadley, © 2017, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Hadley-04-072-02

The Reading Crusader passes XC Tower on the …

The Reading Crusader passes XC Tower on the CNJ Mainline in Cranford NJ for the final time on her way home from Newark NJ.

7/30/1981

The Reading’s Crusader crosses the Rar…

The Reading’s Crusader crosses the Raritan River from Manville at the Water Works in the brilliant sunshine on the final morning of operation.

Manville, NJ

7/30/1981

Crusader by Bill Wilcox Via Flickr: Southe…

Crusader

Crusader by Bill Wilcox

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority RDC3 9166 and RDC1 9154 operating as Conrail Trenton Line train 5619, the westbound Crusader, cross the massive Dock bridge and enter Pennsylvania Station at Newark, New Jersey, USA, 16 June 1981.

Newark Penn Station in June 1981. Roger Puta…

Newark Penn Station in June 1981.  Roger Puta took these 6 from the southwest end of the platforms.

Newark Penn Station in June 1981. Roger Puta took these 6 from the southwest end of the platforms. by Marty Bernard

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SEPTA RDCs

Reading then SEPTA had been running to Newark since the 1967 and the RDC’s were the remnant of the “Wall Street”. One of the Budd RDCs on this train had a lunch counter with 4 or 6 tables and served coffee and snacks in the morning coming north from Philadelphia to Newark and drinks and snacks in the evening going south.

Remants of the Crusader heading to Newark B…

Remants of the Crusader heading to Newark

Bound Brook, NJ

5/18/1981