Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New York City - 3

Hi, These photos were taken during 3 visits to the former New York and Long Branch in the early to late 1980s with most taken in the spring of 1980.

An outbound was making its station stop in Perth Amboy, NJ on what I believe was the day of the farewell to the GG-1 excursions, October 19, 1983.

In June of 1980 the red G brought a commuter train into South Amboy, NJ.  Diesels would be substituted for the G at the station here.

Later that evening an impromptu night photo session was held.

By day the engine terminal was a bee hive of activity.

For a brief period after the retirement of the GG-1s former Amtrak E60s took over the run from Penn Station in New York City to South Amboy.

The evening rush was a good time to catch a southbound crossing the Navesink River into Red Bank, NJ.  The line is now electrified all the way to Long Branch, NJ.

This tower was south of the Red Bank station.

A northbound afternoon train crossed Shark River in Belmar, NJ.

With Brielle in the background this train was approaching Point Pleasant on its way to Bay Head Junction, NJ.

An early morning in bound is shown crossing the Manasquan River into Brielle, NJ.

By the time this photo was taken the Raritan River Railroad had been absorbed by Conrail.  The tower still stands at the south end of the Raritan River in South Amboy.
A local was photographed switching at Milltown, NJ.

Thanks for looking.

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