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From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski" paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:08:01 -0400
Subject: RE: (erielack) Boonton Line animation
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To add emphasis to the "rollercoaster" nature of the NY&GL, here are a few
shots from my collection:
The 3603 shot coming off the Peckman Creek bridge (partially hidden in the
trees) is of what is either NY-98 or SF-100 heading east, and the train is
beginning to bite into the stiff grade climbing up to Great Notch. All while
on a big curve! Rich Campana collection photo.
The 1246 shot shows a fun little thing: The train (one of the vaunted "Port
Morris Turns") is still climbing up the grade to Great Notch (behind the
photographer) while going through a crossover - how all eastbounds usually
proceeded. Look at the trailing freight cars dropping down around the turn!
(the line on the left is the beginning of the Caldwell Branch) Rich Campana
The 3660 shot shows westbount CS-9 descending the sharp hill just east of
West Arlington station through the big "Arlington cut". There was a similar
hill on the other side of this cut, but with a longer, shallower grade.
Curt Carlough photo.
Lastly, the 3621 shot showing NY-98 rolling down the hill past the Glen
Ridge station (note: It's up for sale by bid, minimum bid is $150K!). Note
the train behind it climbs upgrade, then levels off a bit, and starts to
climb yet again. Joy! :) Curt Carlough photo.