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From: "Daniel G DOT McFadden" dan DOT mcfadden AT gmail DOT com
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:50:12 -0400
Subject: RE: (erielack) ES99/SE98
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I question the 10 mph speed limit that has been mentioned for the High
Bridge Branch. I know the freights did not barrel along but I think they did
better than 10 mph. The 1971 CNJ employees TT shows a limit of 35 mph from
High Bridge to Califon and 30 mph from Califon to Hopatcong Jct. A 1967 TT
shows the same. Even near the end of service in 1976, I remember seeing a
job come through Long Valley and it was surely doing better than 10 mph, at
least in my memory.

With the renewed interest in these trains, I went searching for another view
and found a shot of SE98 at Hainesburg on Sunday April 9, 1972. I have not
been to this location in decades but I believe I was standing on the old
NYS&W roadbed.

I remember seeing ES99 on several occasions but just this once for SE98. Was
SE98 generally nocturnal?

Dan McFadden


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