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Walter Anderson's Collection
 
5/20/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Walter Anderson
Dates:1/29/2006 - 2/18/2006
Album Info:Old Conrail line that ran from South Plainfield yard to Perth Amboy. Conrail named it the Perth Amboy Secondary.It was originally the Easton and Amboy Railroad until purchased by the LV in 1875. It was abandoned by Conrail in 1996. The Middlesex Greenway coalition purchased 3.5 miles of ROW from Middlesex Ave. in Metuchen east to Crows Mill Rd. in Woodbridge and turned it into a trail.They are currently trying to get Conrail to give up the rest of the ROW which goes west to South Plainfield yard where it connects to the LV mainline.
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The LV/Pennsy connection
Title:  The LV/Pennsy connection
Description:  This is where the LV connects to the NEC(ex-Pennsy).
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:28 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The LV/Pennsy connection
Title:  The LV/Pennsy connection
Description:  The track curves west here. It only runs another 100 ft. or so beyond the line of sight.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:29 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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LV bridge remains
Title:  LV bridge remains
Description:  This the west side bridge abutment taken from the eastside. Middlesex Ave. is below.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:30 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The NEC over the LV
Title:  The NEC over the LV
Description:  The LV ROW runs underneath the NEC just east of Middlesex Ave.. From here it continues through Metuchen, Edison,Woodbridge and ends in Perth Amboy.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:31 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Signal crossing stands
Title:  Signal crossing stands
Description:  What's left of the signal crossing at Middlesex Ave.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:32 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The main line between Middlesex and Durham Avenues
Title:  The main line between Middlesex and Durham Avenues
Description:  This is a shot of the track that ran from Durham Ave. east to Middlesex Ave.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:32 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Rail stamping
Title:  Rail stamping
Description:  This rail is stamped with the date 1915 followed by 100A rail. Which I assume means it 100lb.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/18/2006 5:52:43 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Turnout for the LV/Pennsy connection
Title:  Turnout for the LV/Pennsy connection
Description:  This is what's left of the turnout. It's just 1 rail that curves to the left coming off the double ended siding track.The track would then have climbed up grade crossing the bridge and connecting with the Pennsy.(NEC)
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/18/2006 5:52:42 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Turnout for Oakites northern siding
Title:  Turnout for Oakites northern siding
Description:  You can just make out the turnout in the high weeds.The track curving to the right led to Oakites northern siding which tank cars were delivered.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/18/2006 5:52:44 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The Durham Ave. crossing(with oakite in the background)
Title:  The Durham Ave. crossing(with oakite in the background)
Description:  Curbs and sidewalks now replace what use to be the 3 track grade crossing with flashing signals. The double ended siding was to the left, you can see where the mainline ends at the bottom,and the track into Oakite was where the fence is to the right.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:32 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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3 tracks heading east ( to the right of pic) to what use to be the Durham Ave. grade crossing
Title:  3 tracks heading east ( to the right of pic) to what use to be the Durham Ave. grade crossing
Description:  The track in the lower part of the pic is for the Oakite southern siding, the middle is the main and the last (which you can barely make out in the high grass if you follow the Krausers sign straight down)is the double ended siding.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/18/2006 5:52:43 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Switch stand
Title:  Switch stand
Description:  This is the switch stand for the turnout to Oakites southern siding. Notice the operating rod and head block ties.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:33 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The switch for Oakite Inc.'s southern siding
Title:  The switch for Oakite Inc.'s southern siding
Description:  Looking east down the main line you see the facing -point switch for Oakite. Covered hopper cars were delivered here.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:33 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The switch for Oakite's southern siding
Title:  The switch for Oakite's southern siding
Description:  Another shot of the switch. You can just make out the "frog" in the upper left of the pic.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:34 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The Main line and the lead into Oakite Inc.
Title:  The Main line and the lead into Oakite Inc.
Description:  The track to the rear is the lead into Oakite Inc.'s southern siding.The closer track is the main.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:35 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Switch stand
Title:  Switch stand
Description:  What's left of the switch stand for the turnout to the west end of the double ended siding.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:35 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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The switch for the double-ended siding
Title:  The switch for the double-ended siding
Description:  This is the west end switch for the double ended siding. This was used when switching Oakite Inc..
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:35 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Switch for Wincup Inc. siding
Title:  Switch for Wincup Inc. siding
Description:  Barely visible in this pic is the switch for the Wincup Inc.(formerly Handicup) siding.This was a trailing point siding.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:34 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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Port Reading secondary trestle
Title:  Port Reading secondary trestle
Description:  The ROW ran underneath the Port Reading secondary track and connected with the LV mainline at South Plainfield.Left on the PRS takes you to Bound Brook, right to Port Reading Yard and the CC.
Photo Date:  1/29/2006  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 11:07:27 PM
Location:  Metuchen, NJ
Author:  Walter Anderson
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