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Penn Station platforms.











Platforms seem cleaner.

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Photos of my trip to New Jersey on Sunday.



I am on the train to Point Pleasant New Jersey.





That train leaves Point Pleasant going to Bay Head which is the next and final station.







Point Pleasant train station.


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Photos from Point Pleasant New Jersey.









Near the train station.







I am feeding the seagulls at the beach looking at the Atlantic Ocean less than a mile from the train station.


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Videos from my trip to the train show in Edison New Jersey on Sunday.


NJ Transit train I was on leaves Metuchen New Jersey heading to Trenton at 12:07 pm.


Amtrak train speeds thru Metuchen heading to New York City at 12:11 pm.


South of the station is The Middlesex Greenway Trail at 12:25 pm. Former Lehigh Valley spur line.


I am feeding the geese near the Expo Center at 1:41 pm.

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I did not take any videos of the show but other visitors did.






Not my videos. He took them on Saturday. I worked Saturday so I went to the Sunday show.
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I only bought two items at the show on Sunday.


AHM Santa Fe C liner for ten dollars. Tyco Pennsylvania hopper car for five dollars.

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After the show I walked to Edison New Jersey.






Nice Christmas decorations near Edison New Jersey at 6:18 pm.
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I continued walking to the Edison train station.




I arrived at 6:53 pm.


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Photos from my trip to the train show on Sunday.



NJ Transit train I was on leaves Metuchen New Jersey going towards Trenton at 12:07 pm.



Metuchen station house at 12:09 pm.



Metuchen station house at 12:10 pm.







Amtrak train passes Metuchen heading to New York City at 12:11 pm.

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Few blocks south is a former spur rail line.



The Middlesex Greenway Trail at 12:25 pm.



Four miles long trail was a Lehigh Valley spur line. Was longer as a railroad spur line back in the day.



Further south is the Raritan Center complex at 1:12 pm.



Cars there waiting to be picked up.



Short distance to the avenue.



I am at the train show in the New Jersey Expo Center at 2:05 pm.



Almost ready to leave the show at 3:15 pm. I did not stay long since I have to be careful of the virus.
I took few photos since I do not like to photograph people nor train items. Next time I will sneak in a few photos of the merchandise.



This is not my photo nor item. I saw a Tyco GP20 engine like this one for $80 yesterday.
I know it is rare and I had the $80 to buy it. But to me it is not worth that amount.



This is not my photo nor item. I saw a Tyco Southern set like this one for $400. Rare but not worth it to me at least.



I have left the building at 3:25 pm.

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More photos from Sunday.



Slowly walking back to a NJ Transit train station at 4:02 pm.



Well manicured grounds at 4:03 pm.



I saw colorful trees along the route at 4:15 pm.



Still have leaves on them at 4:20 pm.



More colorful trees at 4:32 pm.

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More photos from Sunday.



Wawa was a must to visit at 5:21 pm near Edison.



Christmas decorations along the route at 6:17 pm.



Cold but enjoyable to see at 6:18 pm.



I am at the Edison New Jersey train station at 6:53 pm.







NJ Transit train seen at 7:09 pm.

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Never knew there was a Raritan Central railway... Cool pics...!!!
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Here are some internet videos of the Raritan Central Railroad.
A shortline freight operator in the Edison New Jersey area.


Some of that video shows the track I was walking on.
And Fieldcrest Avenue that I took to reach the train show.






Not my videos. Cool shortline in New Jersey.

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Interesting ops. A triple header in reverse.
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My photos from Sunday to Bridgewater Township New Jersey.





ALP 45DP heritage unit in Erie Lackawanna colors at Newark New Jersey. Runs in diesel or electric mode.





I am at the Somerville New Jersey train station as the train leaves towards Raritan.





The Somerville depot at 1:35 pm. Six mile walk ahead for me in the rain.





Checked out some stores before my long walk. One of them has vintage arcade games.





Some antique stores and video stores. A cute dog I saw at one of the stores I visited.





After six miles and over two hours I reach the Manor at 3:55 pm.





Very nice location for various events. Rain has stopped for now.





Entrance to the Manor. Wedding at 4 pm. I will talk to my friend and his wife after the wedding ceremony.





It was crowded in the wedding room and I do not want to risk getting the virus if someone has it.





So to play it safe I will walk around the grounds until the wedding ceremony is over. Social distance rules I follow.





Wedding ceremony would have been outside if the weather was nicer on Sunday.





Very nice to look at while I wait for my friend. His wife's niece is the bride.





Plenty of colorful flowers for an enjoyable setting.





Definitely adds to the lovely ambience for a wedding.





After the ceremony I talked with him and his wife.





After an hour talking with them and others it is time for me to leave. He drove me back to Somerville.





Train arrives to take me home. Thank you Michael and Rita for an enjoyable time on Sunday.

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say I was just now wondering hehe
did NJT have cabooses?
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Found a photo on the internet.



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Photos from last Thursday.














Former Montclair New Jersey station terminal near the current Bay Street Station. Now a restaurant.








Trackside on the current Montclair New Jersey route.





A station in Montclair. They have six stops in the area.

















Mountain Lakes New Jersey train station.

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Photos of my visit to Mountain Lakes New Jersey on Thursday.

















One of the ponds in this beautiful area.





Heading back to the station.





Model train store near the station. O HO N scale items inside.





Train approaches the station.





I am at Lake Hopatcong New Jersey train station.





Depot is above the tracks.





Depot is restored but not used as a station anymore. Historical society inside.


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someone needs to fix that crossbuck on the hobby store as its up WRONG!
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Some of my videos on Friday to Lake Hopatcong.




I am at Dover New Jersey where passengers switch from electric powered trains to diesel powered ones.




On the diesel powered train at Mount Arlington New Jersey.




On the train as it passes thru Mount Arlington.




I am at the Lake Hopatcong New Jersey train station.




Above the tracks is the restored train depot.




One mile walk to the beach at Lake Hopatcong.




I am at the beach in Lake Hopatcong.




Short hiking trails are all around here.




Southern area of the lake in north central New Jersey.




I spent over an hour here to enjoy the views.




Few people at the park with their dogs.




Left after an hour and returned back to the station area. One last video before taking the east bound train home.

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Photos from Friday to Lake Hopatcong New Jersey.








Dover New Jersey depot built in 1901 by the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Overhead electric wire ends west of this station.











NJ Transit engine 4207 built in 1965 as a GP40 unit for freight service. Rebuilt into a GP40PH-2B unit for passenger service.





I am on the train to Lake Hopatcong. Passes Mount Arlington with Route 80 in the background.





A pond at Mount Arlington. I am still on the train.





I am near Lake Hopatcong train station.





I arrive at the Lake Hopatcong station platform.





Train is ready to go.





Leaves Lake Hopatcong.





I have over two hours to explore the area.





Bridge over the tracks. Use to have four tracks on this line.





Now only has two tracks. There use to have trolley service on that bridge.





No more trolley service. Only cars and trucks now. I am at an area which use to have a canal.
Water long gone and cemented over. Good thing otherwise my feet would be wet.


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Now for the fun part of my trip on Friday to Lake Hopatcong.





Former train station depot built in 1911. Tracks are behind and below this depot.





Now used for the Lake Hopatcong historical society foundation.





Time to walk to the lake.





Pleasant walk to the lake.





Looks great around the area.





Halfway to the beach at the lake.





Finally reach the beach at the lake.





Nice colors all around.





Some people here are enjoying the nice weather.





Nice hiking trails in the park near the beach.





Could spend hours here if there was more daylight time.





But night approaches the area. Time to head back home.





Time to leave this wonderful area.





Still some daylight left as I walk back to the train station.





Back at the station to wait for the train home. I will return soon.


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